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There is currently no legal requirement for employers to provide paid time off for parents whose child has died. The government previously pledged to introduce a new entitlement for parental bereavement leave and pay and, in September 2018, the Parental… Read on
The government has announced that it will consult on requiring employers with more than 250 staff to publish their parental leave and pay policies, so job applicants can make informed decisions about whether they can combine the role with caring… Read on
The government has announced that it will be looking at creating a duty for employers to consider whether a job can be done flexibly, and to make that clear when advertising the role. The announcement was made as part of… Read on
The government has announced plans to introduce new legislation “at the earliest opportunity” to ensure that tips left for workers providing a service will go to them in full. There have been plenty of examples of restaurants such as Belgo… Read on
When is notice given by an employee not notice to resign? Recent EAT decision is warning for employers
Giving notice to your employer is a big step and one not to be taken lightly. Resigning from your job is not something that can usually be reversed – unless the employer agrees to this (they don’t have to). In… Read on
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
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The statistics suggest that workplace bullying is an all too common problem, with many cases likely to go unreported as victims suffer in silence. Many workers may not even realise that their treatment could be regarded as bullying, so, what… Read on
As the summer draws to a close and workers all over the country return from holiday, many may be thinking about moving on to pastures new. While batteries recharged by summer sun may spur the search for a new challenge,… Read on
Pregnancy and maternity rights in the workplace are perhaps one of the most misunderstood areas of employment law for employers and individuals alike. As a result, all sorts of myths have grown up over the years. We often get queries… Read on