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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.
One of the main tax advantages for a buyer has been removed.
Large organisations are required to comply with a new energy audit requirement by December 2015.
Competition and Markets Authority consults on energy market reforms.
Annual statement of supply chain ’transparency’ required.
If retailers are told they can open for longer, what issues might they face? The obvious problem is localism, says Shoosmiths…...
6 April 2015 brought in a range of new options for members with defined contribution pension savings.
Post-Farage and Blatter, Shoosmiths looks at some common questions about resignations.
When personalities collide at work they can create considerable difficulty. Such cases may therefore cause an employer to consider the dismissal of one, both or all parties. But how can an employer do so fairly?
Technology can be utilised in a vast number of ways to and by franchisors. But it also creates questions for a franchisor to consider.