Commentary and analysis

All items: Employment disputes

  • Managing conflict: How are investigations holding up in the pandemic?

    Date:
    6 October 2020

    Just because a high proportion of employees are away from the office does not mean conflict has disappeared - in some ways it has become more complex, and HR teams are calling in independent mediators and investigators for support. Personnel Today spoke to a team of investigators about navigating employee grievances remotely.

  • Coronavirus crisis accelerates digitisation of employment tribunals

    Date:
    24 March 2020

    Last week, employment tribunal judges were advised to hold all hearings remotely because of coronavirus fears - a move that could form a key step in long-awaited plans to digitise the legal process, writes Richard Fox.

  • July 2019 employment law announcements: Key proposals for HR

    Date:
    26 July 2019

    July 2019 saw progress made on an unusual number of proposed employment law changes. The Government published consultations covering workplace sexual harassment, statutory sick pay, family-friendly leave and pay, flexibility in working hours, modern slavery statements, and enforcement of worker rights. It also made announcements on changes to the laws on rehabilitation periods for offenders, settlement agreements, and protection against redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave.

  • Non-disclosure agreements: the role they play in resolving disputes

    Date:
    17 December 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman argues that any curbing of the abuse of confidentiality clauses needs to be done without detracting from their value in resolving disputes.

  • The case for an independent labour standards agency

    Date:
    12 October 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the current system of labour standards enforcement and suggests that the Government could play a more proactive role.

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