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
Special guest Jo Broadbent, who is a professional support lawyer with Hogan Lovells, joins us to discuss the rights that apply to pregnant employees and those on maternity leave in a redundancy situation, including the practical steps employers can take to avoid falling foul of the law.
Employee surveillance is becoming ever more pervasive in the workplace. New technologies make it easier to monitor employee performance and behaviour. Ian MacRae and Toni-Ann Murphy look at some of the potential problems.
A government scheme designed to help social care providers comply with minimum wage legislation has been described as a "suicide note".
This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.
As a result of the way in which the Easter bank holidays fall in 2018 and 2019, some employers will breach their employees' annual leave rights unless they furnish them with an extra day's annual leave.
We have added a new task to XpertHR with links to our resources to help you prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Halloween is upon us, but what are the most common HR horrors and how should employers deal with them? Alexandra Bonner and Emily Kearsey from Goodman Derrick look at some spooky hypothetical examples.
Updated to include information on Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti, in which the Court of Appeal held that a whistleblowing unfair dismissal claim cannot succeed where the individual making the decision to dismiss was unaware of protected disclosures.
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