End of employment
Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines. As well as dealing with the ongoing impact of coronavirus (Covid-19), important issues for HR in April 2020 include changes to written statements of terms and conditions, the introduction of parental bereavement leave and pay, and changes to the law on calculating holiday pay for workers with irregular hours.
Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at recent unfair dismissal cases, including Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti, which concern the knowledge of the decision-maker and asks when the unreasonable conduct of another manager should be taken into account in deciding whether or not the decision to dismiss is fair.
Consultant editor Darren Newman considers if an employer can ever be successful in claiming that a constructive dismissal is fair in the light of two recent cases lost by employers.
For many employers, the end of the year can signal a time for restructure rather than celebration. Helena Wheeler, senior lawyer at ESP Law, looks at what organisations need to consider to ensure their decisions don't lead them to an employment tribunal.
With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links of London, Barry Ross looks at the plight of the workforce when companies face going under and the role of HR.
The Government is pressing ahead with plans to extend the period during which pregnant employees and new parents are entitled to be offered any suitable alternative vacancy if they are being made redundant. We look at how the law will change and the headaches that the amendments could cause for employers.
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.
The Government is consulting on capping public-sector exit payments at £95,000. We look at the detail of the proposals and how they could affect redundancies and reorganisations in the public sector.
Although a recent Court of Appeal decision concerning suspension in relation to safeguarding concerns provides an element of reassurance for employers, consultant editor Darren Newman explains why suspension should still be used only sparingly.
Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet. Important issues in April 2019 include changes to the law on payslips and the usual increases to the national minimum wage, maternity pay and redundancy payments. Large employers should also be working on their second gender pay gap report and their latest modern slavery statement. Meanwhile, the impact of Brexit on EEA nationals continues to be a major issue.
Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to the end of employment.
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