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  • Parental bereavement leave: Eight key points to help HR prepare

    Date:
    31 January 2020

    Regulations introducing parental bereavement leave and pay from April 2020 have been laid before Parliament. Now that more details are available on parental bereavement leave, what do employers need to know about how the new statutory right will work?

  • Equality Act 2010: Which non-religious beliefs are protected?

    Date:
    17 January 2020

    Ethical veganism, democratic socialism, humanism and a refusal to lie to customers are among the eclectic list of beliefs that have come before courts and tribunals as potential "philosophical beliefs" under equality legislation. We round up which non-religious beliefs have been found to be protected under the Equality Act 2010.

  • Written statements of employment terms: What is changing in April 2020?

    Date:
    10 January 2020

    Significant changes to the rules on written statements of terms and conditions of employment take effect from 6 April 2020. We set out what employers need to know.

  • 2020 employment law: Eight action points for HR

    Date:
    9 January 2020

    The new year begins with a new government, the prospect of Brexit and a number of employment law developments already on the horizon. What does HR need to do to meet its obligations and prepare for the year ahead?

  • 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.

  • 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.

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