Employment and HR Articles

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...

Collective Redundancy Consultation – An Employer’s DutiesApril 18, 2016

Under Section 188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA), employers have a duty to consult with appropriate representatives of employees...

Driving on Company BusinessApril 18, 2016

Research by the Health and Safety Executive shows that 20 people are killed and 250 are seriously injured each week in traffic accidents involving someone...

Mobile Workers – Daily Travel To and From Work is ‘Working Time’April 18, 2016

The EU Working Time Directive, which is implemented into UK law by the Working Time Regulations 1998, defines working time as 'any period during which...

The Corporate Manslaughter ActApril 18, 2016

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 established a new statutory offence of corporate manslaughter (corporate culpable homicide in Scotland). An organisation is guilty of...

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...

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