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REC welcomes Government crackdown on illegal workers

Hywel Roberts, 10 Apr 2014

The Home Office has announced reforms in an attempt to stop employers exploiting vulnerable workers....

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Acas denies employment changes will put pressure on employers

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Early conciliation could cost business in time in money, according to an employment lawyer. But Acas...

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Early conciliation could cause rise in 'vexatious claims', says employment lawyer

Hywel Roberts, 04 Apr 2014

The Acas early conciliation process could lead to a rise in "vexatious and frivolous claims" against...

HR advisers want NIC reforms to be brought forward

Hywel Roberts, 18 Mar 2014

National insurance contributions (NICs) are one of the main issues employers would like to see addressed...

Shared parental leave legislation may breed resentment

Hywel Roberts, 18 Mar 2014

A lack of clarity in the proposed shared parental leave laws could lead to disputes between employers...

Bring disability benefits assessment back in-house, says MP

Hywel Roberts, 18 Mar 2014

A parliamentary committee report today has stated the length of time it takes to assess disability benefits...

Contractors' tax rules a 'disincentive' to invest in training

Hywel Roberts, 17 Mar 2014

The Professional Representation Network (PRN), which provides services to contractors, is calling for...

CIPD calls for controls on exclusivity in zero-hours contracts

Hywel Roberts, 14 Mar 2014

The CIPD has made a number of recommendations to the Government on zero-hours contracts. They include...

Self-employment restrictions could cause 'significant' damage, says REC

Hywel Roberts, 13 Mar 2014

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has warned that changes to self-employment laws could...

Charity set to offer low-cost legal advice

Gabriella Jozwiak, 25 Feb 2014

A new charity is encouraging employees to settle disputes with employers without going to employment...

Probation service HR managers facing 'unusual' challenge, says expert

Gabriella Jozwiak, 19 Feb 2014

Probation service HR mangers dealing with hundreds of staff appeals against reassignment face an unusual...

Market power should be considered in zero-hours contract policies, says RPC

Gabriella Jozwiak, 11 Feb 2014

The employers’ market power over employees should be considered in a Government consultation about...

Lawyers welcome High Court tribunal fees ruling

Gabriella Jozwiak, 10 Feb 2014

Employment lawyers have welcomed a High Court decision to support recently-introduced employment tribunal...

Outgoing Acas chair: fees could hamper conciliation process

HR Editorial, 03 Feb 2014

Acas chairman Ed Sweeney recently stepped down from his role after six years at the helm of the employment...

Record-breaking tribunals backlog pushes system to the limit

Gabriella Jozwiak, 03 Feb 2014

Efforts to reduce a backlog of employment tribunals are unlikely to have substantial impact as more than...

Revised TUPE legislation comes into force

Gabriella Jozwiak, 31 Jan 2014

Amended Transfer of undertakings (TUPE) legislation comes into force today.

Compassionate leave plans in doubt

Gabriella Jozwiak, 27 Jan 2014

Plans to allow workers two-weeks’ paid compassionate leave following the death of a child have been...

TUPE amendments ‘leave many disappointed’, says employment lawyer

Gabriella Jozwiak, 15 Jan 2014

The final version of the amended Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) – TUPE – legislation...

Review recommends Government set up whistleblowing code of practice

Arvind Hickman, 28 Nov 2013

The Government is being urged to adopt a whistleblowing code of practice and to strengthen the legal...

Government launches maternity discrimination investigation

Katie Jacobs, 04 Nov 2013

The Government has launched a £1 million investigation into discrimination against pregnant women in...

In this issue: April 2014
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Legal aliens: It's law, but not as we know it - would you seek counsel from a big brand?

Fashion forward: SuperGroup's first HRD

Time to celebrate: Flexible working legislation is changing

Health check: Engaging in wellbeing 

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