Employment and HR Articles

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...

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...

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Employment and HR News

Sacked Maritime Armed Guard Has Compensation Hopes BoostedFebruary 28, 2017

Where there is a complaint of misconduct, an employer will not normally be judged to have acted reasonably unless a full and fair investigation into...

New Minimum Wage RatesFebruary 21, 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his Autumn Statement that the following changes to the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage...

Disability Discrimination – A Question of Cause and EffectFebruary 17, 2017

Findings of disability discrimination require proof not only of unfavourable treatment but also of a causal connection between that treatment and a person's disability. That...

Government Review of Employment Tribunal FeesFebruary 15, 2017

The Ministry of Justice has published its long-awaited review of Employment Tribunal (ET) fees, which were introduced in July 2013. This concluded that the objectives for...

Changes to Employment Law – 2014February 15, 2017

Changes to employment law and practice are normally implemented in either April or October in order to make life easier for employers, who must ensure...

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