Employment and HR News

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...

Government Reviews the Dismissal ProcessMarch 16, 2012

The Government is carrying out a review of the current dismissal process and is seeking the views of employers, employees and all other interested parties...

Planned Changes to Unfair Dismissal RightsMarch 12, 2012

The Government has confirmed that the qualification period for the right to claim unfair dismissal will be extended from one to two years from 6...

Reforms to the Employment Law SystemFebruary 16, 2012

The Government has announced its proposals for reform of the employment law system following its consultation, ‘Resolving Workplace Disputes’, and the Red Tape Challenge review...

Employee or Self-Employed – Mutuality of ObligationDecember 2, 2007

Employees, or their dependants, are entitled to claim damages for injury caused by a workplace accident if: • there was a duty of care owed...