Legal guidance

All items: Managing employees/workers

  • How to navigate managers regime, GDPR and criminal records checks

    Date:
    10 May 2019

    There are major data privacy implications of criminal records checks made necessary by the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, an issue that will affect about 50,000 firms in the financial services sector from 9 December 2019 onwards. Solicitors David Palmer and David Lorimer examine how compliance and HR teams can help meet businesses' obligations under both the GDPR and SMCR.

  • Turning up the heat on employees who tweet

    Date:
    10 May 2019

    In the aftermath of Danny Baker's sacking from the BBC this week for tweeting what he later described was an "idiotic" joke about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new-born son, Kirsty Cooke investigates how employers should handle their employees' use of social media.

  • Sex discrimination: Should employers that enhance maternity pay also enhance shared parental pay?

    Date:
    7 May 2019

    The Court of Appeal has heard the appeals in Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police v Hextall and Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali, which considered whether or not it is discriminatory against men for employers to enhance maternity pay but not shared parental pay. We summarise what stage the cases have reached, explain their implications, and highlight some employers that have recently enhanced family-friendly leave.

  • Morrisons data leak: implications for employers

    Date:
    2 May 2019

    As Morrisons is granted permission to appeal its vicarious liability case, where a rogue employee leaked its employees' personal data, James Castro-Edwards examines the impact it has in light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • Can employers carry out covert surveillance on staff?

    Date:
    29 April 2019

    Even if an employer is confident that theft or other offences are taking place in the workplace there are plenty of factors to consider before surveillance cameras are installed, writes Louise Lawrence, looking at how UK law ties in with European law.

  • Calculating holiday entitlement for term-time workers: is there a simple answer?

    Date:
    26 April 2019

    In light of new guidance for local government employers on term-time workers, consultant editor Darren Newman looks for a simple way to calculate the holiday entitlement of employees who work only during school terms.

  • Shared parental leave and pay - equalising opportunities?

    Date:
    17 April 2019

    With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018, it is easy to overlook the potential value that SPL can offer. Colin Godfrey provides a refresh of how shared parental leave and pay works and looks at how some employers are trying to stop the scheme being a flop.

  • Suspension in relation to safeguarding concerns should be used sparingly

    Date:
    28 March 2019

    Although a recent Court of Appeal decision concerning suspension in relation to safeguarding concerns provides an element of reassurance for employers, consultant editor Darren Newman explains why suspension should still be used only sparingly.

  • IR35 in the private sector: what constitutes 'reasonable care'?

    Date:
    25 March 2019

    The government has recently published a consultation paper with its proposals to extend off-payroll working rules to the private sector. Employers will need to take "reasonable care" that they have assessed employees' tax status, but what does that mean? Joe Tully, managing director of Brookson Legal Services, explains.

  • April 2019 employment law changes: Seven things for HR to do

    Date:
    18 March 2019

    Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet. Important issues in April 2019 include changes to the law on payslips and the usual increases to the national minimum wage, maternity pay and redundancy payments. Large employers should also be working on their second gender pay gap report and their latest modern slavery statement. Meanwhile, the impact of Brexit on EEA nationals continues to be a major issue.

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