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  • Misconduct dismissals: Could the long-established approach to fairness be open to question?

    21 March 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent case in which the Supreme Court judges seemed to cast doubt on the long-established approach to misconduct dismissals set out in Burchell.

  • How to deal with the risks of departing employees with a grudge

    19 December 2017

    Employees who are leaving under a cloud can cause problems, demonstrated recently when a Twitter employee hid President Trump's account - however welcome that was for many people. What practical steps can employers take to avoid damage to their property or reputation?

  • April 2017: nine key employment law changes

    13 March 2017

    The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to come into force. 2017 is no exception, with the most significant development being the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting duty for larger employers. However, there are a number of other key changes affecting all employers, regardless of their size.

  • Senior Managers Regime: New rules on references from 7 March

    28 February 2017

    New rules regarding references in the financial services industry come into force on 7 March as part of the Senior Managers Regime. What are employers' obligations and what information must they include?

  • Fixed-term contracts: five points for employers

    17 August 2016

    Engaging employees under fixed-term contracts can provide employers with workforce flexibility. Such employees have an array of rights, in particular under the Fixed-term Employees Regulations. We look at five points that employers should watch out for.

  • Changes to tax on termination pay in April 2018

    17 August 2016

    The Government has cut back proposed changes to taxing termination payments, issuing new draft legislation that is expected to come into force in April 2018.

  • The trust and confidence mantra: case round-up for NHS employers

    15 October 2015

    Capsticks Solicitors highlight some of the case law that NHS employers should take into account before referring to the loss of trust and confidence as a reason for dismissal.

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