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Employment law

Our selection of articles, guides and online resources can help you identify best practices to apply to your business.

Featured book

Tolley's Employment handbook
(LexisNexis, 2018)
This handbook is intended as a reference guide for employers, covering common law and the EC law on employment matters.

To borrow this book please contact the Library.

Featured article

Employment taxes : what's new for 2018/19
Taxline, Feb 2018
A summary of the changes facing UK employment taxes in the forthcoming year.

Access to this article is provided subject to suppliers’ terms of use.

Special topics

Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

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Acas guidance

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.

Age discrimination


Acas guidance and practical resources on age discrimination and the Equality Act 2010. Covers the four main types of age discrimination.

Agency workers


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.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

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.

Useful links


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.

Other resources

Employing people
Collection of guidance from GOV.UK covering pay, contracts and recruitment.

Employment law
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.

Articles and books in the Library collection

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