As the political and financial unrest continues following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union we know that for many businesses the consequences of the vote are still sinking in. Donald MacKinnon, director of legal services at Law At Work, reflects on what effect Brexit could have on employment law and health & safety.
Published: 1 July 2016
The widely-anticipated Immigration Bill has now reached Royal Assent, signalling a further legislative crack-down on the employment of illegal workers in UK industry. Article from Beverley Smith, employment and business immigration specialist at law firm Shakespeare Martineau.
Published: 20 May 2016
Elite footballers rarely bring claims in the employment tribunal. Whether or not there is an appeal, Jonas Gutierrez’s successful claim against Newcastle United should prompt employers to re-evaluate their approach to disability in the workplace.
Published: 17 May 2016
Before the introduction of employment tribunal fees in July 2013, employment tribunals were struggling to deal with the vast number of cases.
Published: 12 May 2016
The current kiss and tell cases of the celebrities whose names no-one is allowed to mention has put injunctions right back in the spotlight. But what do employers need to know about injunctions?
Published: 11 May 2016
For the first time in a generation there is a real possibility of the UK leaving the EU. With this in mind we consider the possible effect on employers in some key areas and a few "what if" scenarios.
Published: 22 April 2016
In light of the Adam Johnson verdict yesterday, employment lawyers Doyle Clayton is warning employers that you cannot automatically sack employees because they have been charged with a criminal offence.
Published: 1 April 2016
A proposed fundamental shake-up of the civil courts structure in England & Wales while welcome in its overall intention should draw a distinction between commercial and workplace disputes, says the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).
Published: 4 March 2016
Any business faced with potentially serious employee misconduct, particularly by someone senior, will face some difficult choices and risks. What are the implications of getting a misconduct dismissal wrong.
Published: 11 November 2015
New rules in force require companies with a turnover of £36 million or more to produce a "slavery and human trafficking statement" at the end of each financial year.
Published: 3 November 2015