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Last Modified  22 December 2016
How to handle progressive or changeable disabilities at work
Organisations need to be flexible and reactive when dealing with MS  
Last Modified  20 December 2016
Clergyman lawfully denied NHS job because of same-sex marriage, says EAT
Church was entitled to block his chaplaincy under discrimination rules  
Last Modified  16 December 2016
Why organisations should be thinking about apprenticeships in 2017
A new levy will apply to all large companies, including those without apprentices  
Last Modified  15 December 2016
Healthcare assistant’s dismissal for alleged patient mistreatment was unfair, says EAT
Employer should have gathered further evidence due to the seriousness of the allegation  
Last Modified  13 December 2016
Reforming employment tribunals: new government proposals
Will the use of case workers and online technology streamline the process?  
Last Modified  12 December 2016
Brutal post-Christmas party assault was not employer’s fault, says High Court
But organisations need to careful about employees’ actions ‘in the course of employment’  
Last Modified  09 December 2016
Corporate governance green paper: implications for HR
Focus on executive pay and employee voice indicate growing role for the function  
Last Modified  08 December 2016
Gender pay gap reporting: private sector regulations finalised
Which rules have changed and how should organisations respond?  
Last Modified  06 December 2016
Why restrictive covenants must be fit for purpose
Learning the lessons from recent case law  
Last Modified  05 December 2016
Handling disciplinary procedures when a dispute, stress and suspension are involved
Football club story has lessons for employers  
Last Modified  02 December 2016
Managing benefits when salary sacrifice arrangements are cut
Health insurance, gym membership, and mobile phones provided under these schemes will need a re-think  
Last Modified  01 December 2016
HR strategy implications from the Autumn Statement
What’s changed and what should organisations be doing about it?  
Last Modified  29 November 2016
‘Manifestly inappropriate’ final written warning made dismissal unfair, says EAT
Employers need sound reasons for a lawful misconduct termination  
Last Modified  28 November 2016
‘Soft’ pressure, not legal requirements, could put workers on boards
Consumers and shareholders likely to push for greater diversity at the top  
Last Modified  25 November 2016
Why HR needs to know about new EU rules on data protection
Employment policies should be revised to reflect tighter restrictions  
Last Modified  24 November 2016
Workers are entitled to rest breaks even if they don’t ask for them, says EAT
Case closes loophole in working time regulations  
Last Modified  22 November 2016
Enhanced redundancy pay preferred by larger organisations, survey finds
But confidence that schemes remain discretionary could be misplaced  
Last Modified  21 November 2016
Helping mothers of premature babies manage their leave and return to work
Is a change in maternity law also needed, as campaigners maintain?  
Last Modified  18 November 2016
Wearable technology at work: why HR needs to get involved
Organisations must manage the legal risks of using interactive gadgets in people management  
Last Modified  14 November 2016
Employment status case goes against a rising tide of ‘worker’ decisions
District judge was an ‘office holder’ and not entitled to whistleblower protection, says EAT  
Last Modified  11 November 2016
Why staff should be reminded to think before they post
Corrie Street actor’s dismissal highlights social media risks facing employers  
Last Modified  10 November 2016
Why staff transfers to the EU are likely to get harder post-Brexit
Employers should expect more restrictions and higher costs  
Last Modified  08 November 2016
Why employers should carry out an equal pay audit
Finding out the real situation now could avoid trouble in the future  
Last Modified  07 November 2016
Disciplinary procedures under the spotlight in banking certification regime
HR teams will be under increased pressure to get processes right  
Last Modified  04 November 2016
Artificial intelligence: managing the impact on a workforce
Could robots be guilty of harassment, and will their employers be legally responsible?  
Last Modified  03 November 2016
Why the Uber tribunal judgment is important for ‘gig economy’ employers
Organisations need to check their own arrangements for potential claims  
Last Modified  01 November 2016
Employment status should be focus of government review, say employment lawyers
How can the UK provide its workforce with greater ‘flexisecurity’?  
Last Modified  31 October 2016
Gay marriage cake case has lessons for all employers
Genuinely held religious beliefs do not trump other equality rights  
Last Modified  28 October 2016
Workplace sexual harassment: how employers in Europe must respond
Italian and German law specifies written warnings, compulsory relocation and dismissal  
Last Modified  27 October 2016
Work permits back on the agenda for future EU workers
But short-term tightening of immigration thresholds more likely than wholesale change  
Last Modified  25 October 2016
Rise in discrimination claims highlights risks from ‘invisible’ disabilities
Employers should encourage disclosure of mental health issues  
Last Modified  24 October 2016
Why employers should eradicate ‘locker room talk’ at work
Organisations appealing to millennials need gender-neutral camaraderie  
Last Modified  21 October 2016
Implications for employers from Asda’s equal pay case
First stage ruling should prompt thoughts on gender pay reporting  
Last Modified  20 October 2016
Decluttering employment procedures while managing legal risks
How to free up HR time to focus on core strategic objectives  
Last Modified  18 October 2016
Campaign for paid compassionate leave for bereaved parents
Will employees gain an entitlement to take two weeks off?  
Last Modified  17 October 2016
How a well-thought-out dress code can reduce the risk of discrimination claims
Practical tips on keeping the policy up to date and appropriate  
Last Modified  14 October 2016
Top tips for accommodating breastfeeding at work
Communication is key to helping maternity leave returners  
Last Modified  13 October 2016
Results-based commission must be included in holiday pay, says Court of Appeal
The latest ruling in the Lock case confirms previous tribunal judgments  
Last Modified  11 October 2016
Why it’s worth organisations checking the employment status of their workforce
Bogus self-employment is increasingly likely to be challenged  
Last Modified  07 October 2016
Father wins discrimination claim for unequal pay during shared parental leave
Do employers need to pay the parent sharing the leave the same as the mother?  
Last Modified  06 October 2016
Bigger role for HR teams in senior managers’ ‘fitness and propriety’ regime
New mandatory references are being introduced for the banking and insurance sector  
Last Modified  04 October 2016
Foster carers consider mounting test case on ‘worker’ status
But proving they have an employment relationship could be difficult  
Last Modified  03 October 2016
Dealing with employees whose commute is disrupted by strikes
How should businesses deal with staff unable to get to work through no fault of their own?  
How to manage maternity for mothers at a more senior level of their career
Employers need to grapple with different legal and practical issues  
Pros and cons of extending statutory maternity pay to 52 weeks
Could this lead to more discrimination claims for employers?  
Rail operator loses court challenge over industrial action
But will government legislation stop these strikes happening in the future?