Employment and HR News

Unfair Dismissal – What Matters is the Decision Maker’s MindsetFebruary 6, 2018

For an employee to succeed in a claim of unfair dismissal, they must be able to show that their employer has acted unreasonably, and unfair...

Airline Pilot Strikes Crucial Blow for Trade Union RightsJanuary 30, 2018

It has long been unlawful to refuse to employ someone because of his or her trade union membership. However, in a ground-breaking decision, a tribunal...

Workplace Mobility Clauses – EAT GuidanceJanuary 8, 2018

Mobility of labour is vital to any modern economy and many employment contracts require staff to relocate from one workplace to another if their employer's...

Restrictive Covenants and Unlawful Restraint of TradeDecember 19, 2017

Restrictive covenants in employment contracts are worthless if they are so broad as to amount to an unlawful restraint of trade. The Court of Appeal...

Employment Status – Uber Must Take its Case to the Court of AppealDecember 6, 2017

After the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal that Uber drivers are workers, rather than being self-employed, and thus have the...

Part-Time Workers and DiscriminationDecember 5, 2017

The Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (PTWR), which came into force on 1 July 2000, established a minimum standard of fairness...

National Minimum Wage Rates 2018-2019December 4, 2017

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission's recommended rates for the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) that will come...

Common Pitfalls of the Office Christmas PartyNovember 28, 2017

The annual Christmas party offers employers the chance to thank members of staff for their hard work over the past year and is a chance...

The Employment Tribunal Fees Refund SchemeNovember 16, 2017

Following a four-week pilot scheme, the Employment Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme is now open to anyone who paid fees in respect of an Employment Tribunal...

‘Pre-Pack’ Administration and TUPEOctober 4, 2017

Whilst the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) operate to protect the employment rights of employees when there is a relevant transfer...