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Latest items in Legal guidance

  • Reputational damage: six preventative measures for employers

    26 June 2017

    Protecting your organisation's reputation is essential but how can employers ensure any damage is kept to a minimum? We list six ways you can reduce the risk.

  • National minimum wage - don't be that employer

    23 June 2017

    Even though the national minimum wage has been with us for over 18 years, some employers - including household names - still manage to break the rules and receive some quite embarrassing publicity as a result.

  • How to gear up for GDPR and create a data privacy culture

    21 June 2017

    It is easy to view GDPR as just another compliance challenge, but HR can play a crucial role in ensuring everyone in the organisation contributes to a data privacy-friendly culture, says Sarah Thompson.

  • Enhancing family-friendly pay: pros and cons for employers

    19 June 2017

    Whether or not to enhance pay during maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave is a perennial dilemma for employers. We debate the pros and cons for employers of paying employees on family-friendly leave over and above what the law requires.

  • Shared parental pay: is refusal to match enhanced maternity pay sex discrimination?

    13 June 2017

    Consultant editor Darren Newman asks if an employment tribunal was correct to hold that it was direct sex discrimination for a new father to be allowed to take only two weeks' leave on full pay, when female staff were entitled to 14 weeks' enhanced maternity pay.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, June 2017

    8 June 2017

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • Disaster contingency plan: Responding to major incidents

    6 June 2017

    The UK has been hit by three terrorist attacks in less than three months. These tragic events highlight the need to have a disaster contingency plan in place.

  • What do the new picketing laws mean in practice for employers?

    31 May 2017

    New picketing laws came into force in March designed to prevent trade unions adopting intimidating tactics during industrial action. Nick Chronias, partner at DAC Beachcroft, looks at the likely impact of the changes and whether they could lead to new union tactics in disputes.

  • General election 2017: the party manifestos and employment law

    26 May 2017

    With the general election approaching, consultant editor Darren Newman examines the Labour and Conservative manifestos to see where the two main parties stand when it comes to potential changes to employment law.

  • WhatsApp and confidential data: where to draw the line with social media

    19 May 2017

    An investment bank employee has been investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority after sharing confidential client information over WhatsApp. While a reasonable level of employee social media use at work may be acceptable, it is still important to have clear social media policies.

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