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  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pension auto-enrolment

    Inbrief

    20 April 2016

    From 1 October 2012 a fundamental change to employers’ obligations concerning workplace pensions took effect, requiring employers who have passed their “Staging Date” to automatically enrol eligible jobholders into a suitable pension scheme and fund a minimum level of pension savings (without reducing pay or benefits elsewhere). The new rules will require all employers to review (and, if necessary, amend) their current pension arrangements or face substantial penalties for non-compliance.

  • Shared parental leave

    Inbrief

    16 March 2016

    A new system of shared parental leave has been introduced as part of the Government’s commitment to create a fairer society that gives parents more flexibility to decide how they want to share care for their child in the first year. Shared parental leave is available for parents in respect of children due on or after 5 April 2015.

  • Tape measures - tackling the risk of employee recordings

    Inbrief

    02 March 2016

    Modern technology has made it increasingly easy for employees to make covert recordings in the workplace. This can be done in different contexts and for a variety of reasons, but is rarely something that the employer would want to take place.

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