Drafting references can be a legal minefield for employers. This has not been helped by recent confusion over whether ex-employees are protected against victimisation if they receive a negative assessment. Shoosmiths explains why employers need to have a consistent policy in place for references.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 17 May 2013 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
Now that we have the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 and the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, what are the latest substantive changes and timings on their provisions coming into force? In addition, what will the 2013-14 parliamentary session, which opened on 8 May, bring?
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 13 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
The Houses of Parliament have given final approval to the many employment changes contained in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which will become an Act this week. Eversheds identifies the key areas of change, outlining the latest developments for each one and their impact on employers.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 26 April 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
As previously announced in its Company Law and Corporate Governance Action Plan, the EC has published a draft directive to amend EU accounts legislation to require large companies and groups to include additional disclosures of social, environmental and diversity information in their annual reports.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 24 April 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
In its decision on Walker v Sita Information Networking Computing Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that obesity itself is not a disability for the purposes of discrimination law. However, it held that conditions caused by obesity are likely to render someone disabled.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 April 2013 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
Travers Smith details all the latest developments affecting employers and employment law. Under discussion this month are a broad range of issues including religious beliefs at work, keeping tabs on Twitter, misconduct investigations, previous warnings, shared parental leave and flexible working.
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 11 March 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
The Government has published the Children and Families Bill which includes provisions aimed at supporting working parents in balancing home and work life. Bakers discusses how the Bill will affect shared parental leave and pay, antenatal appointments and the right to request flexible working.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 05 March 2013 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
The gender gap is narrowing, at least at director level. In this article, Bond Pearce considers the much publicised and controversial EU proposal to introduce diversity quotas, the impact of the Davies report and some other measures that aim to increase the number of women on boards.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 27 February 2013 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
LexisNexis was commissioned last year by the Law Society to conduct an international study in order to establish how far women have come in the legal world, what are seen as the barriers to career development and what can be done to address those barriers.
Law Firm: LexisNexis | Published: 21 February 2013 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
The Government has this week published the Children and Families Bill, which will overhaul the rights of parents to take time off work. The Bill will also extend the right to ask for flexible work arrangements to all employees, not just parents and other carers. Eversheds outlines the key features.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 06 February 2013 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
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