Employment Law Developments

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...

Image Credit: Lou Mildiou June 21st 2016 On the 24th June, the UK voted to leave the EU causing chaos in the markets and the value of the pound to fall. Since then there has been a change in Prime Minister and a very hefty Cabinet...

Image: Flickr Commons, National Library of Wales ‘Butlins Holiday Camp in Pwllheli’ July 1961 Assessing the right make-up of the redundancy pool is a positive step in carrying out a fair redundancy exercise. To help you avoid tripping up at an early stage, we’ve blown away...

As this debate moves along, we thought it worth highlighting a few points about the possible impact an exit might have on Employment Law in the UK. The influence of EU law is wide reaching - so much so that it is easier to look...

At the beginning of October the Chancellor announced that shared parental leave and pay will be extended to working grandparents. The planned changes will increase flexibility and choice in parental leave arrangements and support working parents with the costs of childcare during the first year of...