January 2014

Under the revised transfer rules coming into force tomorrow (31st January 2014), it is now easier to make staff redundant because of a workplace relocation. Previously, any dismissal resulting from a change of work site could result in an employment tribunal claim for unfair dismissal. However...

We just wanted to alert you to this latest piece of case law relating to Protected Disclosures - also know as ‘Whistle Blowing’. In the case of Norbrook Laboratories (UK) Ltd v Shaw the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the decision that a single protected disclosure...

Provisions in the Children and Families Bill extend the right to request a flexible pattern of work to all employees and abolish the statutory procedure for considering requests for flexible working, replacing it with a requirement to "deal with the application in a reasonable manner". The...

Zero hours contracts work really well and have a valuable role to play as long as they are managed appropriately. The following are some key areas to manage: Provide zero-hours workers with reasonable compensation if pre-arranged work is cancelled with no notice - minimum of...