Employee relations

Noelle MurphyEditor's message:Maintaining a healthy employee relations environment can protect organisations from excessive grievance claims internally and employment tribunal claims externally.

Such claims can be costly in time, effort - and, when it leads to an employment tribunal, money. Promoting a positive employee relations culture is important. Key to this is transparency and accountability - where the organisation is encouraged by HR to be as transparent as strategically possible in relation to business decisions taken, and to be accountable for those actions taken.

Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor

New and updated

  • Trade union balloting rules take effect on 1 March

    Date:
    17 February 2017
    Type:
    News

    New Regulations confirm that the Trade Union Act 2016 rules on strike votes, picketing and union dues will take effect on 1 March 2017

  • Trade Union Act 2016

    Date:
    16 February 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The main provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016 come into effect on 1 March 2017.

  • Employment law update with Darren Newman

    Date:
    15 February 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Our upcoming podcast will provide an overview of the key employment law changes on the horizon, including those coming into force in April.

  • Labour disputes

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for December 2016 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 15 March 2017.

  • Date:
    14 February 2017
    Type:
    Legal timetable

    New trade union members must opt in to the political fund.

  • Handling industrial action

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to reflect that changes under the Trade Union Act 2016, including provisions relating to balloting and strike action, will come into force on 1 March 2017.

  • Picketing

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to reflect that the measures relating to the supervision of picketing under the Trade Union Act 2016, will come into force on 1 March 2017.

  • Date:
    13 February 2017
    Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Trade Union Act reforms the rules on trade union ballots for taking industrial action.

  • Podcast: How to approach a difficult conversation

    Date:
    3 February 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss how to ensure a difficult conversation goes smoothly, including the steps you can take to prepare for the conversation.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 February 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Chris Cook is a partner and Keely Rushmore is a senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.