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  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, December 2017

    Date:
    4 December 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.

  • Employment status: the impact of a genuine "substitution clause"

    Date:
    17 November 2017

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at how Deliveroo managed to ensure that its riders were neither workers nor employees through the inclusion of a "substitution clause" in their contracts.

  • Background screening: Eight key checks employers must make

    Date:
    7 November 2017

    Increased compliance means rising numbers of employers are performing numerous background checks on employees. Steve Smith from Sterling Talent Solutions looks at eight areas organisations should consider and any pitfalls to avoid.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, November 2017

    Date:
    1 November 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.

  • Why some employers must provide extra holiday in 2018

    Date:
    31 October 2017

    As a result of the way in which the Easter bank holidays fall in 2018 and 2019, some employers will breach their employees' annual leave rights unless they furnish them with an extra day's annual leave.

  • HR horrors: How to flee four frightening scenarios

    Date:
    31 October 2017

    Halloween is upon us, but what are the most common HR horrors and how should employers deal with them? Alexandra Bonner and Emily Kearsey from Goodman Derrick look at some spooky hypothetical examples.

  • Sexual harassment: the rise of historical allegations

    Date:
    31 October 2017

    With the reports of historical sexual harassment in Hollywood and now Parliament, employees may feel increasingly able to come forward with such claims in the workplace. Will Clift, solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, looks at how HR should handle them and the legal grounds for allegations of historical sexual harassment.

  • Closing a pension scheme to accrual: considerations for employers

    Date:
    25 October 2017

    British Airways recently announced proposals to close its New Airways Pension Scheme (NAPS) due to a "significant and growing funding deficit" and that a consultation exercise would commence in the coming weeks.

  • How can employers protect documents used in internal investigations?

    Date:
    24 October 2017

    Court decisions from earlier this year have reduced the scope of legal privilege when it comes to protecting documents created during internal investigations. What steps can employers take to ensure sensitive communications do not have to be released unnecessarily?

  • Time running out for Brexit migration consultation

    Date:
    24 October 2017

    With this Friday's deadline to contribute towards the call for evidence from the Migration Advisory Committee, Jackie Penlington looks at the potential impact of Brexit and the Government's current thinking on the employment of European nationals.

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