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Feb
24
2010

Changing Ts & Cs

In Bateman & Ors v Asda, the EAT held that Asda had reserved a power in its staff handbook to change terms and conditions and it was therefore entitled to..

Feb
24
2010

Holiday lost to sickness can be carried over

In Shah v First West Yorkshire Ltd, an employment tribunal held that an employee should be allowed to carry over leave into the next holiday year that he had been..

Feb
23
2010

Rise in resignations by managers demonstrates need for effective retention strategies

The 2010 National Management Salary Survey undertaken by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR has revealed some surprising results: The labour turnover rate has increased from 12.4% (as recorded in..

Feb
19
2010

Do your `dad` employees know their rights?

It seems flexible working is increasingly important to today`s dads, with over 56% of those surveyed by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills saying they would look for an..

Feb
17
2010

Flexible working - who is it good for?

A new report shows that employees who are able to work flexibly have better mental and physical health.   Researchers at the Cochrane Library have found that workers who can chose..

Feb
17
2010

A not so heavy cross to bear

The Court of Appeal has rejected an employee`s claim of indirect religious discrimination in the case of Eweida v British Airways plc [2010] EWCA Civ 80 CA.   Ms Eweida had claimed..

Feb
15
2010

Redundancy woes to hit public sector

As reported in this month`s article, despite officially emerging from recession, job losses are still likely to dominate the headlines for some time to come.  It seems our predictions were..

Feb
15
2010

Corporate manslaughter - fines could reach millions of pounds

New sentencing guidelines come into effect today which could see organisations found guilty of corporate manslaughter facing fines of millions of pounds.   Courts will take into account a number of..

Feb
12
2010

Good looking adverts?

The American clothing chain Abercrombie and Fitch has caused controversy with adverts for staff to work in its new Aberdeen store.   The adverts state that the company is looking for "cool"..

Feb
09
2010

Fit for work within hours of giving birth?

You may have read about the case of Dr Helen Wright, Headmistress of an independent girls school, who gave birth before the school day started to her third child and..



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