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  • The Good Work Plan: how should employers prepare?

    21 February 2019

    In December 2018, the Government set out the reforms it planned to introduce as part of the Good Work Plan, its response to the Taylor review. Katee Dias examines the main proposals.

  • How will the "Good work plan" affect local government employers covered by the modification order?

    11 February 2019

    The Government has announced plans to change the way breaks in employment are treated, which could have a greater impact for local government than for employers in the private sector, due to the operation of the modification order.

  • Could Hermes' self-employed-plus status revolutionise the gig economy?

    8 February 2019

    The creation of a new worker status by courier company Hermes could prove an important step in the evolution of gig economy workers' rights, argues Mike Hibbs from law firm Shakespeare Martineau.

  • The suspension of teachers when allegations against them concern the safeguarding of children

    22 January 2019

    With the Court of Appeal due to hear the appeal against the High Court decision in Agoreyo that the suspension of a teacher was a repudiatory breach of contract, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the issue of suspension when it relates to safeguarding concerns.

  • Parental bereavement leave: Eight issues for employers

    18 January 2019

    The Government is pressing ahead with proposals to introduce statutory parental bereavement leave in April 2020. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 has received Royal Assent and the Government has published its response to its public consultation on the new right. What do employers need to know now about how parental bereavement leave will work?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

    13 December 2018

    Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. We set out an eight-point plan so employers can prepare.

  • Visa applications for non-EU nationals: What HR needs to know

    3 December 2018

    As HR professionals try to grapple with the settled status pilot scheme for EU permanent residence applications, there is now also the new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service for non-EU employees. Jonathan Beech from Migrate UK explains the challenges.

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