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Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent case in which the Court of Appeal had to consider if, in sharing information from a manager's desk diary, a trade union rep had acted outside the scope of trade union activities for the purposes of the automatically unfair dismissal protection afforded by s.152 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
Employers who paid employee expenses or benefits during the 2017/18 tax year have until 6 July to submit their paperwork to HM Revenue & Customs, or they could face significant fines. Nick Bustin from Haysmacintyre explains what employers need to know.
With four weeks of World Cup football matches about to kick off, what do employers need to be wary of, and are there ways to use the tournament as a way to bring staff together? Personnel Today rounds up five considerations for employers.
Recent tribunal decisions have provided some guidance on the legalities of offering enhanced maternity but not enhanced shared parental pay. But that does not mean employers avoid the risk of discrimination completely. Elizabeth Marshall and George Fellows explain.
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.
Consultant editor Darren Newman explains how the difference between the test of reasonableness in relation to unfair dismissal and the test for justification in relation to "discrimination arising from disability" led to an interesting - and important - Court of Appeal decision.
Annelise Tracy Phillips, senior associate at Burges Salmon, looks at some of the problems enforcing the gender pay gap regulations, and what employers should do next if they have received notice from EHRC of non-compliance.
The quota on Tier 2 (General) visas has been reached for several consecutive months, which is causing serious issues for employers that require skilled workers from outside the EU. Charlie Pring from Taylor Wessing describes the current cap level as inflexible and looks at alternative routes employers might take for much-needed talent to gain visas.
With major changes to employment status likely on the horizon and a growing proportion of the workforce operating within the gig economy, employers must ensure that they risk assess their relationships sooner rather than later. Michael Hibbs explains.
Handling payroll by its very nature requires processing a lot of personal data on employees. What actions do HR and payroll professionals need to take before the GDPR comes in at the end of this month? Anita Hawser from payments company Modulr explains.
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