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Shoosmiths has announced that Peter Duff has been elected chairman with effect from 1 May 2015.
The first day of October 2014 is a day of change for employers because it is one of the government’s two annual ‘common commencement dates’.
An employee or witness who is fearful of giving evidence as part of a disciplinary process can cause difficulties for an employer.
A recent survey by webexpenses has revealed that as many as one in four employees has made a false expenses claim from their employer.
Arcadia Group Ltd v Arcadia Group Pension Trust Ltd: RPI/CPI and the power to select an alternative index
This update looks at the issues in the case, and the considerations for schemes that may now have more flexibility to switch in the light of this decision.
Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace can be problematic for employers. The recent case of Kuehne+Nagel Ltd v Cosgrove considered the issue.
Shoosmiths looks at when suspension might be appropriate and how employers should communicate their decision.
Can and should office relationships be allowed or does the home connection lead to domestic issues pervading the working environment?
Shoosmiths has become the first top-40 legal firm to be accredited with the Investors in People gold standard for a second time.
Two recent cases illustrate the importance of employers making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees placed at risk of redundancy.
Shoosmiths looks at the legal implications of employees lying about their qualifications and how employers can guard against being misled.
Mr J Linwood v British Broadcasting Corporation sends a clear reminder to employers to carefully manage the performance failures of their managers.
Shoosmiths’ Michael Hardiman suggests 10 top tips for drafting disciplinary outcome letters.
Shoosmiths has advised Palatine Private Equity and Bridgepoint Development Capital on the successful exit of their investment in Hallmark Hotels Group.
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.