Potential clients considering using an HR support service provided by a law firm will welcome clarification on when communications between the service and the firm’s clients are protected by legal advice privilege, so they need not be disclosed to the other side in legal disputes, and when they are not.
Members of LLPs should consider their potential liability to compensate a member for losses, including potential future loss of earnings, if they expel that member (even if lawful) – if the losses are attributable to unlawful treatment of the member because of their whistleblowing before expulsion.
Employers should ensure they have an appropriate diversity policy and disciplinary procedures in place, and all staff are aware of them and the consequences of failure to comply, otherwise they risk being vicariously liable for acts of race discrimination by employees.
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 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.
Acas guidance for both employers and employees on workplace bullying and harassment
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.
This is not an exhaustive list of legislation relating to employment. The ICAEW Library holds numerous print publications on employment law and also subscribes to electronic databases with the complete text of UK legislation. For information on accessing these resources, please contact the Library.
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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