Employers will welcome a Court of Appeal decision which will help them decide which employee to dismiss in cases of major breakdown in working relationships between employees, where the behaviour of neither amounts to gross misconduct justifying summary dismissal - but the employees cannot work together.
Businesses and other organisations using 'bank workers' should ensure it is clear from the contracts entered into with them whether or not such workers are employees, to avoid the risk of unexpected claims - such as unfair dismissal.
Businesses commissioning independent contractors to carry out work in a relationship 'akin to employment' - where their activities are closely connected to that quasi-employment - can be vicariously liable for wrongs committed by those contractors, particularly if the business controls the contractor's activities, a recent ruling makes clear.
Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.
Acas guidance for employers and individuals on legislation and best practice related to age in the workplace. Includes information on putting the Equality Act 2010 and the removal of the default retirement age (DRA) into practice.
Acas guidance and practical resources on age discrimination and the Equality Act 2010. Covers the four main types of age discrimination.
Acas advice on understanding the employment status of an agency worker and the advantages and disadvantages of agency work from the point of view of both a worker and an employer. There are three main types of employment status an agency worker can be classed under: employee, worker or self-employed.
On the horizon in 2017
A summary of the changes facing UK employment law in 2017, with recommendations for best practice.
Employment law changes in 2016: eight things employers should know
In 2016, employers will begin to feel the impact of several employment law reforms made by the UK government. Bar Huberman looks at some controversial decisions affecting a number of HR areas.
Employers not required to create ideal job for returning employee
Report on the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal's ruling that employers are not always required to create an 'ideal job' for an employee returning from sickness absence. The ruling was delivered in the case of Makuchova v Guoman Hotel Management.
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Collection of guidance from GOV.UK covering pay, contracts and recruitment.
Resources from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) include factsheets, international guidance and survey reports.
Code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures
Guide produced by Acas. Last updated March 2015.
Subscription employment law resource from DiscLaw Publishing with a range of free information sources. The site includes a directory of employment law abbreviations, employment law definitions, summarised cases and a subject based directory of information on current employment law.
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