Increase to national minimum wage and national living wage
In the government's Autumn budget, it was confirmed that the national living wage and the national minimum wage would increase in April 2018.
Louise Walker
19th Feb 2018
Good Work Plan - Government Proposals
The government has today announced proposed changes to workers’ rights, claiming that ‘the UK will become one of the first countries to address the challenges...
Amanda Deeley
7th Feb 2018
Getting HR Ready for GDPR
As you may be aware, the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. GDPR brings with it a new regime for data protection...
Caroline Cockbain
18th Jan 2018
What to expect from employment law this year
As 2018 starts to gather momentum, we take this opportunity to look forward to see what is on the horizon in terms of employment law.
Caroline Cockbain
8th Jan 2018
Key employment law developments of 2017
2017 was another year of significant change in employment law. In this alert, we look back at three significant developments.
Stuart Swan
19th Dec 2017
Fit For Work Service
The Fit for Work service was introduced in 2015 as a Government-funded service covering England, Scotland and Wales that provided basic occupational health...
Louise Walker
8th Dec 2017
Royal Weddings and Bank Holidays
Over the past 24 hours or so, you may have noticed the news that there has been another Royal engagement, with Prince Harry's proposal to Meghan Markle having...
Amanda Deeley
28th Nov 2017
Increase to National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage
In the Government's Autumn budget, it has been confirmed that the national living wage and the national minimum wage will increase in Spring next year.
Gillian Cumming
24th Nov 2017
Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding Mothers
A recent case heard by the European Court of Justice looked at whether it was sex discrimination for an employer to fail to conduct a risk assessment for...
Caroline Cockbain
9th Nov 2017
Employment tribunal fee refund scheme announced
Since 2013 and until recently, claimants wishing to bring an employment tribunal claim required to pay a 'lodging fee' (at the point of submitting the claim)...
Angela Strzyzewska
24th Oct 2017
Parental bereavement leave and pay
The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill, published by the Government last week, provides that parents will receive at least two weeks' paid bereavement...
Natalie McEvoy
19th Oct 2017
Can a disciplinary investigation be too thorough?
For an employer to establish, before the Employment Tribunal, that the decision to dismiss an employee on conduct grounds was fair, the employer must be able...
Gillian Cumming
12th Oct 2017
Discrimination awards at the employment tribunal - new bandings announced
Although equality legislation provides that an award of damages in discrimination claims may include compensation for 'injured feelings', it does not provide...
Amanda Deeley
7th Sep 2017
Suspending employees - not always a neutral act
Employers must be careful to avoid taking any action against, or doing anything in respect of an employee that amounts to a breach of the implied term of...
Caroline Cockbain
29th Aug 2017
Holiday Pay for Voluntary Overtime
Should voluntary overtime be taken into account when calculating holiday pay?
Gillian Cumming
3rd Aug 2017
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