Employment Blawg

Changes to UK Employment Law April 2015

April 14, 2015

We’re now in the start of the new tax year and there have been various significant employment law changes in the UK, including the introduction of shared parental leave, statutory shared parental pay, adoption leave changes, new surrogate parents rights, statutory requirements for maintaining registers of trade union members and more. Clyde & Co summarise […]

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The Changes to UK Parental Leave That All Parents Should Know About

March 21, 2015

One of the things that make employment law one of the most challenging yet vital areas of the UK legal system is the frequent changes made to legislation. As of April 2015 there will be a series of new changes regarding parental leave rights, which will be known as Shared Parental Leave (SPL). It’s vital […]

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New Flexible Working Rights: Citrix Research Highlights Uncertainty From British SMBs

November 19, 2014

UK working laws changed on 30th June 2014, giving all UK employees* the legal right to request flexible working. But new research (YouGov study on behalf of Citrix) amongst British SMBs reveals that as at June 2014: Only half (55%) of SMB decision makers are aware of the new legislation Almost half (46%) of SMBs […]

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The Pros And Cons of Being Under a Consultancy Agreement: An In-Depth Analysis

March 19, 2014

(US law and generally) When we say consultancy, this usually refers to a professional practice where a person with a specific field of expertise is “consulted” for advice or his/ her skills to benefit a business. Consultants, and even freelancers, are sometimes referred to as self-employed or independent contractors in legal jargon. This means that […]

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Top 10 Most ‘Stupid’ Reasons to Get Fired

December 16, 2013

Alltime10s has published a light-hearted video on YouTube showing 10 of the most ‘stupid’ reasons to get fired. Enjoy!:-

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Unemployment issues: what to do if you think you’ve been mistreated

October 29, 2013

Guest post regarding mistreatment at work and employment law. Losing your job is a horrible experience but it’s even worse if that dismissal was, in your opinion, undeserved or unwarranted. You feel let down with no option of doing much about it. You’re struggling to take on a massive organisation, all on your own, an […]

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Which Age Group Suffers Most From Ageism?

April 23, 2013

(Guest post regarding the age groups which suffer most from ageism). When we think of ageism, often the seemingly harmless jokes about the diminishing faculties of the elderly or the recklessness of inexperienced youth are what come to mind. With the rising tension of an uncertain unemployment climate, ageism is becoming increasingly noticeable in the […]

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Looking abroad – How is work safety regulated in the United States?

March 28, 2013

Guest post regarding regulation of work safety in the United States. In the United States, every law and regulation that is mandated for the workplace falls under the Department of Labor’s (DOL) jurisdiction, or one of its sub-agencies. The Department of Labor handles everything from wages and pensions, to the health and safety of workers […]

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Do you know your rights at work?

March 22, 2013

Employment law feature article from Richard Nelson LLP As an employee, you should be aware of at least the basic rights that are due to you. These rights stipulated by law apply to every legal full-time employee in the UK. These may vary though if you work as a casual worker or are self-employed. The […]

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Can an At-Will Employee Be Unlawfully Discharged?

March 15, 2013

Guest post based on US employment laws. Although an employment relationship is presumed to be at-will in most states, allowing an employer to lawfully discharge an employee at any time, and without prior warning, there are numerous exceptions to this rule that protect employees against adverse employment actions. These exceptions are recognized by the courts, […]

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