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Why changes to interim relief could be a costly business for HR

The recent case of Steer v Stormsure has caused a stir in employment law and HR because it has potential to significantly expand the scope of interim relief applications to allow them in...

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Businesses may have no choice but to use fire and rehire contracts

Businesses may have no choice but to use 'fire and rehire' contracts to secure their future.

Pimlico Plumbers wins employment status tribunal

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has ruled to dismiss former engineer Gary Smith’s case against Pimlico Plumbers.

The rise of aggressive tactics against employees

Some employers in sectors badly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are increasingly using aggressive tactics to save money.

HR struggling to enforce lockdown rules

Monitoring staff’s adherence to lockdown rules outside the office is proving difficult for HR.

Remote working and social distancing challenges: investigations, grievances and disciplinary processes

As the COVID-19 crisis continues employers are turning their attention to the emerging employment issues for which there is no playbook, such as conducting procedures in the context of remote working...

Can you force employees back to work?

?The UK government has confirmed that from Wednesday 13 May those who are unable to work from home should be ‘actively encouraged’ to return to work.

Hundreds of businesses at risk of insolvency due to furlough payment delay

Hundreds of businesses are at risk of becoming insolvent, says the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

Exploring the right to be accompanied in disciplinary or grievance hearings

While Acas guidance sets out the rules, there are some aspects where a more relaxed approach is best practice

Legal-ease: Relationships at work and 'love contracts'

The recent dismissal of McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook has prompted a global debate about acceptable levels of intrusion by employers into the personal lives of their employees

Handling allegations of criminal behaviour in the workplace

Crime is not just something that happens outside of working hours and away from working premises

Legal-ease: Employee loyalty

Can employers demand loyalty from their employees?