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Weekly Rest Breaks - Can Employers Designate When They Are Taken?

Friday, 17 November 2017

Under EU law, workers are entitled to 24 hours rest in each 7 day period. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that employers have flexibility to determine when within the seven day period of rest is taken.

Weekly Rest Breaks - Can Employers Designate When They Are Taken?

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Employees Publicly Expressing Their Personal Views - What Can Employers Do?

Friday, 17 November 2017

What actions can employers take in response to an employee expressing views that could negatively impact on stakeholders?

Reputation Management

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Tech Visas Boost for Birmingham… and Beyond

Friday, 17 November 2017

The government announced earlier this week that it will be introducing a package of measures to create new technology hubs in Birmingham and other cities around the UK.

Technology

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Uber Appeal - What Can You Learn from the Latest Developments?

Friday, 17 November 2017

Uber has been in the news frequently recently, with questions over the status of their workers dominating the headlines. In the most recent verdict given, the tribunals have confirmed that Uber drivers are workers.

Employment Law

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Sexual Harassment - An Employment Perspective

Friday, 10 November 2017

In light of recent topical news articles involving allegations of sexual harassment, the legal position on what constitutes sexual harassment and how accusations should be handled are increasingly relevant and important in an employment context.

Sexual Harassment - An Employment Perspective

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Settled Status Scheme for EU Citizens - Further Details Released by Government

Friday, 10 November 2017

The question of what will happen to EU citizens who are currently residing in the UK is one of the key issues to be addressed under the Brexit process.


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Employment and Trade Union Activities That Are Incidental to Membership

Friday, 10 November 2017

You will probably already be aware that it is unlawful to refuse to employ someone because they are (or are not) a member of a trade union.

Employment and Trade Union Activities That Are Incidental to Membership

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Is Your Practice Facing HR Challenges?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Whether it is managing your current employees, reassessing your workforce levels, or taking on more staff to deal with growth in your practice, Narrow Quay HR provides a flexible range of HR solutions to assist your practice with day to day issues.

Is Your Practice Facing HR Challenges?

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Whistleblowing Dismissal - Is Ignorance an Excuse?

Friday, 03 November 2017

Has an employee been automatically unfairly dismissed by a manager if the manager was not aware that the worker had made a protected disclosure?


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Workers Who Breastfeed - What Do Employers Need to Do?

Friday, 03 November 2017

A recent European case raises questions about the steps that an employer should take to protect the health and safety of breastfeeding workers.

Discrimination

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How Can Employers Better Support the Mental Health of Employees?

Friday, 03 November 2017

A recent independent review reveals that the UK is facing a significant challenge from mental health issues in the workplace.

Mental Heath in the Workplace

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Police Height Requirement Held Indirectly Discriminatory Against Women

Friday, 27 October 2017

In the recent case of Ypourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton v Kalliri, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) found that imposition of a minimum height requirement amounted to indirect sex discrimination...

Police Height Requirement Held Indirectly Discriminatory Against Women

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Employment Tribunal Fee Refunds Scheme Launched - Can You Recover Your Fees?

Friday, 27 October 2017

Following the landmark ruling of the Supreme Court in R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor and the subsequent pledge from Ministers to refund those who had paid employment tribunal fees, the Government announced last week...

Employment Tribunal Fee Refunds Scheme Launched - Can You Recover Your Fees?

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Embassies and Employment Tribunal Claims - Recent Supreme Court Decisions on Immunity

Friday, 27 October 2017

Two recent cases before the Supreme Court have questioned whether there should be immunity for embassies and embassy employees in respect of employment claims brought by domestic staff.

Embassies and Employment Tribunal Claims - Recent Supreme Court Decisions on Immunity

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Arbitration Clauses in the Workplace

Friday, 20 October 2017

Following an agreement with Thomas Cook to enter into a binding arbitration, Thomas Cook pilots have recently called off plans for eight days of strikes.

Arbitration Clauses in the Workplace