Regular Employment Briefings
WJM’s Employment Team publish Regular Employment Briefings to help employers keep up to date with the myriad of changes to the procedures and processes in employment law. To subscribe to Employment Briefing, please visit our subscription page.
Employment Briefing - December 2010
Our last Employment Briefing for 2010 covers a myriad of interesting topics including the burden of proof in discrimination cases. We lead, however, on changes to the law covering retirement age.
For employers, who have faced a serial litigant in an Employment Tribunal, there is welcome news. The Employment Appeal Tribunal has indicated that serial litigants who abuse the Tribunal system for their own gains, may become liable for costs.
Employment Briefing - November 2010
This issue of Employment Briefing contains information on two major pieces of legislation which will affect both the way employers do business and how employees are managed.
The Bribery Act is wide ranging and gives the UK some of the toughest anti-corruption legislation in the world. However, a consequence is that long accepted hospitality and gift practices may now, in some circumstances, amount to bribery leaving employees and their employers open to allegations of bribery.
The Equality Act is a key piece of legislation which is designed to make the law on discrimination simpler and easier to understand through condensing nine pieces of legislation into one Act.
Employment Briefing - October 2010
The key issue for this month’s Employment Briefing is the Equality Act’s introduction which will have major impacts on employers. All employers should review procedures, terms and practices to ensure they comply with this wide ranging piece of legislation.
Employment Briefing - September 2010
In this briefing, we look at how age is important in making decisions in recruiting, retaining and retirement. We also look at how domicile affects which employment laws apply and how only one set of facts can be used to support a case.
Employment Briefing - August 2010
Topical updates this month include the status of employees working overseas, disability discrimination and a Court of Appeal decision that gender at retirement is key to pension entitlement.
Employment Briefing - June 2010
Updates this month include religious discrimination, reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Employment Tribunal’s powers to consider the proper interpretation of terms and conditions of a written contract of employment.
Employment Briefing - April 2010
With an election pending Employment Law is in a state of flux. Who knows what may or may not change after the election?
In the meantime, we present the latest updates in employment law covering paternity leave, equality, right to request time off for training and other newsworthy items.
Employment Briefing - January 2010
For the first issue of the New Year we have included updates to age discrimination and equal pay rules, in addition to information regarding new rates of pay for 2010-2011.