Employment and HR Articles

Varying Employees’ Contracts of Employment

If an employer is seeking to make changes to employees' contracts of employment, it is important to remember that where this will necessitate adverse changes...

Written Statement of Employment Particulars

A contract of employment may be verbal but all employees, whether part-time or full-time, are entitled by law to be given a written statement setting...

A Guide to Garden Leave

‘Garden leave’ is the term used to describe the situation in which an employee who has resigned or been dismissed is required to serve out...

In Brief: Assessment of Repetitive Tasks Tool

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common occupational illness in Britain. They include problems such as low back pain, joint injuries and repetitive strain injuries...

In Brief: Advice on Occupational Asthma

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has a website dedicated to advice on how to reduce occupational asthma. This is aimed at employers and is...

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Employment and HR News

Court Rules Restrictive Covenants Are EnforceableAugust 29, 2016

In the recent case of Bartholomews Agri Food Limited v Thornton, the High Court found that a restrictive covenant included in the contract of employment...

Unlawfully Dismissed Football Manager Wins CompensationAugust 18, 2016

Constructive dismissal occurs when an employee resigns and can demonstrate that he or she is entitled to do so because the employer shows by their...

LLPs and Whistleblowing – EAT Gives GuidanceJuly 24, 2016

Members of limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are not 'employees', but they are 'workers' and are thus entitled to all the legal protections afforded by the...

Employer’s Refusal to Extend PHI Not Age DiscriminationJuly 12, 2016

In a case which emphasises the importance of clarity of language when providing information on employees' contractual entitlement to Permanent Health Insurance (PHI) benefits, the...

Company Acts to Prevent Former Employees Taking Its BusinessJune 30, 2016

If you suspect a current or former employee of disloyalty, the law can move extremely quickly to help you. In one case (M&E Global (Staffing)...

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