Employment and HR Articles

The GDPR – Will You Be Ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the EU Data Protection Directive, is a comprehensive data protection regime aimed at achieving a high level...

Pension Rights for Gay Spouses and Civil Partners

The Supreme Court has handed down a ruling which means that all married gay couples and civil partners should receive equal pension rights. Paragraph 18 of...

Monitoring of Employee’s Emails Did Violate His Privacy Rights

In the long-running case of Bărbulescu v Romania, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) looked at an employer's right to examine an employee's use...

In Brief: HSE Guidance on the Safe Use of Work Equipment

The Health and Safety Executive has a publication on what employers and others responsible for workplace health and safety should do in order to comply...

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...

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Employment and HR News

Supreme Court Rejects Pimlico Plumbers’ Appeal in Employment Status CaseJune 12, 2018

There have been a number of recent cases looking at the precise nature of the employment status of those working for employers who like their...

Small Family Company Overturns Pregnancy Discrimination FindingJune 3, 2018

Quite apart from any breach of sex discrimination law which might occur, it is automatically unfair dismissal if an employer dismisses a female employee for...

Are You Ready for the World Cup?May 20, 2018

The 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup starts on Thursday 14 June with a match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. England’s first...

Mental Health Awareness Week – Acas Guidance for EmployersMay 15, 2018

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is focusing on stress. Whilst not a mental health...

Settlement Agreements and the Date of TerminationMay 3, 2018

Where there is an existing employment dispute, the communications that take place in order to reach a settlement agreement are normally subject to 'without prejudice'...

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