Employment and HR Articles

Pension Rights for Civil PartnersNovember 24, 2015

As the law currently stands, employers and pension funds are permitted to exclude civil partners from spousal benefits under a pension scheme the rights to...

What Constitutes ‘Work Equipment’?November 24, 2015

A case in the Scottish Court of Session (Coia v Portavadie Estates Limited) examined the question of what is and what is not work equipment...

Advice on Workplace Dress CodesJuly 22, 2015

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has guidance for employers who wish to impose dress standards in the workplace. This emphasises that employers should...

Sleeping Time and the National Minimum WageApril 8, 2015

Over the years, there have been several employment law cases dealing with the question of whether 'sleep-in' hours constitute 'time work' for the purposes of...

Employment Rights – Ministers of ReligionMarch 12, 2015

In President of the Methodist Conference v Preston, the Supreme Court ruled that a Methodist minister was not an employee of the Church and so...

In Brief: Acas Guidance on Holiday and Holiday PayMarch 12, 2015

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has useful guidance for employers puzzling over staff holiday pay entitlements. The guidance leaflet gives a summary of holiday...

Offensive Tweets and Unfair DismissalMarch 12, 2015

In a case which dealt with the issue of misuse of Twitter by an employee in the context of an unfair dismissal claim (Game Retail...

A General Guide to Recruiting StaffMarch 12, 2015

Getting the recruitment process right is vital to ensure that you not only select the most suitable candidate for the vacancy but also do so...

In Brief: Data Protection Guidance for EmployersMarch 12, 2015

Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that employees' personal details are respected and properly protected. The Employment Practices Data Protection Code contains guidance on the...

A Guide to Selecting Employees for RedundancyMarch 12, 2015

When an employer faces having to dismiss employees by reason of redundancy, there are certain procedures that should be followed in order to comply with...

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