Employment and HR Articles

A Guide to Shared Parental Leave

Regulations that came into force on 1 December 2014 made changes to the way in which eligible parents can take leave after the birth or...

E-cigarettes in the Workplace

Legislation under the Health Act 2006 that prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, on public transport and in vehicles used for work does...

A Guide to the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 came into force on 6 April 2017, introducing mandatory gender pay gap reporting on an...

A Guide to Equal Pay Audits

Under the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate between men and women in terms of their pay and conditions where...

Employees’ Right to Request Flexible Working Arrangements

Since 30 June 2014, all employees have had the right to ask their employer for a change to their contractual terms and conditions of employment...

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Employment and HR News

‘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...

Depressed Supermarket Worker Wins Disability Discrimination PayoutSeptember 20, 2017

Disability is a broad legal concept and encompasses not just physical incapacity but also mental ill health and all of its consequences. In one case,...

Workplace Disciplinary Action – Does the Penalty Fit the Offence?September 11, 2017

When it comes to workplace disciplinary action, it is vital for employers to ensure that the penalty fits the offence. In one striking case where...

Social Housing Company Not Guilty of Age DiscriminationAugust 13, 2017

In the context of a redundancy process, in which workers competed with one another in order to obtain one of the remaining posts, it was...

Sleeping at Work and the National Minimum WageAugust 3, 2017

Whether or not a worker who is on call at their employer's premises but who is allowed to sleep when their services are not required...

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