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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...
TUPE. Taking the commercial view

TUPE: Taking the commercial view

When it comes to TUPE, it makes sense to take a pragmatic, commercial view, says Dominic Holmes, Partner, at Taylor Vinters LLP. OK, I admit it....

Employers want ‘greater openness’ about pay levels

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of employers say that they are open about how pay levels and pay increases are set, with almost...
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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...
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Finding a voice in the workplace: an employer’s survival guide.

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices gave UK employers a glimpse of the future landscape of the workplace. But there's no time like...
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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...
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TUPE and long-term sickness

Q: I have just acquired a new customer. The employees of the old contractor came over to us under TUPE. The old contractor didn't...
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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...
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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...
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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”...
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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...