Commentary and analysis

All items: Collective employee relations

  • Eight steps to consider when changing your DC pension

    Date:
    12 May 2020

    Changing the defined contribution (DC) pension scheme might be something organisations are considering in the context of furlough or simply in the course of your ordinary business. Done well, change exercises can be a great opportunity to educate and engage employees about pension benefits. Helen Rowan identifies eight practical steps that HR teams should consider to make the pension change a success.

  • Coronavirus: Collective redundancy consultation and the special circumstances defence

    Date:
    24 April 2020

    With many employers potentially having to make redundancies as a result of the coronavirus crisis, consultant editor Darren Newman considers the likelihood of the "special circumstances" defence applying if they fail to comply with their collective consultation obligations.

  • Redundancy consultation: Preparations for the end of the coronavirus furlough scheme

    Date:
    24 April 2020

    Although the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme currently offers a short-term alternative to redundancies, when it comes to an end there is no doubt that many organisations will have no alternative but to make some of their workforce redundant. This raises the question for HR of how the redundancy consultation obligations run alongside this period of furlough. Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the issues.

  • Employment rights: What might the new majority Conservative Government have planned?

    Date:
    17 December 2019

    Following the December 2019 general election, consultant editor Darren Newman examines the new majority Conservative Government's potential employment law plans.

  • Protection from dismissal on grounds of trade union activities - how far does it go?

    Date:
    21 June 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent case in which the Court of Appeal had to consider if, in sharing information from a manager's desk diary, a trade union rep had acted outside the scope of trade union activities for the purposes of the automatically unfair dismissal protection afforded by s.152 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

  • Local authority conditions of service

    Date:
    15 November 2017

    This article looks at the structure of nationally and locally negotiated conditions of service in local authorities.

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