Employment and HR Articles

Homeworking and an Employer’s DutiesSeptember 15, 2016

Since 30 June 2014, all employees who have worked for their employer continuously for 26 weeks have the right to ask their employer if they...

Religion or Belief Discrimination – What Constitutes a Philosophical Belief?September 15, 2016

When the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 were first introduced, employees were protected from discrimination by reason of any 'religion, religious belief or...

Drug Policy – Recognising the Signs and What to DoSeptember 15, 2016

Substance abuse amongst staff can affect all areas of employment, whether it be a decrease in productivity, increased absenteeism or the increased likelihood of accidents...

Tougher Rules on Illegal Working Now In ForceSeptember 15, 2016

The Immigration Act 2016 contains a wide range of measures, including new rules intended to crack down on businesses that employ those who do not...

WhistleblowingSeptember 15, 2016

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) – often referred to as the ‘Whistleblowing’ Act – was introduced in the wake of various workplace scandals...

Workplace Stress – An Employer’s DutiesSeptember 15, 2016

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published the findings of its sixteenth absence management survey, carried out in partnership with Simplyhealth. This...

In Brief: Guidance on Recruiting and Retaining Transgender EmployeesApril 22, 2016

In partnership with Inclusive Employers – a membership organisation for employers looking to build inclusive workplaces – the Government has produced guidance designed to provide...

In Brief: Employing ReservistsApril 22, 2016

The Ministry of Justice has published a toolkit for employers containing guidance and support on all aspects of employing reservists. This includes: details of rights...

A Guide to Preventing Disability Discrimination in the WorkplaceApril 18, 2016

Under the Equality Act 2010, which repeals all previous discrimination law and brings together the relevant legislation in one place, it is unlawful to discriminate...

A Brief Guide to TUPEApril 18, 2016

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) apply to any size of business and protect the employment rights of employees when their...

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