Legal guidance

All items: Managing employees/workers

  • How menopause policies can help to reduce employment tribunal risk

    19 October 2018

    If women's menopause symptoms are not treated sensitively, employers can face increased risks of claims for sex and disability discrimination. Charles Wynn-Evans and Emma Zarb of law firm Dechert look at what menopause policies should address.

  • 10 things graduate recruiters need to know about UK immigration

    16 October 2018

    As employers begin to ramp up their graduate recruitment programmes for 2019, what considerations do they need to bear in mind for EU and non-EU candidates? Jessica Pattinson, head of immigration at Dentons, offers 10 key pieces of advice.

  • Recruitment agency held liable after MD punches colleague

    15 October 2018

    A recruitment agency has been held vicariously liable for the actions of its managing director after he punched someone and caused them brain damage at a Christmas party.

  • TUPE and service provision change: What happens if a service is fragmented?

    26 September 2018

    Service provision change is a notoriously thorny area of TUPE transfer law. But it can become even more complex where services are broken up among multiple suppliers, as TUPE expert Dr John McMullen explains.

  • GDPR: Compliance cheat sheet for HR departments

    4 September 2018

    HR can play an important part in ensuring compliance with the GDPR, helping to avoid thousands of pounds in fines for data breaches. Agata Nowakowska reminds employers of the day-to-day changes that need to be made, if they have not already done so.

  • Refusal to postpone disciplinary hearing because of unavailable companion led to unfair dismissal

    3 September 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent decision highlighting the potential danger in proceeding with a disciplinary hearing where the employee's chosen companion is not available - even where the requested postponement falls outside the period allowed for under the statutory right to be accompanied.

  • How does the GDPR apply to businesses outside the EU?

    20 August 2018

    Organisations are still getting to grips with their obligations under the new General Data Protection Regulation. But if you operate outside the EU, that does not mean you're exempt from the new legislation, as Alice O'Donovan from McGuireWoods explains.

  • Five lesser known maternity rights women must be aware of

    20 August 2018

    With statistics suggesting autumn is the most popular season to give birth, Beverley Sunderland clarifies some lesser known maternity rights that often get misinterpreted or overlooked.

  • How smartphones can land employers in the dock

    15 August 2018

    Smartphones are encouraging employees to exceed the number of hours they are contracted to work, which in some cases could lead them into conflict with their employers.

  • Why boardrooms must get a grip on occupational fraud

    26 July 2018

    In light of the malicious payroll data breach at Morrisons carried out by a disgruntled employee in 2014, and more recent alleged employee sabotage at US electric car manufacturer Tesla, David Kearns, a specialist in employee dishonesty, looks at why it's time for boardrooms to act to protect themselves from the "internal threat".

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