Employees have certain rights including protection from dismissal on the transfer of an undertaking, such as on a business sale or the outsourcing or insourcing of services. Such transfers are known as ‘TUPE transfers’ and are governed by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.
There are two recent cases to be aware of in relation to working time, both involving firefighters.
The first says that an award for injury to feelings can be made in an employment tribunal if an employee wins a claim of detriment for asserting working time rights.
If an employee is disabled under the Equality Act 2010, as their employer you must make reasonable adjustments to elements of their job which put them at a substantial disadvantage, compared to non-disabled employees.
The tax treatment will no longer depend on the category of PILON or its contractual status. Instead tax will be charged on the basic pay the employee would have received if he or she had worked his or her notice.
OHSAS 18001 has been withdrawn and replaced with the publication of ISO 45001. Any organisations currently certified to OHSAS 18001 have three years to migrate to the new standard.
If your business is proposing collective redundancies you should ensure that consultation begins promptly after the proposal is made, even if you don’t yet know all of the detail.
The annual legislation making changes to the national minimum wage and various rates of tribunal awards has been laid before Parliament.
If you think that your employees are stealing from you, you can install a hidden camera to catch them, can’t you? Well, in most situations – no.
The rise in automation and workplace robots is increasingly in the news. Employers are turning to technology more and more to reduce costs. This is only likely to increase as technology develops.
It was confirmed in a recent case that you won’t comply with the law if you give your workers less than a 20-minute rest break