Employment rights

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  • Podcast: Primer on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    Date:
    9 June 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Although organisations are increasingly aware of the new requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many are not sure how the GDPR will affect the HR function. We discuss how HR will contribute to the GDPR compliance process.

  • Date:
    8 June 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Annual leave: Advocate General suggests that workers can carry over holiday entitlement until paid holiday offered

    Date:
    8 June 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Advocate General has taken the view that where an employer has not provided a worker with paid leave, the worker's right to paid leave carries over until he or she has the opportunity to exercise it and, on termination of the engagement, the worker has the right to payment in lieu of any leave that is outstanding.

  • Election 2017: where do the parties stand on employment issues?

    Date:
    5 June 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    What will each of the political parties do to the world of employment if they are elected? As campaigning draws to a close, we run through those policies that would most influence the employment landscape.

  • Podcast: Companions at disciplinary hearings - tricky scenarios for HR

    Date:
    2 June 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast, we explain what HR should do when faced with some tricky scenarios related to the right to be accompanied at disciplinary hearings. The seven scenarios discussed include a worker requesting a companion with a history of disruptive behaviour, and a worker asking for a postponement at the last minute to find a companion.

  • Cases on appeal

    Date:
    1 June 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.

  • Ambulance workers' holiday pay should include overtime for "shift overruns"

    Date:
    30 May 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employment tribunal has held that ambulance workers' non-guaranteed overtime in respect of "shift overruns" should be included in the calculation of their holiday pay, but that on the facts of this case purely voluntary overtime does not have to be included.

  • Matthew Taylor review: expect a right to request fixed hours

    Date:
    23 May 2017
    Type:
    News

    Workers on zero hours contracts could be given the right to request a move to a fixed number of hours.

  • Date:
    19 May 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Holiday pay: EAT confirms limit on unlawful deductions claims

    Date:
    17 May 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.