Employment and HR Articles

Age Discrimination – Life After the Abolition of the Default Retirement Age

Since the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA), it is no longer permissible for an employer to dismiss an older worker on the ground...

Informing and Consulting Employees

The EU Information and Consultation Directive 2002 established minimum requirements for companies with more than 50 employees for consulting and informing them on a wide...

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...

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Employment and HR News

Acas Guidance on Carrying Out Investigations in the WorkplaceNovember 2, 2016

When a problem arises in the workplace that cannot be resolved informally or quickly, it is important that the matter is dealt with fairly and...

Uber Drivers Win First Round of Employment Rights BattleNovember 1, 2016

In a ground-breaking decision, the Employment Tribunal (ET) has ruled that Uber drivers are workers, rather than being self-employed, and thus have the right to...

EAT Decision Reinforces Agency Workers’ RightsNovember 1, 2016

In a guideline decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has reinforced the rights of agency workers for the purposes of the protected disclosure ('whistleblowing') provisions...

The Use of E-cigarettes in the WorkplaceOctober 18, 2016

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...

Court of Appeal Rules on Holiday Pay and Unearned CommissionOctober 10, 2016

The Court of Appeal has handed down its ruling in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited and Others, concluding that the Employment Tribunal (ET) was...

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