Factsheets

Factsheets provide introductory guidance on a range of HR, learning and development and employment law issues. They include useful links and reading lists for further research, and are updated regularly. Many include the CIPD viewpoint.
 

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Employing overseas workers in the UK

Introductory guidance covering the law, employers' responsibilities, recruitment issues and offering advice for employers considering employing migrant workers. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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    Employment law developments in the UK: 2015 and 2016

     October 2016

    Summarises the major employment law developments and expected changes, and gives links for keeping up-to-date.

     
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    Equality Act 2010

     April 2014

    This member-only factsheet gives an introductory overview of the Equality Act 2010 and provides some action points for employers. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Pre-employment checks

     May 2016

    Introductory guidance outlining the checks UK employers need to consider when recruiting staff. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Whistleblowing

     May 2016

    Introductory guidance covering what 'blowing the whistle' is, the legal position, what a policy should contain and advice on implementing it. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Employment law: key differences between Northern Ireland and Great Britain

     April 2016

    This member-only factsheet outlines the key differences between employment law in Northern Ireland and Great Britain. Includes a table comparing principal legislation and a list of relevant Northern Ireland codes of practice.

     
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    Employing overseas workers in the UK

     July 2016

    Introductory guidance covering the law, employers' responsibilities, recruitment issues and offering advice for employers considering employing migrant workers. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Disclosure and Barring Service

     September 2015

    This member-only factsheet provides an overview of the Disclosure and Barring Service and highlights some action points for employers.

     
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    Immigration law changes: what UK employers should know

     July 2016

    This member-only factsheet outlines employers' duties and liabilities when employing migrant workers, and provides links for more detailed information.

     
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    Employment law: the court system

     May 2016

    This member-only factsheet explains the key principles according to which the civil court system operates when handling employment cases.

     
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    Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

     November 2015

    Introductory guidance on the employment provisions of the Act with dates for when they are being implemented. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
 
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