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  • Industrial action in "important public services"

    Date:
    27 January 2017

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the additional restrictions on industrial action for "important public services" under the Trade Union Act 2016. He also explains why any further limitations on industrial action might not be wise with Brexit on the horizon.

  • Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

    Date:
    8 December 2016

    Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.

  • Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

    Date:
    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.

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

    Date:
    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?

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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.

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

    Date:
    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?

  • Will the Trade Union Bill cause unintended problems for employers?

    Date:
    1 April 2016

    Do the proposed changes to employment law in the Trade Union Bill have potential unintended consequences for employers? Ramez Moussa, employment partner at Squire Patton Boggs, gives his view.

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