Employment And Hr Services Articles
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.
The latest and seemingly final edition of the long running battle between Gary Smith and Pimlico Plumbers was deliberated in the Supreme Court last week. For a breakdown of the preceding Court of Appeal decision see here: http://www.lawson-west.co.uk/articles/pimlico-plumbers-b0576a93-ee94-4d10-b75c-f58aedc8eb8d. The finding of worker status was based on the lack of an effective right to substitution and the level of control that was exerted by Pimlico.
At Lawson-West we can help you and your organisation to understand the importance of pregnancy and maternity rights within the workplace.
Equal pay for equal work and equal pay for work of equal value. These are the two key concepts that underpin UK legislation in regard to pay equality.
They are things that sound simple, but the latter point about work of equal value is where the controversy and confusion arises. What is work of equal value is a question that is being argued in a number of high profile recent cases, involving such mammoth employers as the BBC, ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
The Supreme Court decision on 26th July 2017 declared Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fees unlawful and abolished them with immediate effect but what does this mean practically for employers?
The Christmas party season can be a difficult one for employees and employers to navigate. It is a balancing act between ensuring employees enjoy themselves, yet maintain standards that are to be expected at a work event...
The number of employment tribunal claims fell by almost 20% in the quarter following the introduction of fees in 2013. Official quarterly employment tribunal statistics...
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has urged SMEs to plan ahead for auto-enrollment to pension schemes to avoid unnecessary costs and also guarantee they get access to the best advice and pension schemes...
A survey commissioned by employee benefits company Unum has discovered that as many as a third of employees would consider leaving their employer over wellbeing concerns...