Employment and HR Articles

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Employment and HR News

Government Abolishes the Sick Pay Reclaim SchemeJuly 16, 2014

The Government's decision to abolish, with effect from 6 April 2014, the statutory sick pay (SSP) percentage threshold scheme, whereby employers could, in certain circumstances,...

Age Discrimination and RedundancyJuly 10, 2014

A 61-year-old local authority employee, who received a lower redundancy payment than younger workers with the same length of service because she was over the...

Employees’ Right to Request Flexible Working ArrangementsJune 30, 2014

From 30 June 2014, all employees have the right to ask their employer for a change to their contractual terms and conditions of employment so...

Disability Discrimination – Reasonable AdjustmentsJune 27, 2014

Under Section 4A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), employers had a duty to make reasonable adjustments if a provision, criterion or practice (PCP)...

Court of Appeal Confirms Big Picture Focus Means Big LossJune 17, 2014

The dangers of leaving the details of negotiations to those interested in the 'big picture' have been clearly illustrated by a Court of Appeal decision...

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