Collective Issues

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Does failure to enhance shared parental leave pay amount to sex discrimination?

When shared parental leave was introduced in April 2015 many employers with enhanced maternity pay policies grappled with whether or not they should provide a similar enhancement to shared parental leave pay ( “SPP” ). The particular concern for...

Redundancies: navigating tricky issues

Employers often view redundancy as a relatively simple way of ending employment. However, redundancy dismissals are often deemed to be unfair because employers have overlooked relatively simple requirements or they have been caught-out by a more tricky...

Social media - what's your policy?

Social media is increasingly becoming an issue for employers due to its evergrowing popularity and inclusion in people’s personal and professional lives. Whilst social media is without doubt a valuable tool for businesses, it can also be a headache for...

Dos and don'ts when recruiting

Recruitment can be a legal minefield for employers. Job applicants are protected from discrimination on grounds of sex, race, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation and age. The protection provided by the Equality Act applies in respect of the...

Autumn blows in new employment law changes

October has seen a number of developments in employment law – was it the winds of change or just the government tinkering in the name of cutting red tape? Here we summarise the new law and the implications for employers. Director’s...

The new Tribunal Regime - time for a new era?

This year has seen a number of changes to employment law already and there is still more to come.  We are expecting the new costs regime that will apply to Tribunal claims and the new Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure to come into force in the...

HR Law TUPE Survey Results

In March we asked HR Law readers for their views on some of the most important changes to TUPE being proposed by the Government.  The feedback we received formed part of our response to the Government's consultation. Generally, readers' views...

Why have an anti-bullying and harassment policy?

Bullying and harassment at work give rise to a number of legal issues for employers. If employers do not take adequate steps to ensure that the work-place is free from bullying and harassment, in addition to the impact of low employee morale on efficiency/...

New ACAS Code on Collective Redundancies

As you may be aware, with effect from 6 April 2013, the law on collective redundancy consultation changed.  Employers were previously required to undertake collective consultation for a period of 90 days if more than 99 employees are to be made...
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