Editor's message: Certain categories of worker, for example part-time workers, agency workers and posted workers, have different employment rights, of which employers need to be aware.
Employers should keep track of the different types of worker in their organisation, to ensure that they are treated in accordance with the law. Employers should also take care to update the status of workers over the course of their time with an organisation, including issuing a new contract or updated terms and conditions of employment where appropriate.
Posted workers (workers who for a limited period of up to one year carry out their work in another EU member state) are entitled to terms and conditions at least equal to those guaranteed to workers in the member state they have gone to work in. The Posted Workers (Enforcement of Employment Rights) Regulations 2016, which came into effect in June 2016, aim to improve the enforcement and implementation of the 1996 Posted Workers Directive.
Qian Mou, employment law editor
Updated to reflect the announcement that the tax advantages linked to shares awarded under employee-shareholder agreements will be abolished for arrangements entered into on or after 1 December 2016.
The Government seeks views on the status and rights of workers, agency workers, the self-employed and those working in the "gig economy", as well as the role of trade unions in representing these workers.
Updated to include information on the Welsh Government's consultation on the use of agency workers during strike action.
Updated to include information on López v Servicio Madrileño de Salud (Comunidad de Madrid), an ECJ decision relating to justification for successive renewals of a fixed-term contract.
In university towns and cities around the country, students are settling in for the start of the academic year. As freshers' weeks come to an end, many students will start to think about finding some part-time work to see them through. We set out six tips on employing students.
The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.
We discuss legal developments for employers with foreign workers, employers in the retail sector and public-sector employers.
Updated to include information on the European Commission's review of its proposal on posted workers.
Updated to include information on the Posted Workers (Enforcement of Employment Rights) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016, effective from 18 June 2016.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to rights in relation to specific types of worker.