Employment and HR Articles

Dealing with Employee Absence

Employee absences can be both costly and disruptive for businesses. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's 2016 annual survey report on Absence Management,...

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...

Settlement Agreements

Following changes made by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, compromise agreements were renamed ‘settlement agreements’ and new provisions (Section 111A) were inserted into...

Homeworking and an Employer’s Duties

Since 30 June 2014, all employees who have worked for their employer continuously for 26 weeks have the right to ask their employer if they...

Religion or Belief Discrimination – What Constitutes a Philosophical Belief?

When the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 were first introduced, employees were protected from discrimination by reason of any 'religion, religious belief or...

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Employment and HR News

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...

The Employment Tribunal Fees Refund SchemeNovember 16, 2017

Following a four-week pilot scheme, the Employment Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme is now open to anyone who paid fees in respect of an Employment Tribunal...

‘Pre-Pack’ Administration and TUPEOctober 4, 2017

Whilst the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) operate to protect the employment rights of employees when there is a relevant transfer...

Depressed Supermarket Worker Wins Disability Discrimination PayoutSeptember 20, 2017

Disability is a broad legal concept and encompasses not just physical incapacity but also mental ill health and all of its consequences. In one case,...

Workplace Disciplinary Action – Does the Penalty Fit the Offence?September 11, 2017

When it comes to workplace disciplinary action, it is vital for employers to ensure that the penalty fits the offence. In one striking case where...

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