Employment and HR Articles

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...

Employee Rest Breaks

Employers Must Be Proactive to Ensure Workers Get Proper Breaks Except in certain circumstances, an adult worker whose daily working time is more than six hours...

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Employment and HR News

Government Consults on Aspects of the Parental Bereavement BillMarch 28, 2018

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill was introduced into Parliament as a Private Members' Bill in July 2017. The Bill is being supported by...

Unfair Competition by Former Employees – The Law Can Move Fast!February 16, 2018

If key workers leave your employment and you are concerned that they may breach their contracts by setting up in competition, the law can move...

Government Responds to the Taylor Review of Employment PracticesFebruary 8, 2018

In October 2016, the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and a...

Unfair Dismissal – What Matters is the Decision Maker’s MindsetFebruary 6, 2018

For an employee to succeed in a claim of unfair dismissal, they must be able to show that their employer has acted unreasonably, and unfair...

Airline Pilot Strikes Crucial Blow for Trade Union RightsJanuary 30, 2018

It has long been unlawful to refuse to employ someone because of his or her trade union membership. However, in a ground-breaking decision, a tribunal...

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