Employment and HR Articles

A General Guide to Recruiting Staff

Getting the recruitment process right is vital to ensure that you not only select the most suitable candidate for the vacancy but also do so...

In Brief: Data Protection Guidance for Employers

Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that employees' personal details are respected and properly protected. The Employment Practices Data Protection Code contains guidance on the...

A Guide to Selecting Employees for Redundancy

When an employer faces having to dismiss employees by reason of redundancy, there are certain procedures that should be followed in order to comply with...

In Brief: Acas Guidance on Holiday and Holiday Pay

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has useful guidance for employers puzzling over staff holiday pay entitlements. The guidance leaflet gives a summary of holiday...

Offensive Tweets and Unfair Dismissal

In a case which dealt with the issue of misuse of Twitter by an employee in the context of an unfair dismissal claim (Game Retail...

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Employment and HR News

EAT Decision Reinforces Agency Workers’ RightsNovember 1, 2016

In a guideline decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has reinforced the rights of agency workers for the purposes of the protected disclosure ('whistleblowing') provisions...

The Use of E-cigarettes in the WorkplaceOctober 18, 2016

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...

Court of Appeal Rules on Holiday Pay and Unearned CommissionOctober 10, 2016

The Court of Appeal has handed down its ruling in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited and Others, concluding that the Employment Tribunal (ET) was...

Pregnancy Discrimination Care Assistant Wins Right to CompensationOctober 9, 2016

A nursing home care assistant who was paid less than she was contractually entitled to – and was discriminated against by her employer after she...

Michael Jackson Impersonator’s Move Sparks Employment DisputeSeptember 21, 2016

In an unusual case, which shows how important it is to act quickly if an employee breaches his or her contract of employment, a Blackpool...

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