Extending redundancy protection: women and new parents
On 25 January 2019, BEIS opened a consultation seeking views on its proposals to extend the redundancy protection of new mothers from the date they notify their employer in writing of their pregnancy to six months after their return from maternity leave. Here we look at what the consultation proposes for new mothers and parents.
Holiday pay compensation post-Brexit
Disputes relating to holiday pay have generated some quite controversial decisions in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over the last few years, some of which have led to the UK courts making amendments to UK law – writing in new words - in order to be compliant with the ECJ decisions. Take for example changes written into the legislation that allowed for employees to carry-over their holiday entitlement following long-term sick leave and others made to ensure that overtime and allowances were included in the calculation of an employee's holiday pay.
Uber’s employment status lifeline
The employment status arguments in Uber B.V. and others –v- Aslam and others rumble on as Uber takes the case to the Supreme Court. Here we look at the earlier decisions made by the Court of Appeal and what's next for the gig economy workforce.
New online right to work tool: How and when to use
On 28 January 2019, the Home Office introduced a new online tool which enables employers to check the right to work of potential and current employees. Here we give an overview of how and when to use this new system alongside the traditional checks.
EU Settlement Scheme: public test phase now open
As EU citizens can now apply for settled and pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, we provide information for applicants and look at how the scheme will work.
On demand training: A practical guide to understanding disability discrimination and reasonable adjustments
Our latest on demand training gives a practical guide to understanding the different forms of disability discrimination with a particular focus on the duty to make reasonable adjustments.
The Good Work Plan: New worker rights announced by the Government
Last month the Government published the 'Good Work Plan' which proposes the introduction of many new rights for workers in addition to providing more clarity in relation to existing rights. Here we look at the steps employers should take to ensure compliance with the new requirements.
Mock disciplinary hearing November/December 2019
In November and December 2019, the HRXchange training workshop will be built around a 'live' disciplinary hearing case study. The mock disciplinary hearing will demonstrate what can be expected at each stage of the hearing.
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