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ACAS has published an updated draft Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures, which amends earlier guidance relating to a worker’s right to be accompanied.
The Department for Work and Pensions has published guidance for employers using the Fit for Work service.
This update looks at employer insolvency risk, last-man-standing schemes and contingent assets, following the publication of the Pension Protection Fund’s Levy Estimate for the 2015–16 levy year.
Employment rights for parents in a surrogacy arrangement are currently limited. Changes are, however, afoot from April.
The season to be jolly is once more upon us, but employers should be mindful of the legal issues that can arise over the festive period.
Dealing with poor performers is often the area managers find most challenging. We set out below seven key steps managers should take.
As Christmas approaches and another year draws to a close, Shoosmiths looks back at some of the most notable cases of 2014.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is currently going through parliament.
Equal-pay claims are often viewed as the preserve of the public sector, but in light of the current class action against Asda this perception is being challenged.
Shoosmiths has offered 10 top tips for conducting a disciplinary investigation.
We surveyed a group of our clients to find out how they are finding life under the new regime.
What about other payments in addition to basic pay, such as overtime?
The debate over tattoos in the workplace has raged on, with the most recent case being of a tattooed teaching assistant.
Justice secretary Chris Grayling has outlined government proposals to quadruple the current six-month sentence for people found guilty of internet trolling.
Shoosmiths looks at the dangers of providing, or not providing, a reference and what employers can do if they receive an unsatisfactory reference.
The EAT has considered whether the employment tribunal rules also allowed the recovery of an in-house lawyer’s costs incurred during litigation in the employment tribunal.
The case of McMillan v Airedale NHS Foundation Trust called into question an employer’s right to increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal.
The EAT has found that an employee was not automatically unfairly dismissed when he took time off to care for his pregnant partner. Katie Marsden looks at the reasons why.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently updated its guidance document ‘Health and Safety in Care Homes’.
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’.