07 October 2016
October: Annual increases to the NMW, latest case law, and handling anti-slavery statements
The cost of employing younger workers has risen this month, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided that employers’ reasonable adjustments obligations towards disabled employees may include ring-fencing the salaries of those having to take on a lesser role, and the Court of Appeal has reached a decision on the holiday pay case, British Gas Trading v Lock
07 June 2016
June: How HR can become more digitally savvy
Continually evolving technology offers employers the chance to connect their employees, their customers and their business faster and more efficiently – but it also raises legal and management issues that HR needs to address in order to maximise the benefits and minimise the risks. Marian Bloodworth and Anna Byford report
07 March 2016
March: Gender pay gap, holidays – and shopping
The holiday pay legal saga looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. But in the meantime, employers need to be looking at pay systems in preparation for mandatory gender pay reporting, and the struggling retail sector gets some help with trading hours.
18 February 2016
February: ‘Snooping’ on employees’ messages
A Romanian case on Yahoo messaging at work prompts a flurry of press reports, constructive dismissal is tested in the EAT, and an adverse verbal reference leads to successful disability discrimination claims against both former and prospective employers
13 January 2016
January: Landmark cases for HR in 2016
The following cases are due to be considered by the UK courts and at a European level during 2016. They deal with current HR issues such as calculating holiday pay correctly, religious dress and discrimination at work, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal claims, the transfer regulations, collective redundancy consultation requirements, and the introduction of tribunal fees.
09 December 2015
December: Case round-up for 2015
Discrimination law has been growing in scope, while travel to work time, holiday pay, employee misdemeanours on social media, and collective consultation obligations have all featured in claims before courts and tribunals this year – and some of these are still running.
10 November 2015
November: Post-election law changes
Employment law expert Martin Warren rounds up what’s happened in employment law legislation since the Conservatives came to power in the general election, and reports a mixed response from employers on reforms proposed and in progress
09 September 2015
September: National Living Wage enforcement
The government cracks down on employers not paying the minimum wage, tackles a long-standing employment status loophole, and wins a further court challenge on the employment tribunal fees regime