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  • The 10 most important employment law cases in 2019

    Date:
    3 December 2019

    As always, HR professionals have had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2019. We count down the 10 most important judgments of the year that every employer should know about.

  • IR35: Three things public-sector HR needs to know about the April 2020 reforms

    Date:
    3 December 2019

    HR professionals in public authorities may think that the extension of IR35 reforms to the private sector in April 2020 will not affect them. However, public-sector bodies need to be aware of some proposed changes to the rules.

  • Can a constructive dismissal ever be fair?

    Date:
    22 November 2019

    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.

  • General election 2019: Five issues when politics and work mix

    Date:
    12 November 2019

    How can employers prevent employees from electioneering at work? Should the workforce be banned from highlighting their political allegiances in the workplace? What if colleagues argue over opposing political views? With a general election taking place on 12 December, we look at five employment issues when politics and the workplace mix.

  • End of year restructure? How to avoid a winter of discontent

    Date:
    1 November 2019

    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.

  • How to stop your workforce going under when business is close to collapse

    Date:
    31 October 2019

    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.

  • How to manage employees with 'side hustles'

    Date:
    31 October 2019

    More and more people are taking on "side hustles" in addition to their main job. But while supporting side hustles can be good for engagement, there are a number of legal considerations for employers, write Adam Penman and Nickie Pickernell.

  • Climate change protests: Five concerns for employers

    Date:
    28 October 2019

    Widespread environmental protests, such as the Extinction Rebellion, are having an increasing everyday impact on employers. We round up potential issues for HR professionals who are dealing with disruption to their employer's operations as a result of climate change protests.

  • Political beliefs in the workplace: what does the law say?

    Date:
    15 October 2019

    As the debate over Brexit reaches a crescendo and leavers and remainers disagree on what should happen next, Richard Fox examines the extent to which employers can allow political debate in the workplace.

  • Brexit: How will UK employment law change?

    Date:
    4 October 2019

    With the UK currently scheduled to leave the EU on 31 October, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at how EU law and European Court of Justice decisions will continue to shape UK employment law after Brexit.

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