All items: Employee relations

  • Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

    15 September 2016

    The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.

  • Six common summer employment issues

    19 July 2016

    With high temperatures possible during the summer months, we explore some employment law scenarios employers may have to deal with.

  • How worker representatives on boards might affect employers

    13 July 2016

    Theresa May, the UK's incoming Prime Minister, has vowed to put worker representatives on boards of major companies. What influence would worker representatives have on a business? Ashok Kanani examines how the system of worker representation operates in Germany.

  • How to reassure staff after the Brexit vote

    6 July 2016

    There's no doubt that the Brexit vote sent shockwaves through workplaces across the UK, whichever side staff voted. Some employers have emailed workers to offer reassurance, but is this the best or only way to support staff during this period of uncertainty?

  • Southern rail dispute: suspected unofficial industrial action and how to deal with it

    5 July 2016

    The CEO of Southern Railway has blamed train cancellations and overcrowded trains on unofficial industrial action. With 350 trains set to be axed from the timetable, Tom Kerr-Williams looks at the difficult choices facing employers when there is a spike in sickness absence during a dispute with workers.

  • Trade Union Act 2016: a boost for unofficial industrial action?

    13 June 2016

    The Trade Union Act may have been watered down from what was originally envisaged when the Tories won the general election but employers could nevertheless face an increase in alternative forms of pressure, warn Andrew Taggart and Anna Henderson.

  • Trade Union Act impact "less draconian" than anticipated

    3 June 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman compares the provisions in the Trade Union Act 2016 with those in the original Bill. He also explains why the timescale for a review of electronic balloting set out in the Act may be more fluid than it first appears.

  • Employers' guide to Euro 2016: six ways to avoid an own goal

    26 May 2016

    The 2016 UEFA football European championships - Euro 2016 - start on 10 June, with 51 matches due to be played in France over the course of a month. With some matches taking place during or close to many employees' normal working hours, employers need to plan ahead to minimise potential disruption.

  • Brexit: Might the Government's grip on trade unions get tighter?

    20 May 2016

    Will an exit from the EU empower the Government to reduce the rights of trade unions and the right to strike still further?

  • Four steps in dealing with sickness absence

    14 April 2016

    How does HR manage employees whose absence patterns or other evidence suggest they are malingerers? We look at recent legal cases and provide four steps that employers can take to deal with the problem.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee relations.