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Trade Union Act 2016 - The Implications for EmployersWednesday, 29 June 2016 15:48
The Trade Union Act 2016 came into force on 4th May 2016. The provisions in this act have been watered down considerably. There was widespread political protest about the way in which the bill had originally been framed.
High Heels and Employment Law - Dress Codes at workMonday, 27 June 2016 15:37
Many employers have dress codes incorporated in their contracts of employment and/or company handbook. It is very important for an employer to review these dress codes in light of ever-changing society norms.
Employment Law and the Enterprise Act 2016Wednesday, 22 June 2016 09:42
On 4th May 2016 the Enterprise Act received royal ascent. Some of the provisions in this act are:-
Legislative Changes for Employers - The Immigration Act 2016Monday, 20 June 2016 09:23
The Immigration Act 2016 which is significant for Employers, received its royal ascent on 12th May 2016. But what does the Act contain:-
Employer's Rights to Read Employee's Personal EmailsTuesday, 31 May 2016 13:19
What is the fact and the fiction behind an Employer's Rights to Read Employee's Personal Emails?
Annual Compensation Limit IncreaseTuesday, 24 May 2016 10:44
The Government has announced that the annual increase in compensation payments which will come into force on 6th April 2016 are:
Pulling a "Sickie" the Legal implicationsTuesday, 17 May 2016 11:32
The facts of this case are these. A bus driver alleged that he slipped on some spilt water in the workplace, and badly injured himself. His employer suspected that he had either manufactured the accident, or was deliberately exaggerating his symptoms when he went on sick leave.
Stopping childcare vouchers during maternity leaveTuesday, 10 May 2016 13:16
Case study relating to the stopping of childcare vouchers during maternity leave.
C worked for a company that offered a voucher system for childcare via a salary sacrifice scheme. These arrangements are quite common place in industry. C went on maternity leave and her employer stopped the entitlement to the vouchers. C sued her employer in the Employment Tribunal alleging that by stopping her entitlement to the vouchers was discriminatory.