We discuss legal developments for employers with foreign workers, employers in the retail sector and public-sector employers.
In this unusual case, an employment tribunal struck out four claimants' cases and ordered them to pay £17,371 each in costs after the respondent NHS trust's chief executive and lawyers were sent a covert recording of the trust receiving legal advice.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has rejected a reasonable adjustments claim by an NHS worker with severe phobias of blood and needles. Ryan Stringer explains this recent decision on reasonable adjustments for a disabled person.
Most of the staff groups covered by the pay review bodies received increases in line with government public-sector pay policy, and there is little sign of an appetite for targeting pay awards within the 1% limit despite the Government's expectation of this.
The Government consults on draft regulations to improve the operation of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations.
The Government consults on its proposals to strengthen the intermediaries legislation in the public sector.
Updated to reflect that the new national pay scale is in force from 1 April 2017.
In this week's podcast, employment lawyer Laurie Anstis, Director at Boyes Turner, takes us through some upcoming employment law developments of particular relevance to those working in the public sector.
Additional information on provisions relating to NHS employees' continuity of service under the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook. To be read in conjunction with the general information on determining continuous employment.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to specific industry sectors.