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  • The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

    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

    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

    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

    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"

    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?

    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?

    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

    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

    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.

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

    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.

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