All items: Employment rights

  • Brexit

    Date:
    9 December 2016

    There is continuing uncertainty on timescales for the UK's withdrawal from the EU. The judgment of the Supreme Court on whether or not the Government can trigger Article 50 without a vote in favour by Parliament is expected in the new year. To help employers prepare for Brexit, we round up our resources that provide practical guidance.

  • Christmas arrangements

    Date:
    7 December 2016

    We round up our resources that will help employers ensure that the Christmas period goes smoothly and manage issues relating to staff behaviour at the office party, lateness or non-attendance at work, refusal to work overtime, competing holiday requests and payment of bonuses.

  • General Data Protection Regulation

    Date:
    1 December 2016

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation, which replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive, is due to come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018, before the UK is expected to leave the EU. UK businesses should take steps now to prepare for the Regulation when it comes into effect.

  • Employment law manual updates: TUPE

    Date:
    1 December 2016

    The TUPE section of the Employment law manual has been updated to include information on cases relating to the standard definition of a TUPE transfer and the extended definition (also known as a service provision change).

  • EAT gives guidance on manifestly inappropriate warnings

    Date:
    18 November 2016

    In Bandara v British Broadcasting Corporation, the EAT considered whether or not the tribunal had been entitled to find a final written was manifestly inappropriate, and whether or not the tribunal had addressed this finding correctly when deciding that the dismissal was unfair.

  • Ignore forthcoming EU data protection rules at your peril

    Date:
    9 November 2016

    Andrew Yule and Nancy Dickie of law firm Winckworth Sherwood explain why, despite Brexit, employers cannot afford to ignore the new EU General Data Protection Regulation taking effect in May 2018.

  • EU workers rights "not assured" after Brexit

    Date:
    9 November 2016

    When pressed about whether or not EU worker rights would be brought into UK law through primary legislation, business, energy and industrial strategy minister Greg Clark declined to provide assurances.

  • Podcast: Flexible working requests

    Date:
    4 November 2016

    We explore the law on the right to request flexible working and, with reference to two recent employment tribunal decisions, discuss how employers should respond to employees' requests to return to work on a part-time basis following maternity leave.

  • FAQs: the EU General Data Protection Regulation

    Date:
    31 October 2016

    New FAQs provide information on the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into effect on 25 May 2018.

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Editor's choice: HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment rights.