All items: Termination of employment

  • How should HR react to demands to manage out employees?

    Date:
    31 March 2017

    If employees aren't working out, managers can be impatient to move them out of the organisation. Ed Stacey of PwC Legal looks at how HR can strike a balance between supporting the needs of the business while managing potential legal and reputation risks.

  • April 2017: nine key employment law changes

    Date:
    13 March 2017

    The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to come into force. 2017 is no exception, with the most significant development being the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting duty for larger employers. However, there are a number of other key changes affecting all employers, regardless of their size.

  • 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.

  • Ten important employment law cases in 2016

    Date:
    1 December 2016

    What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.

  • Disciplinary procedures: three case law lessons for employers

    Date:
    22 November 2016

    Ashok Kanani reviews three noteworthy cases that provide lessons for employers on their disciplinary procedures.

  • Top tips on avoiding discrimination when managing older workers

    Date:
    1 November 2016

    Five years on from the abolition of the default retirement age, employers are still coming to terms with the practical challenges of managing older workers. Chris Cook and Keely Rushmore of SA Law advise on how to deal with sensitive issues concerning older workers, such as planning ahead and addressing performance issues.

  • What is the HR role in disciplinary procedures after the Ramphal case?

    Date:
    1 September 2016

    A recent case has caused uncertainty about the HR role in disciplinary procedures. HR should certainly not be judge, jury and hangman, writes John Charlton.

  • Changes to tax on termination pay in April 2018

    Date:
    17 August 2016

    The Government has cut back proposed changes to taxing termination payments, issuing new draft legislation that is expected to come into force in April 2018.

  • Disparity of treatment: when is it lawful to treat employees differently for the same misconduct?

    Date:
    1 July 2016

    Employers need to tread carefully in situations where disparity of treatment arises. Natalie Jeffries, an associate from Burges Salmon, looks at the lessons from key cases where employees in an organisation were dealt with differently for the same types of misconduct.

  • References in the banking sector: what HR needs to know

    Date:
    20 May 2016

    Employers in the banking sector must comply with tough new requirements as part of major regulatory reform. What impact will this have on how HR deals with references? Sarah Ozanne, Of Counsel at law firm CMS, explains.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to termination of employment.