Where an employee is facing disciplinary allegations, it is fairly common for them to be suspended from work during the investigation and disciplinary process. Often, an employer will reserve the right to do so in contracts of employment . The usual
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that, in granting a loan to one of its employees and his spouse to buy a house, Electricité de France (EDF) was acting for purposes relating to its trade, business or profession and was therefore a ‘seller or supplier’ for the purposes of the Unfair Contract Terms Directive (UCTD).
Background In March 2019, the Government began a consultation on the possible introduction of new measures to prevent the misuse of confidentiality clauses, particularly in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination. The Women and Equalitie
Gender pay gaps, itemised payslips and what to do about working rights for EU citizens – these are some of the issues looming large for employers over the coming weeks, with April ushering in many significant dates for new and amended employment legi
Physical contact in the workplace is a very high-profile topic among bosses, workers, and HR departments at the moment. On the back of two very public controversies, where men in positions of power got a little bit too ‘touchy-feely’ with thei
We have previously written about various cases on worker status arising from the ‘gig economy’. Companies including Uber , Citysprint and Pimlico Plumbers have been on the losing end of decisions where they have sought to argue that their cont
As anyone who has had to delve into the complexities of TUPE will testify, the Regulations are enough to fry the brain. So here’s something to add oil to the pan! If in your business you are in a TUPE situation, especially a service pro
Just a few weeks from the proposed exit date, the increasingly uncertain Brexit process trundles on – withdrawal looks inevitable but exactly what form it will take remains to be seen. This persistent uncertainty has cause great difficulty for employ
On the 6th February 2019, the House of Lords debated and subsequently approved the Employment Rights (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 , the Employment Rights (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2018 and similar regulations relation
The introduction of the GDPR and the changes it makes to data protection law created a number of new compliance issues for all organisations, including employers. We are hosting a seminar on 21st February 2019 where we will be discussing the m
Who’s who on the payroll is an ongoing challenge for employers in the run up to new payslip requirements New payslip requirements are set to come into force, requiring itemised calculations for variable rates of pay and hours worked. Alongside
In our last two blogs, we focussed on where an employer can be vicariously liable for an assault by one employee on another and the potential employment law risks which can arise from Christmas gatherings. Today we bring you the last of our “3 Wise M
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