Editor's message: Employees have rights relating to almost every aspect of the employment relationship, including working hours, disciplinary action and personal data. Different classes of worker have different rights, so to navigate through the minefield, use Quick reference > Statutory rights available to workers/employees/employee shareholders.
The right to request flexible working is applicable to all employees with 26 weeks' service (previously the right was only available to employees with children and carers of adult dependants). Employers must consider requests in a "reasonable manner". See Requests for flexible working.
The calculation of holiday pay can prove complex. Our Annual leave, with accompanying PowerPoint presentation, takes line managers through the laws on holiday entitlement and holiday pay. From 1 July 2015, claims for unlawful deductions from wages in respect of arrears of pay for holiday, are limited to a period of two years prior to the presentation of the claim to an employment tribunal (for claims presented on or after 1 July 2015). See Claims for arrears of holiday pay limited to two years.
Susan Dennehy, employment law editor
In this week's podcast, we predict the key cases for 2017. We explain why employment status in the gig economy will be a big talking point, and flag up a major equal pay case against a private-sector employer.
There is continuing uncertainty on timescales for the UK's withdrawal from the EU. The judgment of the Supreme Court on whether or not the Government can trigger Article 50 without a vote in favour by Parliament is expected in the new year. To help employers prepare for Brexit, we round up our resources that provide practical guidance.
Sarah Thompson discusses significant data protection changes employers need to be aware of - including a new penalty regime - and next steps for HR.
Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
We round up our resources that will help employers ensure that the Christmas period goes smoothly and manage issues relating to staff behaviour at the office party, lateness or non-attendance at work, refusal to work overtime, competing holiday requests and payment of bonuses.
Updated to include information on the ECJ decision in Parris v Trinity College Dublin and others, concerning a same-sex partner's entitlement to a survivor's pension.
We discuss the extensive data protection changes coming into effect and how employers can begin their preparations.
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.
Updated to reflect that the upper age limit for jury service increased from 70 to 75 on 1 December 2016.
Updated to include the new age limit of 75 for jury service effective 1 December 2016.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment rights.