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  • Raheem Sterling case: What actions can employers take for incidents outside work?

    Date:
    17 December 2018

    Chelsea supporter Colin Wing recently lost his job in connection to alleged racist abuse he made against Manchester City player Raheem Sterling. What legal routes are available to employers who have to deal with misconduct by staff outside work? Harry Abrams from Seddons explains.

  • 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.

  • 2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

    Date:
    13 December 2018

    Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. We set out an eight-point plan so employers can prepare.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, December 2018

    Date:
    3 December 2018

    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.

  • Visa applications for non-EU nationals: What HR needs to know

    Date:
    3 December 2018

    As HR professionals try to grapple with the settled status pilot scheme for EU permanent residence applications, there is now also the new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service for non-EU employees. Jonathan Beech from Migrate UK explains the challenges.

  • Three things to consider when hiring Christmas temps

    Date:
    21 November 2018

    With the festive season almost upon us, and the Black Friday sales beginning this week, many employers are looking for temporary workers to assist over the busy Christmas period. Philip Richardson at law firm Stephensons looks at the dos and don'ts when recruiting temps.

  • Drug and alcohol tests: what employers need to know

    Date:
    8 November 2018

    Barratt Developments recently announced it would introduce randomised drug and alcohol testing for staff to combat increased risks on building sites. But introducing such a policy is not without its challenges, as Katherine Maxwell from Moore Blatch explains.

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting: Next steps for employers

    Date:
    6 November 2018

    The Government is consulting on taking forward its proposals to require large employers to publish ethnicity pay data. We investigate what shape the legislation might take; the challenges that an ethnicity pay gap reporting obligation would pose; what reporting employers are already carrying out; and the potential implementation timetable.

  • Were Waitrose Food editor's 'killing vegans' remarks a sackable offence?

    Date:
    1 November 2018

    The editor of Waitrose's Food magazine resigned this week after comments he made about "killing vegans" and "force-feeding them meat" drew criticism. Beverley Sunderland of Crossland Employment Solicitors explains why expressing such views in a work environment should be seen as a sackable offence.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, November 2018

    Date:
    1 November 2018

    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.

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