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Three key things to know about employing seasonal workers

As the summer months draw closer, we are about to enter one of the busiest periods for seasonal workers. During demanding times, many companies...
Government names and shames employers

Government names and shames employers for underpaying workers

The Government has named and shamed major household names such as Sports Direct and Primark for failing to pay the minimum wage. The retailers are...
employers Brightside employment law redundancy

Should employers always look on the Brightside of life?

When informing employees that their employment is being terminated, many employers choose to provide the employee with a “kinder” reason rather than the real...
Black employees held back discrimination career

Discrimination means black employees fail to achieve their career expectations, says...

Three in ten black employees say discrimination to blame for failing to achieve their career expectations. That’s according to the latest research by the...
fives things learnt employment law

Five things we learned in Employment Law this week (1 December...

The European Court of Justice has found that 'workers' must be able to carry over paid annual leave, even in instances where they...
TUPE major relocation

What HRs need to know about employees rejecting a TUPE transfer

What happens when an employee rejects a TUPE transfer? Christopher Hitchins, head of the employment practice at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP, looks at what...
Holiday pay case ECJ sash windows v King

The ECJ rules in favour of worker in long-awaited holiday pay...

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled in favour of a gig economy worker who did not have a paid holiday in 13 years. Today’s...
government Industrial Strategy

The government’s Industrial Strategy receives a mixed response

The government’s Industrial Strategy for the UK has received a mixed response – with comments on the report ranging from “a big first step”...
mental health employment law

Drafting mental health laws in a post-apocalyptic world

Imagine drafting completely new laws to protect people with mental health problems in the workplace. What changes would you bring in? What issues would...

How to deal with a pregnancy harassment grievance…

Q: A line manager (Susan) has made negative comments about a pregnant employee (Charlotte), saying she’s useless in her state and is dragging the...
sexual harassment claims and how employers can create a better culture

The view from HR: sexual harassment and how organisations need to...

It's fair to say that Hollywood and Westminster are atypical places to work. But when it comes to sexual harassment, many claims go unreported...
how to trial flexible working

How to trial flexible working

Q: An employee on maternity has requested flexible working. We’re not sure but would be willing to trial it for three months before deciding...
London gender pay gap regulations

London has widest gender pay gap in UK

London has gone from being the region with the smallest pay gap between men and women to being the region with the widest, according...