Employment and HR Articles

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...

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...

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Employment and HR News

Are You Prepared for the World Cup?February 15, 2017

The 2014 FIFA World Cup starts next Thursday, with England’s first match, against Italy, due to kick off at 11pm on Saturday, 14 June. Employers...

Dismissal When Final Written Warning ‘Manifestly Inappropriate’February 8, 2017

Workplace disciplinary processes often have a number of distinct phases, and legal errors in any one of them can be enough to infect the whole....

Whistleblowing Bus Driver Was Unfairly DismissedJanuary 24, 2017

A worker who 'blows the whistle' on wrongdoing in the workplace can claim unfair dismissal if he or she is dismissed for doing so. A...

Employers Must Be Proactive to Ensure Workers Get Proper BreaksJanuary 16, 2017

Except in certain circumstances, an adult worker whose daily working time is more than six hours is entitled to a 20-minute uninterrupted rest break as...

Diabetic Salesman Put Under Too Much Pressure to Meet TargetsDecember 30, 2016

A diabetic telephone salesman who was put under intense pressure to meet targets – and was eventually sacked for failing to do so – has...

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