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The case of Hershaw and ors v Sheffield City Council is a reminder to employers to be careful about how and what they communicate to their employees.
Employers have a duty to prevent illegal working and are obliged to carry out prescribed document checks on individuals before they commence work.
Most businesses are now aware that all breaches of health and safety legislation are treated extremely seriously by the courts.
With NHS statistics suggesting obesity levels are increasing, a recent case has looked at whether obesity can amount to a disability and come within discrimination provisions.
Shoosmiths looks at what it could mean for UK businesses if Scotland decides to become an independent country.
Calculating holiday pay is proving to be a hot topic at the moment, with recent employment tribunal and European court decisions hitting the headlines.
Shoosmiths, in conjunction with Ryder Marsh, recently hosted a health and safety event in collaboration with a top US institution.
The EAT has held that secret recordings of private deliberations made in the course of grievance and disciplinary proceedings can be used as evidence in a tribunal.
Shoosmiths recently teamed up with RBS and KPMG for the Thames Valley Business Leaders’ Dinner in Reading.
While football fans will be gripped with World Cup fever over the next month, businesses could face HR headaches as a result.
Shoosmiths looks at some top tips for employers when considering requests from employees to work from home.
There are many ways in which flexible working can be achieved, through the use of, or a combination of, many possible working arrangements.
The ruling in the Clyde & Co LLP case means that members of LLPs have certain quasi-employment protections and may need to be automatically enrolled into a pension scheme.
Two recent cases have rekindled the debate about when time spent at work but sleeping counts as working time for the purposes of the rules on National Minimum Wage.
Recently the Dying Matters Coalition has called for a national review of employment practice on bereavement leave.
The Pensions Act 2014 received royal assent on 14 May 2014, introducing important changes to the regulations for pensions.
The long-awaited decision of the CJEU in British Gas v Lock confirms that commission must be included when calculating holiday pay.
Cases involving workplace banter continue to be fertile ground for embarrassing employment tribunal cases and negative headlines.
Managing conflicting beliefs, in particular religious beliefs, is an increasingly tricky area for employers.
What are the pros and cons of zero-hour contracts and what does the future hold for them?