Editor's message: Employees have rights relating to almost every aspect of the employment relationship, including the right not to be unfairly dismissed, protection from unlawful deductions from wages, to be paid at least the national minimum wage, the right to holiday and maximum working hours.
Different classes of worker are entitled to different rights. Some statutory rights, such as the right not to be unfairly dismissed, the right to request flexible working and parental leave, depend on the completion of a period of continuous service.
Susan Dennehy, employment law editor
An investment bank employee has been investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority after sharing confidential client information over WhatsApp. While a reasonable level of employee social media use at work may be acceptable, it is still important to have clear social media policies.
The Liberal Democrat party's official manifesto has been released and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality and diversity, and corporate governance.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has refused to interfere with the earlier EAT decision limiting the potential for claims for historical non-payment of holiday pay.
The Labour party's official manifesto has been released and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation for decades. We summarise the main points for employers.
What will each of the political parties do to the world of employment if they were elected? As the official manifestos are published, we run down those policies most likely to influence the employment landscape.
Workers will be able to take up to one year's leave to care for an elderly relative under wide-ranging plans to be outlined by the Conservatives.
The vast majority of HR professionals do not have a good understanding of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements for employers.
This month on 19 May it is "National work from home day". So what should employers be aware of if they want to facilitate homeworking?
Listen to experts Ross McKean and Katherine Gibson explain the requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation.
Updated to include information on Day v Health Education England (HEE), concerning a disclosure to HEE by a junior doctor employed by an NHS trust.
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