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Jul
29
2016

The Government calls for evidence following concerns that ethnicity is affecting progression in the labour market
#Employment

The department of Business and Innovation Skills has launched a call for evidence which has a number of aims, including to identify potential obstacles BME groups can face in employment. ...

Jul
29
2016

Angela, Theresa, Hillary... who’s next?
#Directors' Duties #Employment

The Government's new review aims to consider how to raise the target of women on the FTSE board of directors. ...

Jul
25
2016

Doomed or dynamic? A choice.
#Employment

Businesses must adapt, not adopt a mindset of doom, in the current times of uncertainty. Human resources must play a crucial role in facilitating adaptation. ...

Jul
22
2016

Dress codes, direct religious discrimination and genuine occupational requirements
#Employment

Employers should continue to treat policies banning employees wearing any visible signs of political, philosophical or religious belief with extreme caution and seek legal advice if they are intending to implement such a ban....

Jul
22
2016

Immigration update: penalties for illegal working
#Immigration #Inward Investment #Employment

Employers can now be penalised if they have reasonable cause to believe that an employee does not have the legal right to work in the UK....

Jul
22
2016

Lack of knowledge of employee’s protected disclosures did not prevent a finding of automatic unfair dismissal
#Employment

EAT decides that an employee had been unfairly dismissed even though the manager responsible for the decision had been unaware of her protected disclosures....

Jul
21
2016

The Importance of Sponsorship Licences Post-Brexit
#Immigration

Employers wishing to employ skilled non-EEA workers must have a sponsorship licence. It is vital that sponsors comply with record keeping duties, produce documentary evidence on request, and follow the correct recruitment processes....

Jul
15
2016

Paid annual leave can still be carried over when sickness prevents a worker from taking it
#Employment

Employers must ensure that employees are able to carry forward paid annual leave where sickness has prevented that worker from taking such leave....

Jul
15
2016

Government publishes report on transgender equality
#Employment

Transgender equality will remain a prominent theme for legislative change in the future, with the Government agreeing to keep the matter under review. ...

Jul
14
2016

The Ethical Labour Standard and the Modern Slavery Act
#Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Construction #Supply Chain Governance

BES 6001 enables product manufacturers to ensure – and prove – that their products have been made with constituent materials that have been responsibly sourced. ...

Jul
12
2016

International Supply Chains – what happens when things go wrong?
#Dispute Resolution #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

In cases where the supply partner you appoint doesn't fulfil you expectations, you will want to ensure that you have a carefully drafted contract providing you with the best protection and remedies to minimise the negative consequences of your supplier’s underperformance. ...

Jul
12
2016

Public Procurement after Brexit – what next?
#Public Procurement

Public procurement is one of the areas of UK law most exposed to the consequences of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. ...

Jul
11
2016

Before you sign on behalf of your partner…
#Real Estate

In the recent case of Marlbray Ltd v Laditi and another [2016] EWCA Civ 476, the Court of Appeal decided that a contract signed by a buyer on behalf of himself and his wife without her authority was valid....

Jul
11
2016

UK Data Protection: A little part of us that will forever be Europe?
#Commercial

In the pre-23 June 2016 world of certainty, stability and legislative timetabling, British businesses knew that, so far as their data protection obligations were concerned, they would have a couple of years to comply with the requirements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was adopted in April this year and takes effect from 25 May 2018....

Jul
11
2016

Collaborators are winners. Is your organisation collaborative?
#Employment

Collaboration is undoubtedly now seen as a critical component of business relationships , through joint ventures, supply chains, and networks. HR can enhance collaboration by building bridges and asking for help. ...

Jul
08
2016

Settlement negotiations under section 111A ERA ruled to be inadmissible in Tribunal proceedings
#Employment

Since 29 July 2013, parties have been able to use s.111A to ensure pre-termination negotiations for unfair dismissal claims are inadmissible in any subsequent Tribunal proceedings....

Jul
08
2016

Ex-employee ordered to delete confidential information stored on personal devices
#Employment

To guard against the risk of confidential data ending up in the wrong hands, employment contracts should clearly set out the employee's obligations on termination. ...

Jul
05
2016

Industrial relations in a post-Brexit Europe
#Employment

Brexit will be negative for UK unions as they will face difficulty in urging legal reforms on a relatively unreceptive UK Government; however union structures and agreements vary a lot around the EU. HR professionals must promote and protect the advantages of UK employment laws and practices....

Jul
01
2016

Court of Appeal confirms “no oral variation” clauses are not binding – again
#Dispute Resolution

The Court of Appeal has again – this time in the case of MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited –v- Rock Advertising Limited, confirmed that parties will not be bound by a clause in a contract purporting to provide that oral variations will be ineffective....

Jul
01
2016

Brexit and Human Resources
#Employment

HR will feel the brunt of the UK's decision to leave the EU with staff cutbacks, loss of talent, a slowdown in recruitment, and a decrease in employee engagement being among the many issues they will face going forward....

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