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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