Employment and HR News

TUPE – Service Provision Change GuidanceOctober 10, 2012

In Argyll Coastal Services Ltd. v Stirling and Others, a pre-hearing review was necessary to decide whether or not there had been a service provision...

Redundancy and the Selection Criteria for Alternative PostsOctober 9, 2012

In Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd. v Monte-D’Cruz, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has given guidance on the principles that apply to the process for deciding...

The Effective Date of Termination – Resignations With Immediate EffectSeptember 27, 2012

An employee’s effective date of termination (EDT), as defined by the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA), marks the start of the three-month period within which...

New Employment Law ReformsSeptember 17, 2012

The Government has published for consultation a package of reforms aimed at simplifying and speeding up the process of ending the employment relationship when it...

Court of Appeal Advises on Dealing With Allegations of MisconductAugust 24, 2012

The Court of Appeal has ruled (Crawford and another v Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) that procedural defects in the disciplinary process adopted by...

Low Pay Commission Consults on the Accommodation OffsetAugust 1, 2012

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) was established following the introduction of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act 1998 to advise the Government on the NMW...

Changes to the Rules Governing Employment Tribunal ProcedureJuly 27, 2012

Most new laws affecting businesses are introduced on one of two common commencement dates each year – either 6 April or 1 October. From 6 April...

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...