Employment Law News Analysis

Update on Employment Law Reforms

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has outlined further details of the government’s plans to reform employment law through the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.
David Reid
27th Jun 2012

Justifying Discrimination on the Grounds of Cost - Expert Comments

It is a well known principle of law that discrimination cannot be justified on the basis of cost alone. Intuitively, this makes sense, as otherwise it would...
David Reid
27th Mar 2012

Diamond Jubilee Public Holiday

It has been announced that the late May public holiday will not take place at the end of May this year, but will be moved to Monday 4 June 2012 instead. It...
David Reid
14th Mar 2012

Recent EAT Case - Refusal of Alternative Employment to be Reasonable

When an employee’s role is declared redundant, it does not automatically follow that the employment relationship will be terminated…
David Reid
14th Feb 2012

Employment Law Reforms - Expert Comments

Employment law reform has recently become a hot topic for the mainstream political media in a way that perhaps we have not seen since the 1970s. The reforms...
David Reid
22nd Nov 2011

Sick employees must request holidays to get holiday pay - Expert Comments

As regular readers of our updates will be aware, there has recently been a tide of court judgments upholding the rights of long-term absentees to receive...
David Reid
15th Nov 2011

ACAS Guidance on Social Networking - Expert Comments

On 1 September 2011 ACAS launched guidance on its website to help UK employers and employees get to grips with cyber issues which are estimated to cost businesses...
David Reid
15th Sep 2011

Age Discrimination Claims Rise Dramatically

The annual statistics for the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal tribunal for April 2010 to March 2011 have recently been published.
David Reid
6th Sep 2011

ECJ Gives Guidance on Justifying Compulsory Retirement - Expert Comments

Regular readers of our updates will know that (subject to transitional arrangements where the process started prior to 6 April this year) it is no longer...
David Reid
29th Jul 2011

Right to legal representation at disciplinary hearings - Expert Comments

The UK Supreme Court has decided that a teaching assistant was not after all entitled to legal representation at disciplinary proceedings related to allegations...
David Reid
8th Jul 2011

Changes to tax treatment of post-termination payments - Expert Comments

From 6 April 2011 important changes have been made to the rules on taxing post-termination payments operated by HMRC.
David Reid
14th Apr 2011

Shared Parenting - Expert Comments

It has been announced that the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills will launch a consultation process to explore proposals to implement a new flexible...
David Reid
9th Feb 2011

New Employment Laws - Expert Comments

Government makes first major announcement on new Employment Laws
David Reid
27th Jan 2011

Guidance on adequate anti-bribery procedures - Expert Comments

The Bribery Act 2010 is due to come into force on 1 July 2011. The Act extends to all parts of the United Kingdom.
David Reid
12th Jan 2011

Bribery Act 2010 - Expert Comments

The Bribery Act 2010 is due to come into force in April 2011.
David Reid
12th Jan 2011
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