Employment Law Developments

What does the new Flexible Working amendment mean for you and your business? How should you handle requests for flexible working? What are your employees’ rights in this area, and what are yours? Here’s everything you need to know. What change has been made to the Employment...

Download your FREE PDF version of this guide here, or read it below. URGENT ACTION REQUIRED: Four BIG employment law changes coming into effect in April 2024 This April, we see a huge wave of employment law updates coming into effect. We haven’t seen so many updates happening at...

Social networking platforms may be fun and can keep us connected (especially during recent times). They may also be used as effective company marketing tools. However, businesses should be aware that social media may be a legal quagmire despite these advantages. As a result, we...

With the EU settlement scheme deadline looming, EU citizens and their family members (including non-EU citizens) need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue to live, work and study in the UK. The deadline for applications is 30th June 2021 and applicants will...

It’s been a longstanding battle between Uber and a number of its drivers – the drivers believed they were workers and Uber held that they were self-employed. Well, the Supreme Court has at last put an end to the battle, confirming that drivers are indeed ‘workers’. Why...

The Labour party has published its manifesto for the 12 December 2019 general election. Key manifesto pledges for policies on employment law and industrial relations are: living wage of £10 per hour for all workers aged 16 or overcompel large companies to ...

Image credit: Flickr Commons, Seattle Municipal Archives, City Light Office Workers circa 1973 It shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone now that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force from 25th May 2018 and employers will need to comply with it’s principles...

Image credit: Flickr Commons, Seattle Municipal Archives – Telephone Operatives 1952 Tougher laws over dress code discrimination in the workplace are imminent after MPs concluded that the Equalities Act does not protect female workers from employer demands to wear high heels, lots of make up or...

The Acas Code of Practice is very clear on the correct disciplinary procedures but employers are often liable for an award increase of up to 25% for their failure to follow it. So where do employers commonly go wrong? Here are 10 of the most...