Employment and HR Articles

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...

Early Conciliation – How Does it Work?

For Employment Tribunal (ET) claims lodged on or after 6 May 2014, it is a legal requirement, unless an exemption applies, for the claimant to...

Religious Discrimination Claims

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) was asked to rule in four UK cases in which Christian employees claimed to have suffered discrimination at...

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...

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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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