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27/11/2018 - “Carriages at midnight” – A Christmas warning
20/11/2018 - Winning the holiday jackpot
13/11/2018 - Employment Tribunal Fees – a Phoenix from the ashes?
06/11/2018 - Employing and Dismissing Reservists
30/10/2018 - Personal liability for whistleblowing claims
23/10/2018 - The abolition of Employment Tribunal fees: what has been the real effect?
17/10/2018 - Postponing Disciplinary Hearings
09/10/2018 - Parental Bereavement Leave
02/10/2018 - Tipped Off?
25/09/2018 - Notice: will it always be regarded as resignation?
18/09/2018 - What job do you do? I send emails…
11/09/2018 - Turbulence with British Airways Data Breach
04/09/2018 - Tick Tock: Acas Guidance on Overtime
28/08/2018 - Grievance and Disciplinary Hearings – the right to be accompanied
23/08/2018 - The Second Coming of Eweida – the Reward of success being Victimisation?
14/08/2018 - Why an appeal should be appealing
07/08/2018 - UK employment law after Brexit
31/07/2018 - Sleeping on the job - Is this the end of entitlement to National Minimum Wage for “Sleep-in shifts”?
24/07/2018 - Umbrella Companies
17/07/2018 - Sponsored Workers Secure the Right to Strike
10/07/2018 - Love Island or Love Contract?
03/07/2018 - Are you coping with the heatwave?
20/06/2018 - National Minimum Wage pitfalls: avoiding a visit by HMRC
12/06/2018 - New ACAS guidance on Religion and Belief
06/06/2018 - Context is Key - Do controversial comments amount to harassment?
29/05/2018 - Oh to be a worker
22/05/2018 - New business immigration law service launched by Blacks
16/05/2018 - When should an Employment Tribunal hearing be adjourned on medical grounds?
09/05/2018 - Pre-cancerous conditions and the Equality Act 2010
01/05/2018 - Bumping into redundancy
24/04/2018 - Equality and Human Rights Commission: A mission to end workplace sexual harassment
17/04/2018 - Unreasonable conduct – a costly mistake
10/04/2018 - Settlement Agreements: Non-Disclosure Clauses vs Gagging Clauses
03/04/2018 - Private personal relationships – when “Kiss and tell” becomes a duty
27/03/2018 - Rates and Limits
20/03/2018 - Minimum Rest Breaks for Workers
13/03/2018 - Does an employer’s knowledge of pregnancy automatically render a dismissal unfair?
06/03/2018 - Payslips: New Obligation for Employers
27/02/2018 - Discrimination claims and the vexed issue of time limits
20/02/2018 - Good Work Plan Proposals: Style without Substance?
13/02/2018 - The Gender Pay Gap Reports Cometh
06/02/2018 - PILONs: Are you up to speed with the latest tax changes?
30/01/2018 - Covert Ops not permitted in the Office
23/01/2018 - "Of course, when I said 'You’re fired!' I meant 'You're still hired!' "
16/01/2018 - Planning to dismiss an employee? Be honest about your motive.
09/01/2018 - Data protection, rogue employees, and vicarious liability – a toxic mix
28/12/2017 - New Year Resolutions
12/12/2017 - Holiday Pay – a right carry over carry on
05/12/2017 - Without Prejudice or ‘Protected’ Conversations
28/11/2017 - A right royal bank holiday?
22/11/2017 - An immigrant’s right to work - addressing the taboo
15/11/2017 - Rocking the Gig Economy – Employment Appeal Tribunal confirms Uber Decision
08/11/2017 - Breastfeeding Risk Assessment
01/11/2017 - Mental Health in the Workplace
25/10/2017 - Employment Tribunal fee reimbursement scheme announced
18/10/2017 - Grieving parents could soon be entitled to bereavement leave
11/10/2017 - Raking over the past: when can you fairly refer to earlier misconduct?
04/10/2017 - Hurt my feelings and I’ll hurt your wallet - Increased awards for injury to feelings
27/09/2017 - Accessing employees’ private e-mails at work
21/09/2017 - To suspend or not suspend
13/09/2017 - Are you managing your “grey fleet” correctly?
06/09/2017 - Please welcome a new addition to the Blacks' Employment Team.
30/08/2017 - The benefits of workplace mediation
23/08/2017 - Holiday pay – Liability for backdated claims
16/08/2017 - Holiday pay: the saga continues
09/08/2017 - Go to Jail...
02/08/2017 - Equal Pay - closing the gender pay gap
26/07/2017 - Employment Tribunal Fees ruled unlawful
19/07/2017 - Compensation uplifts in the Employment Tribunal
12/07/2017 - The Taylor Review and the Gig Economy
05/07/2017 - "It wasn't me Guv"
28/06/2017 - Holiday Pay – Carry Over or Carry On?
21/06/2017 - The Great British Summer
15/06/2017 - Shared Parental Leave and entitlement to enhanced pay
07/06/2017 - Notice entitlement whilst on long term sick leave
31/05/2017 - In good faith?
24/05/2017 - Take notice
17/05/2017 - Doing your job with your eyes closed – must employees be paid for sleeping at work?
