Social media rules for employees

Although social media is a relatively new innovation, it has quickly succeeded in becoming part of everyday life. An estimated two-thirds of the UK population are now social media users. While numbers vary across different age groups, it is likely… Read on

Laws on workplace relationships

As we begin to spend increasing amounts of time working, it should come as no surprise that many people meet their partner at work. Many employers are now beginning to impose regulations surrounding workplace relationships. But what are the relevant… Read on

Christmas parties at work: what to watch out for

If you are lucky enough to work for an employer which still throws a Christmas party (it’s been reported this year that many are cancelling the annual shindig and making a donation to charity instead), then there are various legal… Read on

Zero hours worker wins agency worker protection

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently held that a worker on a zero hours contract satisfied the legal definition of an agency worker. This meant that he was entitled to the protections afforded by the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (the… Read on

Top tips for reference writers

There are numerous legal issues for employers to bear in mind when responding to reference requests.  Getting it wrong could result in legal liability for discrimination, negligence or data protection breaches. For more information on the legal issues to consider… Read on

A quick guide to references

Our quick guide aims to highlight some of the legal issues and requirements relating to references for those giving references, those who are the subject of references and those requesting a reference. For those writing references, read our article: top… Read on

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