Variation Of Employment Contracts

Broadly speaking, there are three options for an employer who wants to make changes to contracts of employment, which are: Obtain employees’ agreement to the change Give notice to terminate...


The Final Countdown- Are You GDPR Ready?

Those that have been keeping an eye on our blogs this month will know that we have published several articles to help employers with their preparations for the new General...


The Apprenticeship Levy – Time Running Out To Claim

The Apprenticeship Levy was introduced just over a year ago on 6 April 2017 with the aim of creating 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020. Employers have been slow to...


When Is Notice Of Termination Effective In Employment Contracts?

There are many reasons why it is important to know when notice of termination in an employment contract has been effectively given to an employee, including: It will determine when...


GDPR FAQ’s

With just weeks to go until the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in to force, we revisit 5 of the most frequently asked questions that employers have asked...


Employers Advised To Review Employee Handbooks

With just a few weeks to go before the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes in to force, employers are getting to grips with privacy notices for job applicants and data...


One Month To Go – Are Your HR Policies & Procedures GDPR Compliant?

Making Your HR Policies GDPR Compliant GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is coming. GDPR and the changes to data protection mean you need to rethink some of your employment and...


Gender Pay Gap Reporting: The Results Are In

Gender pay gap reporting has featured heavily in the news recently, with the deadline for large private and voluntary sector employers to publish their gender pay gap figures – on...


Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. In the first instance, employers are liable for the acts of their employees unless they can demonstrate that they took...


Disability Discrimination: Cancer Definition

What is ‘cancer’ for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 – does it include a pre-cancerous lesion? Yes, according to the EAT in Lofty v Hamis. Cancer is a...


Agency Worker Rights

Can agency workers, entitled after 12 weeks to the same basic working conditions as an end-user’s employees, be compensated for less holiday or unpaid breaks by a higher hourly pay?...


Employees To Benefit From Uplift In Discrimination Compensation

When an employee makes a successful claim for discrimination, the Employment Tribunal will then decide the appropriate level of compensation to award depending on the type of loss suffered. The...