Watch out for the Bribery Act
Althought the Bribery Act 2010 has not yet been implemented and is still in its final form, it sets out several important features that organisations should take into considertaion.
Employment Law and Agency Workers
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 are due to come into force on 1st October 2011.
Employment Law - Changes to Paternity Leave
With effect from 3rd April 2011 there are going to be changes to the current legislation surrounding paternity leave.
The Importance of Pre-Employment Law
Following the Equality Act that came into effect on 1st October 2010, the information organisations may obtain from a candidate prior to appointment with regards to their health is limited.
Seeking Employment Law Advice
Whatever the size of your organisation, you should always be prepared to deal with employee relations issues when and if they arise.
Employment Law Services for Small Businesses.
All organisations should ensure they have access to employment law services. Any company that employs employees will certainly need advice and guidance on the legalities of doing so at some point.
Legal Advice - Changes in 2011
Every year brings amendments to current law for employers, and 2011 is no different.
Age Discrimination and Employers
If you are recruiting for a vacancy, it is illegal for an organisation to discriminate against a candidate due to their age.
Flexible Working Regulations Extended
The right to request flexible working has been extended to include parents with children aged under 18 years.
Advice for UK Employers
Although it is important to follow the rules and regulations set out by UK Employment Laws, many of these are actually put in place for the benefit of the organisation as well as its employees.
What are Labour Laws
Also known as labour law refers to the body of laws made by the government with regards to workers and organisations.
Redundancy and Employers Advice
The processes and procedures surrounding redundancy are certainly one of the more complex topics in employment laws.
Annual leave for employees is both a statutory right and an employee benefit.
It is considered best practice for an organisation to have a Flexible Working Policy for their employees. The aim of such a policy is to provide a working environment that encourages and assists employees to combine their work and family life as much as possible.
If grievances are not dealt with promptly or handled correctly, the likelihood is that they will grow and harm working relationships between employees.
Advice for Front Line Managers
The role of front line Managers is changing. Much more responsibility is being devolved to Managers these days and they are facing a range of issues to deal with.
Solutions For Tackling Sickness Absence
With regards to employee absence from work, there is one main thing that organisations are legally obliged to do; pay statutory sick pay. Apart from this, there are actually no legal requirements with regards to sickness absence.
Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1st October 2010 and brings together a number of existing laws that aim to provide protection against discrimination in the workplace and beyond, such as the Sex Discrimination and Disability Discrimination Acts.
Employers Advice And Solutions
Over the years employment law has expanded and developed to ensure that the working relationship between employer and employee is a positive one.
Why Seek Employers Tribunal Advice
The employment relationship can be a difficult one at times, and there can be a variety of reasons why getting external advice may be crucial.
Understanding Employment Laws
Many organisations find themselves stuck in the middle of a daunting employment tribunal after not following rules and regulations.
Employment Law Solutions For You
When it comes to employment law solutions, the best rule to live by is that prevention is always better and cheaper than when you are acting as a result of something.
Employment Law Advice Employers
Is employment law for employers complex? The honest answer is it can be, with so many regulations, some of which are not widely known, it is easy to fall foul of employment law.
Employers Considering Redundancy
The economic downturn is still having a resulting effect on businesses throughout the UK.
Absence Problems For Employers During The World Cup
Employers are expected to encounter higher than normal absence from employees during this summer's World Cup, read on to find out more and what can be done to assist the problem. . . . . . .
The current economic crisis is continuing to have an effect on organisations across the UK.
Changes to Employment Law, April 2010
Several changes to employment law have come in to effect from 6th April 2010
Issues and Complex Matters
No matter how tempted you may be to skirt employment law issues, or avoid complex matters, it is crucial to comply with current employment law legislation.
Stress Management at Work
Stress management is moving up employers agenda's as the recession continues to bite.
New Fit Note Legislation
The new fit note legislation comes in to force on 6th April 2010, replacing the current 'sick note'.
Labour Market Forecast
A recent labour market survey forecast slim recruitment intentions for the second quarter of 2010.
Train to Gain
The Train to Gain initiative was introduced by the government in 2006. It aims to help employers fund staff wishing to gain full level 2 qualifications.
The importance of Data Protection
Employers need to ensure that they comply with the regulations set out by the Data Protection Act 1998
The importance of managing change in organisations
It is crucial that organisations manage this change from within and understand and plan for the effects it may have on their employees.
Advising Employers of an additional bank holiday in 2012
There will be an extra bank holiday in 2012 read on to find out more . . . . . .
Further employment laws for employers
Read on to find whether the forthcoming agency changes will impact on your business . . . . . . . . .
New ACAS guidelines for Union Representatives
New ACAS statutory code of practice affects policies regarding time off for union representatives
New regulations for migrant workers in the UK
Recent changes to the immigration system means new regulations for migrant workers wishing to extend their employment visas.
Advice for employers on swine flu related absence
It is anticipated that the full impact of swine flu is yet to be felt by employers in the UK. There are several plans employers can put in to place to help combat increased absence levels due to swine flu.
Employment Rights for Overseas Employees
Can an employee who is employed overseas make an unfair dismissal claim against a UK employer? Read on to find out. . . . . .
Employee Absence During Severe Weather
Do we have to pay employees who fail to attend work during the current severe weather? Read on to find out . . . . . . .
Current statutory payments
What are the current statutory payments that employers need to be aware of? Read on to find out . . . . . . . .
Advice for employers to avoid dismissing employees automatically unfairly
Read on to identify the areas associated with automatically unfairly dismissing an employee. . . . . . . . . .
Advice for employers when an employee is absent
Read on to find out what you should do when an employee does not turn up for work. . . . .
Employment Laws Key Dates 2009
Read on to identify key dates for employment law this year. . .
Employment Laws Changes 2009
Employment Law Changes 2009
Discipline & Grievances Changes
The Employment Act 2008 received royal assent on 13 November last year. In addition to repealing the procedures, the Act will remove the provisions relating to procedural unfair dismissal (the so called partial Polkey reversal) and will introduce to the employment tribunals discretion to increase or reduce awards by up to 25% where either side unreasonably fails to comply with the new..........
It will not surprise you that we are particularly busy in the area of assisting clients to make redundancies. Here are some facts associated with such an exercise.
Do we have to ask for volunteers?
Yes, it is generally a good idea to consider asking........
Employment Law Changes
The Government has accepted the conclusions of the Walsh Report to extend the right to request flexible working to parents with children up to the age of 16 from April 2009.
The current flexible working legislation covers parents with children under the age of six or with disabled children under the age of 18.
The Government has agreed a deal........
Age Law in the UK
Age discrimination is the main area of discrimination which is protected in some other countries but which is currently not directly protected in the UK.