Recruitment of Ex-Offenders: how can you ensure you are being fair?

Abigail Etchells, senior associate at Stevens & Bolton, looks at how employers can ensure that they are taking the right approach to the recruitment...

How can employers ensure employees aren’t discriminated against because of their...

Q: Recent research reveals that people with MS are suffering disturbing levels of workplace mistreatment. So what can and should employers do about it? A:...

How can we manage a conflict between the ACAS Code and...

Q: How can we manage a conflict between the ACAS Code and our own disciplinary procedure? A: Jayne Harrison, head of employment law at Cleggs Solicitors,...

Employers: the best way to manage staff on maternity leave

Catherine Ridd, associate at employment lawyer Morgan Denton Jones, offers employers some advice on the processes and pitfalls of dealing with staff taking maternity...

Practical tips for settling injury to feelings claims in discrimination cases

The issue in August of the Government’s Response and Consultation on simplifying the tax treatment of termination payments provides good reason for looking again...

Do we have to pay overtime in holiday pay?

Do we have to pay overtime in holiday pay? What happens if we carry on paying basic pay only? This question is one which has...

Five common issues that arise from failing to provide a detailed...

Under Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (“ERA”), employees must be provided with written particulars of employment within two months of the...

The summer of sport: top tips for employers

A summer of sporting fun has already kicked off with UEFA Euro 2016 well under-way and the Olympics and Paralympics to follow in August...

Sports Direct case shows employers must adhere to employees’ rights

The case of Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley admitting workers in its Derbyshire warehouse were paid below minimum wage highlights the vital importance of...

Is our staff handbook part of the employment contract?

Q: Is our staff handbook part of the employment contract and if so, do we need the employee’s consent to change it? The issue of staff...

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