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The human element of Brexit

Today, history will be made – Teresa May will push the button on Article 50, setting in motion a two-year timeframe for divorcing the EU.  It’s going to be a rather busy two years for Government officials, who will look to push th... Continue reading


The Modern Slavery Act statements: 10 months in

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is a groundbreaking piece of legislation requiring the UK's highest-turnover businesses to combat slavery and human trafficking on a global scale. The legislation was the brainchild of Theresa May in her previous post o... Continue reading


B2B or not B2B – the ‘Gig Economy’ explosion and employment rights

A recent Employment Tribunal that ruled a London bicycle courier was a worker rather than self-employed is the latest in a string of rulings on the so-called ‘gig economy’.  This concept has become more and more of a talking point... Continue reading


Discriminatory dress codes: Parliament calls for review of equality laws

Government should substantially increase the penalties available to Employment Tribunals to award against employers who implement discriminatory dress codes at work, according to a new parliamentary report, High heels and workplace dress codes. At... Continue reading


Workplace Bullying - Rudolph's story

The recent case of Rudoplh vs the North Pole is a cautionary tale for employers that don't manage workplace bullying and discrimination correctly. On Wednesday the tribunal heard; "All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names plus... Continue reading


Tis the Season to Be Jolly... don’t let your staff be wallies!

Not long til the staff Christmas party now…and with that comes the danger of over-amorous colleagues; over inebriated staff; and ‘over the top’ risk of litigation if employees do not behave themselves appropriately! Note - ... Continue reading


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