Employment and HR Articles

Pension Rights for Civil Partners

As the law currently stands, employers and pension funds are permitted to exclude civil partners from spousal benefits under a pension scheme the rights to...

What Constitutes ‘Work Equipment’?

A case in the Scottish Court of Session (Coia v Portavadie Estates Limited) examined the question of what is and what is not work equipment...

Advice on Workplace Dress Codes

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has guidance for employers who wish to impose dress standards in the workplace. This emphasises that employers should...

Sleeping Time and the National Minimum Wage

Over the years, there have been several employment law cases dealing with the question of whether 'sleep-in' hours constitute 'time work' for the purposes of...

Employment Rights – Ministers of Religion

In President of the Methodist Conference v Preston, the Supreme Court ruled that a Methodist minister was not an employee of the Church and so...

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Employment and HR News

Disability – Protection of Pay Can Be a Reasonable AdjustmentDecember 1, 2016

In G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Limited v Powell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments where a provision,...

TUPE – No Service Provision Change to Commercial Bus CompanyNovember 21, 2016

In a recent case (CT Plus (Yorkshire) CIC v Black and Others), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) provided important guidance on the operation of the...

Indirect Sex Discrimination and the Employer’s Legitimate Business AimsNovember 10, 2016

Under Section 19 of the Equality Act 2010, a female employee will succeed in a claim of indirect sex discrimination if she can show that...

Acas Guidance on Carrying Out Investigations in the WorkplaceNovember 2, 2016

When a problem arises in the workplace that cannot be resolved informally or quickly, it is important that the matter is dealt with fairly and...

Uber Drivers Win First Round of Employment Rights BattleNovember 1, 2016

In a ground-breaking decision, the Employment Tribunal (ET) has ruled that Uber drivers are workers, rather than being self-employed, and thus have the right to...

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