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  • The Good Work Plan: how should employers prepare?

    Date:
    21 February 2019

    In December 2018, the Government set out the reforms it planned to introduce as part of the Good Work Plan, its response to the Taylor review. Katee Dias examines the main proposals.

  • Trauma and stress: Supporting workers' families

    Date:
    19 February 2019

    We explore the potential impact of workers' exposure to traumatic events and other stressful environments on their families and look at some of the measures that employers can take to support those families.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, February 2019

    Date:
    14 February 2019

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • How will the "Good work plan" affect local government employers covered by the modification order?

    Date:
    11 February 2019

    The Government has announced plans to change the way breaks in employment are treated, which could have a greater impact for local government than for employers in the private sector, due to the operation of the modification order.

  • Could Hermes' self-employed-plus status revolutionise the gig economy?

    Date:
    8 February 2019

    The creation of a new worker status by courier company Hermes could prove an important step in the evolution of gig economy workers' rights, argues Mike Hibbs from law firm Shakespeare Martineau.

  • Know everyone in your supply chain? Time to get compliant

    Date:
    31 January 2019

    With two months to go until the deadline to publish a modern slavery statement, Craig Weston explains why larger businesses need to be vigilant, not only when sourcing labour but also in the correct reporting of their statements.

  • Non-compete clause case should give business pause for thought

    Date:
    28 January 2019

    Businesses, particularly in the finance, technology, pharma, IT and manufacturing sectors use non-compete provisions to protect against potentially unfair competition by their employees. But one case being considered in the Supreme Court, could force their approach to change, writes lawyer Michael McCartney.

  • The suspension of teachers when allegations against them concern the safeguarding of children

    Date:
    22 January 2019

    With the Court of Appeal due to hear the appeal against the High Court decision in Agoreyo that the suspension of a teacher was a repudiatory breach of contract, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the issue of suspension when it relates to safeguarding concerns.

  • Parental bereavement leave: Eight issues for employers

    Date:
    18 January 2019

    The Government is pressing ahead with proposals to introduce statutory parental bereavement leave in April 2020. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 has received Royal Assent and the Government has published its response to its public consultation on the new right. What do employers need to know now about how parental bereavement leave will work?

  • The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

    Date:
    11 January 2019

    As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what were the 10 most important judgments in 2018 that every employer should know about?

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