Employment and HR Articles

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...

In Brief: Acas E-learning Modules

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) offers useful electronic learning modules on a variety of topics. These include: starting work; discipline and grievance; equality...

Vicarious Liability in the Workplace

The Supreme Court has ruled in two cases that dealt with the vicarious liability of employers for incidents that took place at work. Employee's Extreme Acts In...

National Minimum Wage and Statutory Pay Rates

The following changes to the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will come into effect on 1 April 2017: The...

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Employment and HR News

Restrictive Covenants and Unlawful Restraint of TradeDecember 19, 2017

Restrictive covenants in employment contracts are worthless if they are so broad as to amount to an unlawful restraint of trade. The Court of Appeal...

Employment Status – Uber Must Take its Case to the Court of AppealDecember 6, 2017

After the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal that Uber drivers are workers, rather than being self-employed, and thus have the...

Part-Time Workers and DiscriminationDecember 5, 2017

The Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (PTWR), which came into force on 1 July 2000, established a minimum standard of fairness...

National Minimum Wage Rates 2018-2019December 4, 2017

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission's recommended rates for the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) that will come...

Common Pitfalls of the Office Christmas PartyNovember 28, 2017

The annual Christmas party offers employers the chance to thank members of staff for their hard work over the past year and is a chance...

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