Employment and HR News

ACAS Guidance on Maternity Rights and RedundancyJuly 19, 2012

Currently, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) helpline receives 15,000 calls a year from employers and employees seeking advice on pregnancy or maternity and...

Redundancy and the Pool for SelectionJuly 19, 2012

Redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, but may be found to be unfair – for example if a particular employee is unfairly selected...

Reform of the Collective Redundancy RulesJuly 5, 2012

Following a call for evidence on the operation of the rules that apply to consulting with employees when collective redundancies are necessary, the Government has...

ACAS Guidance for Employers on the Olympic GamesJune 14, 2012

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has issued guidance for employers on some of the issues that might arise in connection with the London...

The Employment Status of PartnersJune 14, 2012

Whether or not someone is a partner or an employee of a business will depend on the exact nature of the relationship and the agreement...

The Olympic Games – Are You Prepared?May 16, 2012

With only a couple of months to go before the London 2012 Olympic Games commence on 27 July 2012, employers are reminded of the importance...

Compromise Agreements and the Equality ActMay 9, 2012

A compromise agreement is a legally binding agreement by which an employee undertakes to refrain from instigating Employment Tribunal (ET) proceedings against his or her...

Barrister Wins Sexual Orientation Discrimination ClaimApril 26, 2012

In Bivonas LLP and others v Bennett, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal (ET) that a gay barrister...

Increase in Unpaid Parental Leave PostponedApril 17, 2012

Currently, any employee who has completed one year of continuous employment and who ‘has, or expects to have responsibility, for a child’ is entitled to...

New Minimum Wage RatesMarch 21, 2012

The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) on the rates for the National Minimum Wage (NMW) that will apply from...