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Case law confirms that HR is essential to supporting management when dealing with employee relations issues; however there is a clear difference between supporting a process and influencing a decision.
As it becomes increasingly common for contractual documentation to be concluded electronically, we examine the pros and cons of e-signatures against traditional wet ink signatures.
As the government seeks to resolve the UK’s skills gap and reduce net migration into the UK, Shoosmiths examines two new charges which are proposed to be levied on businesses.
Up by a fifth in a year.
There is already a significant difference in Employment Tribunal (ET) procedure north and south of the border and there is more to come!...
…without the superior landlord’s consent.
’Persons with significant control’ provisions pushed back, among other changes.
Managed Services Ltd v Edwards v Anorshows that if the employee is connected to the organised grouping for administrative purposes only then they are unlikely to be assigned.
Fine shows sentences are likely to be a lot higher than before, and far more consistent.
A recent case has offered hope to employers who fail to take action following allegations of gross misconduct straight away.
Under current proposals, January 2016 will see a change in company law with the aim of increasing accountability through transparency of corporate ownership, structure and control.
Holiday and family leave: are employees entitled to take holiday even after a period of family leave?
Employees who take ‘family leave’ may not always given the opportunity to take accrued holiday when they return. But is this legal?
Order in (and out of) the house: what to do if an employee's behaviour damages your company's reputation
Hear, hear! Lord Sewel resigned following allegations involving drugs and prostitutes. But what if an employee in similar circumstances doesn’t resign – can you dismiss?
What employers are legally required to offer.
More companies will have to keep a close eye on their supply chains.
Why you should consider the Professional Arbitration on Court Terms scheme.
The existing Living Wage is already higher than the National Living Wage. What’s going on?
More ‘overseas’ employees are claiming UK employment rights.
Retailers must look at the way they price their products and advertise discounts.
One in five gay people have been bullied by colleagues because of their sexual orientation.