All items: Industrial disputes

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

    Date:
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to industrial disputes.