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Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

A roundup of the year's developments including legislative changes and news items as well as the key cases and Brexit so far.

Click here for an article, from Emplaw Online authors Gowling WLG based on true Christmas party happenings and subsequent tribunals.

You are invited to a free 45 minute webinar from Gowling WLG on 8th December. It will cover a refresher on what the law says about age discrimination and pension provision;an overview of some of the trickier areas and potential pitfalls;a reminder on what the law says around insured benefits; and practical steps employers/trustees can take to ensure compliance. Click here for details.

Click here for the November 2016 edition of Emplaw Monthly which reviews the latest employment law news, from the new TUC Guide on supporting trans members to the Government Green paper and consultation which aims to halve the disability employment gap to the latest on Brexit and its impact on employment law, as well as providing professional case summaries of the latest key cases (for subscribers). 

The Chancellor presented his Autumn statement to Parliament on 23 November 2016. The key points relevant to employment law are set out in this article.

The Apprenticeship Levy is due to come into effect from 6th April 2017. Whilst only employers with pay bills over £3 million will pay the levy, the new system for accessing funds for apprenticeship and training will mean potential changes for all employers, This detailed note, from Emplaw authors Moorcrofts, covers in detail what the levy means for businesses and what businesses should be doing now in preparation.

The note is found here


The October 2016 edition of Emplaw Monthly reviews the latest employment law news including the current spotlight on the 'gig' economy and the EHRC research report on recruitment in Britain as well as discussion of why the refusal to bake  the ‘gay cake’ was discriminatory, and professional case summaries (for subscribers). 

An article on the new requirements and how Emplaw Online provides the learning to support continuing competence and the tools to record and evaluate it.

Click here for an article by Moorcrofts following the recently reported case of Snell v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited where the ET found that the employer’s policy of offering enhanced shared parental leave pay to mothers but not to fathers or the mother’s partner amounted to sex discrimination. This article explores the grounds for the decision and its potential impact for other employers.

Moorcrofts are authors of Emplaw Online content on Contracts of Employment. 

Employers often lack some of the knowledge to help them treat mothers fairly. This was among the findings of recent research by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). This article focuses on one part of that jigsaw, namely the employer's health and safety obligations to pregnant women and breast feeding mothers. Meanwhile the recent ET finding of indirect sex discrimination against easyJet is a reminder of the employment law consequences of failing to comply.