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  • Religion or belief discrimination

    Inbrief

    27 October 2016

    The European Equal Treatment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC) prohibits direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation in the workplace in respect of various characteristics including religion, religious belief and philosophical belief. This is implemented through the Equality Act 2010.

  • Bullying and harassment

    Inbrief

    19 October 2016

    Dignity at work has become increasingly recognised in recent years as an important issue for employers to address. Taking action to prevent bullying and harassment at work can be crucial in avoiding increased levels of stress and absenteeism, low staff morale, high turnover and decreased productivity.

  • Reducing business costs - alternatives to redundancy

    Inbrief

    07 October 2016

    When businesses run into financial difficulties and need to reduce costs, the knee-jerk reaction is often to consider the scope for job cuts.

  • Family rights

    Inbrief

    05 October 2016

    Employees who have parental responsibility for a child are afforded certain legal rights in order to protect and support their role as parents.

  • Industrial action

    Inbrief

    22 September 2016

    Economically turbulent times have seen an increase in trade unions ‘flexing their muscles’ by way of industrial action.

  • Collective redundancies

    Inbrief

    21 September 2016

    Most employers are aware of the procedures that have to be followed when making someone redundant (or their job, to be more precise).

  • Dismissals for SOSR

    Inbrief

    13 September 2016

    “Some other substantial reason” (“SOSR”) is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissing an employee.

  • Working without the default retirement age

    Inbrief

    09 September 2016

    When age discrimination legislation was first introduced in 2006, it allowed employers to retire employees compulsorily at or over the default retirement age (“DRA”) of 65 as long as they followed a statutory retirement notification procedure.

  • Managing ill health and disability

    Inbrief

    06 September 2016

    The management of ill health and disability raises problems that employers have to grapple with on a daily basis. Minimising the cost and inconvenience of ill health in the workforce, whilst ensuring compliance with legal obligations, requires both a clear understanding of the relevant legal principles and a co-ordinated approach.

  • Social media and the workplace

    Inbrief

    26 August 2016

    Businesses are embracing the benefits that social media brings but its recent massive growth in popularity is inevitably creating issues in the workplace as the interface between employees’ work and personal lives becomes blurred.

  • Protecting your business

    Inbrief

    18 August 2016

    Protecting your business from competitive threats is vital. Losing a team or a key employee to a competitor can be extremely damaging. You may lose clients, prospects, and other staff. Your valuable confidential information may be put at risk.

  • Smoking at work

    Inbrief

    11 August 2016

    Following the introduction of the smoking ban in England in July 2007, it is a criminal offence in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to smoke in virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces, on public transport and in work vehicles used by more than one person.

  • The Working Time Regulations 1998

    Inbrief

    20 July 2016

    The Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) implement the European Working Time Directive in the UK.

  • Brazilian Olympic Act: a last minute hurdle for ambushers

    Inbrief

    08 July 2016

    With the Rio Olympic Games just around the corner, there have been concerns about the country’s readiness to play host to the competition, its athletes and scores of fans. Issues around stadium safety and anti-doping policies have been at the forefront of the debate, but there has also been, until very recently, a distinct lack of clarity for brands and sponsors planning marketing activities in Brazil in the lead up to the Games.

  • Termination of employment

    Inbrief

    06 July 2016

    Terminating employment can create a plethora of unwanted issues for the employer, including claims of wrongful or unfair dismissal.

  • Contingent working

    Inbrief

    30 June 2016

    Globalisation, rapid technological advances and changing demographics all mean that many organisations are under growing pressure to become more agile in order to be in the best position to respond quickly to market changes.

  • Trade Marks in the United States

    Inbrief

    21 May 2016

    Trade mark rights in the United States arise from use of a trade mark, not registration and therefore a trade mark registration for a business, brand or product name, a logo, slogan or other trade mark provides a business with the most effective and least expensive way to prove trade mark rights in the United States.

  • Paternity leave and pay

    Inbrief

    18 May 2016

    The law relating to paternity leave and pay is not yet as developed or as complicated as maternity legislation. However, since the introduction of additional paternity leave and pay for fathers of children due on or after 3 April 2011, administering it has certainly become more of a headache for employers.

  • Maternity leave and pay

    Inbrief

    10 May 2016

    The law recognises women on maternity leave as being particularly vulnerable and gives them special protection. As a result, employers need to be careful to make sure they comply with their legal obligations in this area. This Inbrief summarises the rights which women on maternity leave enjoy and looks at some common problem areas.

  • Information and consultation

    Inbrief

    10 May 2016

    The Government implemented the EU Information and Consultation Directive by bringing into force the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 on 6 April 2005.

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