10/05/2017 - Post-Brexit; An extra hurdle in the quest for British Citizenship
03/05/2017 - Refusal of the right to be accompanied at formal meetings
26/04/2017 - Bank Holidays and the law
19/04/2017 - Apprentices aren't just for Christmas
12/04/2017 - Employment Tribunal Judgments now online
05/04/2017 - Launch of our new Mediation Service
29/03/2017 - National Living Wage
22/03/2017 - Banning expressions of religion in the workplace
15/03/2017 - Time off for religious observance
09/03/2017 - Disability protection in the workplace - can an employee claim protection simply by asserting a disability?
01/03/2017 - Increase in compensation limits
22/02/2017 - "Last Orders!"
15/02/2017 - The importance of getting employment status correct
08/02/2017 - A guide to the gender pay gap reporting legislation
01/02/2017 - How to lose the protection of a protected conversation .....
25/01/2017 - How to make a redundancy unfair
18/01/2017 - Pregnant and redundant
11/01/2017 - Are golden handshakes about to lose some of their lustre?
04/01/2017 - Are you ready for your Apprenticeship Levy
28/12/2016 - Employment training in 2017
21/12/2016 - Season's Greetings from the Blacks Employment Team
14/12/2016 - Update on the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations
07/12/2016 - Employee Shareholder Status - RIP
30/11/2016 - Festive Frolics – How well-prepared are you?
23/11/2016 - This is your final warning...
16/11/2016 - Judicial Assessment in the Employment Tribunal – a cure for unjustified optimism?
09/11/2016 - The price of work experience
02/11/2016 - Does the Uber judgment sound the death knell for the gig economy?
26/10/2016 - Q: When is two years not two years? A: When it's 103 weeks...
19/10/2016 - Companions at formal meetings - the consequences of getting it wrong
12/10/2016 - The holiday pay saga trundles on
05/10/2016 - Hi Fidelity
28/09/2016 - Are you ready for the employment law changes coming in October 2016?
21/09/2016 - Is it curtains for the 'gig economy'?
14/09/2016 - Could the introduction of a right to statutory bereavement leave be imminent?
07/09/2016 - "Can I bring a friend?" - So who can accompany an employee at disciplinary hearing or grievance meeting?
31/08/2016 - The Quest for Citizenship
24/08/2016 - Important changes to the taxation of termination payments
17/08/2016 - "Porridge"
10/08/2016 - The price of training
03/08/2016 - Privacy rights and the workplace
27/07/2016 - Uber faces legal action over employment status
20/07/2016 - Direct religious discrimination in the workplace: confusion reigns
13/07/2016 - The apprenticeship levy - What does it mean for me?
06/07/2016 - Capability dismissals and the Acas Code
27/06/2016 - Brexit - the effect on UK Employment Law
22/06/2016 - The price of justice
15/06/2016 - Is it just about the experience?
08/06/2016 - Is it discriminatory to prohibit employees from wearing items which express their religion?
01/06/2016 - Guard against Employment Tribunal claims with Blacks Protect
25/05/2016 - Discrimination on the grounds of philosophical belief
18/05/2016 - High heels, dress codes and the law
11/05/2016 - Strike one ... Strike two ... Strike three ... The Trade Union Act comes into force
04/05/2016 - Non-competition clauses might stifle innovation
27/04/2016 - Big Brother is watching you
20/04/2016 - It's getting hot in here...
13/04/2016 - Can you dismiss an employee for 'pulling a sickie'?
08/04/2016 - Business Immigration
30/03/2016 - Easter Holidays – can you “bank” on them?
23/03/2016 - The Budget 2016 – what did the Chancellor’s Little Red Box contain for employers?
16/03/2016 - Childcare Vouchers - No longer child's play
09/03/2016 - Statutory redundancy rates to increase
02/03/2016 - Supreme Court to Hear Employment Tribunal Fee Challenge
24/02/2016 - Commission and holiday pay – the latest development
17/02/2016 - Imposing a change to a contract of employment - Is it legal?
10/02/2016 - Are the days of the £30,000 tax-free termination payment coming to an end?
03/02/2016 - Penalties for employers who do not pay successful claimants what they are due
27/01/2016 - Defining ‘failure to mitigate’
20/01/2016 - Can an employer really snoop on an employee’s private messages?
13/01/2016 - The final nail in the coffin for exclusive zero hour contracts
06/01/2016 - 2016 - A quiet year for employment law? Not likely!
16/12/2015 - Adverse Weather and Employment Rights
09/12/2015 - Holiday Pay - Seconds Out, Round 2!
02/12/2015 - Who owns the rights to an employee's image?
25/11/2015 - A decision to resign can be a redundancy - make that decision count!
21/11/2015 - Zero-hours contracts: New guidance for employers
18/11/2015 - Six year time limit does not apply in Employment Tribunals
11/11/2015 - Actions speak louder than words
28/10/2015 - Closing the gender pay gap
14/10/2015 - Fit for Work - Speeding to an early recovery?
30/09/2015 - Key Employment Law Changes from 1 October 2015
23/09/2015 - Internal HR involvement in a dismissal - don't get your fingers burnt!
16/09/2015 - The travel hopefully...
02/09/2015 - Six years time limit does not apply in Employment Tribunals
26/08/2015 - The Ashley Madison dump and employment law
19/08/2015 - Working time and the drive to work