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
Updated to take into account the publication of Regulations on union official facility time in the public sector, in force on 1 April 2017, and draft Regulations on check-off in the public sector, due to come into force on 10 March 2018.
Whistleblowers are being offered up to £100,000 in a crackdown on cartels, which has been launched by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
The Government consults on new legislation to protect NHS whistleblowers when applying for NHS roles.
Updated to include information on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017, which authorises the Prime Minister to give notice under art.50 of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU.
Charles Wynn-Evans of Dechert LLP reports on some recent decisions on subject access requests, which will give employers food for thought.
Updated to include information on the Government consultation on draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (NHS Recruitment - Protected Disclosure) Regulations.
The Prime Minister is expected to invoke art.50 of the Treaty on European Union on 29 March 2017 and give notice of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU. She is authorised to give notice under the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017, which became law on 16 March 2017. The Government has published a White Paper that sets out its plan for the UK's agreement with the EU. To help employers prepare for Brexit, we round up our resources providing practical guidance.
We round up our key content on employment law changes that come into effect in April 2017.
NHS whistleblowers will receive greater legal protection if they decide to apply for a new job, according to recently published proposals.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment rights.