Employment Law

Index items here on employment legislation, employment-related topics and case law that is not covered by any of the sub-categories OR within Employee Relations or Diversity and Equality or Health, Safety and Well-being and any of their sub-categories.

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    Keeping it under wraps

    The sensational revelations from royal butler Paul Burrell highlighted the problems that arise when former employees start revealing information their ex-employers would rather not be revealed. Confidential information for...

    Counter terrorism

    Warning! Criminals could be targeting hR databases in your area. According to the National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) – a government body that guards the UK’s internet networks against electronic...

    Slim pickings

    The government’s consultation document Rewards for Failure, on directors’ remuneration, suggests several non-legislative changes. Among the “best practice” proposals is reducing directors’ notice periods to less than a year...

    Public-sector consultation

    Representations over consultation may be binding if they are made by a statutory body. The interesting decision in R v Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services ex parte National Association of Guardians ad...

    When employees take no notice

    The recent case of Cerberus Software v Rowley (see Legal news, 8 February) has caused a stir in employment law circles. The case dealt with the issue of pay in lieu of notice. It is important that the impact of this decision...

    Counting the pennies

    The National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 came into effect on 1 April. Employers that criticised the administrative burden imposed by the draft regulations will be pleased that at least some of their pleas have been heeded...

    Sizing the cap on immigration

    Home secretary Theresa May announced last year there would be a permanent cap on migrant workers entering the UK. Since then, businesses have been waiting to see how the cap will operate. The revised rules have now been announced...