Employment rights

New and updated

  • Acas research highlights pros and cons of flexible working

    Date:
    23 August 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    There are hidden benefits and drawbacks to flexible working arrangements, new research from employment adviser Acas finds. Adrian Wakeling, senior policy adviser, looks at the key messages for employers.

  • Date:
    22 August 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based tech company, recently became one of the first in the world to microchip staff. David Sheppard, associate at Capital Law, looks at the employment law implications of this controversial move.

  • Disciplinary procedure

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Enhanced to include a new section on recording of meetings during the disciplinary process.

  • Grievance procedure

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Enhanced to include a new section on recording of meetings during the grievance process.

  • Collective grievance procedure

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Enhanced to include a new section on recording of meetings during the collective grievance process.

  • Podcast: Dealing with covert recordings

    Date:
    18 August 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Employers are increasingly encountering employees covertly recording disciplinary and grievance meetings. In this week's podcast, we discuss how an employer should deal with this.

  • Brexit

    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Prime Minister Theresa May invoked art.50 of the Treaty on European Union on 29 March 2017 and gave notice to the European Council of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU. The Government started negotiations with the EU on 19 June 2017 and plans to conclude an agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the EU before 29 March 2019. On 13 July 2017, the Government published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill that will implement Brexit. To help employers prepare for Brexit, we round up our resources providing practical guidance.

  • Date:
    15 August 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    While the GDPR brings risks and eye-watering penalties for non-compliance, it also brings great opportunities for firms that use it to build a healthier, more effective relationship of trust with customers and employees around data, says Barry Stanton.

  • Whistleblowing

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    Updated to take into account a change relating to whether or not a disclosure is in the public interest.

  • Podcast: Holiday pay includes voluntary overtime

    Date:
    11 August 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss the legal implications for employers of the recent EAT decision in Dudley Council v Willets and others, which establishes that regular voluntary overtime is included in holiday pay calculations.