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
Employers who snoop on potential job candidates on social media could soon be breaking the law under GDPR. Ed Stacey, head of employment at PwC Legal, looks at the potential risks of screening future employees in this way.
We discuss Matthew Taylor's review of modern employment practices, which outlined seven key principles for "good quality work for all".
Updated to include information on the Trade Union (Wales) Bill, which provides for a prohibition on engaging agency workers to replace workers taking lawful industrial action.
Parents who have suffered the death of a child will receive statutory paid leave to grieve, under a new law introduced to Parliament.
Research has shown that many workers value flexible working over a pay rise. Sarah Thompson asks how can employers ensure that being able to log on from anywhere does not lead to people never turning off?
Updated to include a reference to the Government's announcement about the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill.
Updated to include information on O’Brien v Ministry of Justice, in which the Supreme Court referred to the European Court of Justice the question of the retrospective application of the Part-time Workers Directive and pension calculation.
Updated to include information on Walker v Innospec Ltd and others, in which the Supreme Court considered entitlement to pension benefits for same-sex partners.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment rights.