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Careers: What’s it like being an employment lawyer?

From the gig economy to the #MeToo campaign, employment law is rarely out of the news. But while it's already a fast-paced area of...

Three things we have learned from Jeffrey v British Council

Employers who recruit staff in the UK but employ them overseas could face actions under domestic tribunals in the event of an employment dispute,...

Give us a break … could compensation be awarded for failure...

Could compensation be awarded for failure to provide a 20 minute rest? Ultimately, yes, says Serena Spink, associate at Stevens & Bolton LLP, although...

The Apprenticeship Levy: Do good intentions make for bad policy?

There are few employers who would say that alternative routes into the workplace are a bad thing. Why, then, are there reports of the...

Mistakes employers make when handling ill health dismissals

It can be tricky dismissing an employee who is off work for illness and if you get it wrong you can have a claim...

Five things we learnt in employment law this week (14 July)

A Muslim woman, dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf, was directly discriminated against (AG's opinion in Bougnaoui and anor v Micropole SA). 2. The...

Five things we know about…Gender Pay Gap Reports

On 1 October 2016, it is anticipated that regulations will come into force in the UK which will require many employers to provide information...

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...

Employment Law Tweets of the Week

This week there were stories about mental health in the workplace, the strike chaos in France and about how our jobs will soon be...