Law

Supreme Court confirms employers’ right to change contracts if negotiation fails

The 27 October ruling of Kostal UK vs Dunkley has cleared up details of an employers’ rights when it comes to collective bargaining with trade unions.

Part-time work tops coronavirus tribunal complaints

Complaints relating to part-time working regulations have risen by 767% since the pandemic, topping the list of tribunal causes that have seen the steepest increase over the past 18 months.

Major rise in race discrimination claims in 2020

Employment tribunals in the UK saw a 48% rise in the number of race discrimination claims in 2020, according to new data stemming from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Employers risking fines for National Minimum Wage breaches

Businesses are at increased risk of landing heavy fines for unintentional National Minimum Wage (NMW) breaches, according to Grant Thornton UK.

How to navigate business trips to and from EEA countries

With Brexit, the UK has also left the European Economic Area, which means business travel is no longer as simple as it once was. Take time to understand the new rules.

Essex IT manager pleads guilty to £800,000 NHS fraud

A former NHS employee has pleaded guilty for defrauding the health service of over £800,000 by claiming he was procuring non-existent services from companies he controlled.

Employment tribunal system struggling to cope

Research from the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)? has painted a “bleak picture” of employment tribunal delays

Supreme Court rules against 'disproportionate' criminal record checks

Employers and HR have been told to review their hiring processes, as the Supreme Court rules in favour of three people who claim their lives have been ruined by past minor criminal convictions

The 12 months of 2018: July

It's been an eventful year for HR-related issues hitting the headlines. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings

Law firm recruits women's advancement director

Law firm Dentons has announced the appointment of a women's advancement director

Barristers struggling with stress under cuts

Barristers across England and Wales are struggling with high workloads, stress, and work/life balance, according to a new report

MPs call for end to unpaid trial shifts

MPs are calling for unpaid trial shifts to be banned, as Unite reveals that complaints have risen six-fold over the past three years.