Category Archives: Employment

Changes to flexible working requests

June 18, 2014 | Marianne |

Changes to flexible working requests

Following on from my previous blog on the subject of flexible working requests, changes to request flexible working requests come into place on the 30 June 2014. When they took office, the Coalition Government made it part of their agenda to introduce flexible working for all employees. What are these changes and how might they affect … Read More >>

Holiday Pay and Commission: are you getting it right?

June 12, 2014 | Marianne |

Holiday pay and commission

The recent European Court Justice (ECJ) decision made a number of employers sit up and take notice due to the way in which the ECJ dealt with the calculation of holiday pay and commission. Are you getting it right? Employers will know that the Working Time Regulations (WTR) state that all workers receive 5.6 weeks … Read More >>

Dismissing employees: what can we learn from Moyes’s dismissal?

April 24, 2014 | Marianne |

Dismissing employees

Dismissing employees: What can we learn from the very public sacking of Manchester United manager David Moyes?  This has made me think about the manner in which many employers dismiss their staff. Although it can often seem like the best for both parties if the employment relationship can come to an end swiftly, it is … Read More >>

Summer of sport – what this means for employers…

April 14, 2014 | Marianne |

Summer of sport

Although it may not seem like it, with the endless supply of grey skies, but the summer of sport is here! And this summer is shaping up to be an exciting one in terms of sporting events. The Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup, Wimbledon and the World Cup are taking place, to name but a few, … Read More >>

Flexible working employers guide

April 11, 2014 | Marianne |

flexible working

Some recent discussions has brought the matter of flexible working requests to the forefront of my mind, in particular how employers can get this wrong when a request is made. The key points around flexible working requests are: Employees must have 26 weeks continuous employment at the date the application is made. Employers have statutory … Read More >>

Are you ready for mandatory Early Conciliation?

March 7, 2014 | Marianne |

mandatory early conciliation

Are you ready for Acas’ mandatory early conciliation service that launches on the 6th April 2014 and will change the way in which individuals raise an Employment Tribunal claim? Employees contemplating raising an Employment Tribunal claim, when issues cannot be resolved in the workplace, will be required to contact Acas first and engage in mandatory … Read More >>

Can an employer reject the decision of an appeal panel?

February 28, 2014 | Marianne |

Can an employer reject the decision of an appeal panel?

Can an employer reject the decision of an appeal panel?  A decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that there will be circumstances where it is fair for an employer to reject the decision of an appeal panel and proceed to dismiss an employee.  We take a look at the case and how … Read More >>

Alterations to TUPE – are you aware of key changes?

January 27, 2014 | Marianne |

Alterations to TUPE

As many people will be aware, the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) are in place to provide employees with protection when their employment is transferred to another employer.  The coalition government recently carried out a consultation regarding alterations to TUPE and various proposals to change the regulations were recommended.  On 31 … Read More >>

How to avoid employment law issues at Christmas parties

November 29, 2013 | Marianne |

employment law issues at Christmas parties

With the countdown to Christmas already started, it might be an idea to look at how to avoid the potential employment law issues at Christmas parties.  Without wanting to be viewed as the “Scrooge” of the party season, we think that it is helpful to set out some useful tips before entering into the party … Read More >>

Employers obligations to employees in winter

November 4, 2013 | Marianne |

Employers obligations to employees

Baby it’s cold outside! Extreme weather conditions such as those experienced a few years ago, can wreak havoc across the country meaning some workplaces come to a standstill and this can have an adverse effect on both employers and employees.  As we creep into winter here are some things to think about. It is important … Read More >>