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  • 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?

  • Five things to know about family leave in 2019

    Date:
    10 January 2019

    The area of family rights will continue to be a hot topic in 2019, both in terms of new cases and the family in society at large. Esther Langdon and Danielle Garland from law firm Vedder Price look at this year's trends and how employers can prepare.

  • Nine New Year's resolutions for HR

    Date:
    8 January 2019

    You may be eating more healthily, exercising more or doing dry January, but for HR professionals returning to work, legal developments over the past year could prompt a number of employment-related New Year's resolutions. Charles Wynn-Evans provides nine resolutions that might prompt a change in policy or behaviour.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, January 2019

    Date:
    3 January 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.

  • Discrimination arising from disability: questions remain about "unfavourable treatment"

    Date:
    3 January 2019

    Consultant editor Darren Newman suggests that a recent Supreme Court decision raises more questions than it answers about the tricky issue of what exactly constitutes "unfavourable treatment" because of something arising in consequence of a disability.

  • What does the immigration White Paper mean for employers?

    Date:
    21 December 2018

    This week the government finally published its White Paper outlining how the immigration system will look once Britain leaves the EU. Kerry Garcia from law firm Stevens & Bolton explains the key points for employers.

  • Are UK employers lagging behind Europe in response to #MeToo?

    Date:
    20 December 2018

    Only two-thirds of UK employers have taken action to prevent sexual harassment - a proportion that is significantly below the European average. With this in mind, and as the government reveals a new plan to address harassment, Stephan Swinkels from Littler's international practice explains what employers should prioritise.

  • EU settlement scheme: What employers can do now

    Date:
    19 December 2018

    The political to and fro of Brexit can be distracting for employers, but there are preparations they can make now to support EU nationals in their workforce, says Jackie Penlington.

  • 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.

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