Employment Law Legislation Changes

  1. Following consultation in 2018 on the misuse of confidentiality clauses in relation to workplace harassment or discrimination, the Government has now announced its proposals for reform. This response is coupled with the launch of further consultation on how to tackle the wider issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Workplace Harassment It is accepted that […]

  2. It is a common misconception that when an employee goes off sick during their notice period they will only receive Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for the entire duration of the notice period. Here we will look at different staff absence scenarios where this is not the case. Statutory Minimum Notice Periods Before we discuss the […]

  3. Pregnancy can be a great time for a family preparing for the arrival of the new born, however in the cases of miscarriages or still births emotions can run high and ensuring that you as an employer deal with the situation clearly and properly will ensure that you are not only in line with maternity […]

  4. With the current law on pay statements set to change from April this year, we take a look at what employers need to be aware of and the key steps every business needs to put in place to get ahead of the April legislation changes. The present law on pay statements from section 8 of […]

  5. The legislation that governs Employment Law on breaks can be confusing. Not everyone has a complete understanding of the rights afforded to workers and the responsibilities assumed by employers. In fact, both employees and employers often struggle to answer relatively simple questions on the subject. Should your employees receive an hour-long lunch break by law? […]

  6. Keeping up with changes in HR legislation can be a minefield, its worth double checking that you have the right employee policies and procedures in place. Wirehouse HR and Employment Law Consultant Jenefer Livings reviews the 5 key April Employment Law changes all businesses should be aware of. 1. Increases in Wage Rates The rates […]

  7. In our recent article we reminded employers of the importance of issuing the terms and conditions of employment required under the Employment Rights Act, within the first 2 months of a new employee’s commencement of employment. Have you taken the steps to make sure your business is HR ready? The following recent tribunal case highlights […]

  8. We review what the impact of a no-deal Brexit will be on Employment Law and HR matters, and the differing outcomes depending on whether the ‘no deal’ scenario will take effect, or a deal with the EU is reached. As the deadline of Brexit taking effect approaches the likelihood of a ‘no deal Brexit’ situation […]