Employment And Hr Services Articles
With the General Election less than 10 days away, we’ve put the parties’ policies on employment law into one simple and easy-to-read article. We have outlined the key manifesto pledges for each party and identified some of the key trends that appear throughout.
Competing Protected Characteristics - transgender reassignment and the law - and what it means for employers and employees
– A Timeline of Sexism and Equality.
Employment lawyer Carrie-Ann Randall shares her research into the main Acts of law that have brought us closer to Equality in the UK and within the legal profession.
The workplace can be rife with these due to differing opinions and it can be a tricky celebration to negotiate with employees. Halloween divides people’s opinions, for some it is an important festival to be celebrated whilst others find it offensive.
World Mental Health Day: stress in the workplace now a commonplace occurrence
The demise of Thomas Cook makes us all fearful about our own employers and their viability
According to Ministry of Justice Figures, there were 6,550 disability discrimination claims at employment tribunals last year. This is a 37% increase on the year before, and represents a growth rate which is eight times faster than the increase in total claims over the same period.
The Islamic tradition Ramadan will commence this Sunday 5th May for 30 days. During this time individuals observing Ramadan will fast between the hours of sunrise and sunset. As an employer it is important to be aware of anyone in your team who is observing Ramadan and ensure suitable provisions are in place for those individuals in order to support them. Fasting will take place mainly during working hours and it is important to be aware of the potential impact it can have in the workplace.
Flexible working is, perhaps, the panacea for many parents. In addition, manged in the correct manner, it may be a long-term solution for employers too, facing a skills gap, an issue with finding employees in a post-Brexit Britain and even to resource existing vacancies that require a particular skill or personality fit. So, what is the problem?
As occurs every April, there are a number of changes to employment law, remuneration and workers’ rights which have been published and come into effect this month. This article covers the top six changes that all employers should be aware of.
Managers are often promoted because they are excelling in their role. It may be argued that excelling within a role does not automatically make you an excellent leader.
Employment Laws are in place to protect both employers and employees in the workplace. The laws govern what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do and the employees’ rights at work.
A revolutionary case could alter the rules surrounding the timescale employers have in providing their employees with a written statement of their terms and conditions of work. It is believed that the impact will be more for those with a high turnover of staff and will require greater organisation from HR departments.
The countdown to Christmas is in full swing and the excitement is mounting both at home and at work. For most, Christmas means a few days off from work celebrating with friends and family but for the employer this can be a logistical nightmare with cover to organise, parties to prepare for and a workplace to keep happy.
Subject Access Requests are nothing new and have been part of the Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA) since it was formed. In line with GDPR going live, from 25 May 2018 a new Subject Access Request regime will come in to force with changes being made to the current format.