About Employment Law

We know that employment law is a fast-paced world and that staying on top of all the latest legal developments is a time-consuming job – add this to the time you spend carrying out research and tracking down the right precedents and you have really eaten into the precious hours in your working day.

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Starting employment

We cover recruitment, employment contracts, policies, handbooks and more. It’s not just contracts though. Other documents may regulate the employment relationship, such as policies, procedures and collective agreements.

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Managing the employment relationship

Sickness and absence is a common occurrence in an employment relationship that brings up multiple legal issues. We offer a range of resources with practical guidance and legal considerations.

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TUPE, outsourcing, share. and asset purchases

TUPE 2006 will likely apply when acquiring businesses through an asset purchase. You’ll need to consider due diligence, consultation obligations, employees and liabilities transferred to the buyer.

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We know that employment law is a fast-paced world and that staying on top of all the latest legal developments is a time-consuming job – add this to the time you spend carrying out research and tracking down the right precedents and you have really eaten into the precious hours in your working day.

Latest Employment Q&As

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Is an employer required to carry out an individualised risk assessments for casual workers who notify them that they are new or expectant mothers, particularly in light of the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union?
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Can a collective agreement lawfully prohibit workers from opting out of the 48-hour maximum working week under the Working Time Regulations 1998, SI 1998/1833?
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Where an employee’s mistake at work has cost the employer an amount equating to 30% of the employee’s total annual salary, can the employer deduct this sum from the employee’s salary on the basis of a standard clause in the employee’s contract stipulating in general terms that deductions can be made to reimburse the employer for the cost of mistakes negligently made?
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For statutory sick pay purposes, where two periods of incapacity for work (PIW) are linked by a gap of eight weeks or less, can the employee self-certify again for any of the second PIW, or must they provide a fit note for the whole of the second PIW? What is the position if the second PIW started during the period when self-certification was increased to 28 days?
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An employee who is not currently registered with Social Work England (SWE) has been dismissed and a referral to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is being made, due to safeguarding concerns. The employer is concerned that the former employee may try to register with SWE in order to work with vulnerable children in the future, without disclosing the safeguarding concerns relating to them, and without SWE carrying out the relevant DBS checks. If the employer informs SWE voluntarily about the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings against the employee, would this amount to a breach of data protection law?

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