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A quarter of all road traffic incidents involve people driving as part of their work, and taking work-related road risk seriously is a legal requirement.
On 5 April the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills issued new technical guidance for employers on changes to statutory adoption leave and pay.
Use of illegal substances and alcohol dependency can be an issue which employers need to deal with in the workplace. We consider the possible problems and how to avoid the pitfalls.
Employers should review contracts, commission schemes and holiday pay processes to ensure they are compliant with the new requirements.
Shoosmiths takes a look at the key changes in employment law in store from this April.
Developments in technology like the new Apple Watch mean social media use in the workplace is only likely to increase. Shoosmiths looks at how employers should deal with it.
Charges and governance in pension schemes and particularly in workplace pension schemes have been the subject of debate and scrutiny in recent years.
The Pension Schemes Act 2015 amends the statutory rights to transfers from occupational pension schemes so that members will have a statutory right to a partial transfer value.
In the 2014 Budget it was announced that members with defined contribution pension savings would no longer be required to buy an annuity on retirement.
The National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 come into force on 6 April 2015 and will consolidate and replace the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999.
A recent employment tribunal decision has highlighted how important it is for employers to include the use of e-cigarettes in their smoking policy.
The government has confirmed the measures it intends to take to tackle any attempts by employers to flout the forthcoming ban on exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts.
An industrial tribunal in Northern Ireland has handed down a decision recognising a claimant as disabled as a result of his morbid obesity and upholding his claim for harassment.
Linking bonuses to attendance may fall foul of disability discrimination law, a recent decision shows.
New limits for awards for compensation for unfair dismissal, and statutory redundancy pay, will apply where the dismissal takes place on or after 6 April 2015.
While the judgment of the ECJ is still needed in the ‘Woolworths’ case’, Shoosmiths look at what might be in store for employers as a result of the AG’s opinion.
New rates for statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick pay will come into effect on 5 and 6 April 2015.
Shoosmiths considers the legal framework for employers to help them avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits of an older workforce.
Workers who are unable to take holiday are entitled to carry over that untaken holiday into the next holiday year. A recent case has explored how this legal principle might be extended further.
Buyer beware! Business purchases present numerous traps for the unwary particularly in terms of the employment liabilities that may be transferred.