James Wilders

Supreme Court rules out preferential damages for unfair dismissal

The Supreme Court has issued its long awaited judgment in the case of Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Edwards.


Agency Workers Regulations: advice for employers

From October the Agency Workers Regulations will give agency temps the right to many of the same benefits as permanent staff.


Agency workers directive: What constitutes the qualifying period

Once the Agency Workers Regulations are implemented in October 2011, after a twelve week qualifying period working for the same hirer, agency workers will be entitled to the same basic working and...


Agency workers directive: The key issues

Temps from employment agencies will soon be given the same rights as permanent staff. The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 come into force on 1 October this year, so any employers using agency temps,...


The year ahead: Make sure you are on top of the legal changes and be prepared for the upturn

However muted it may be, 2010 is likely to see the return of growth to the UK economy. So how can employers make the most of the upturn when it finally arrives?


The year ahead: spot the issues that could lead to tribunal claims

Age discrimination is among several reasons for tribunal claims that may come to the fore in 2010. Last year over 260,000 claims were brought to tribunal, where even a successful defence costs an...