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Jun
01
2017

Louise Merrell writes for EmploymentSolicitor.com on Great Repeal Bill and its impact on UK employment law

A significant amount of UK employment law is derived from EU law so what’s going to happen after Brexit? Louise Merrell, senior solicitor at Clarkslegal takes a look at the..

Jun
01
2017

Supreme Court determines a pay deduction rate of 1/365 for each day employees participate in lawful strike action

In Hartley v King Edward VI College, the Claimants were teachers who participated in a full day of lawful strike action. Their employment contracts permitted pay to be deducted for..

May
19
2017

Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat Manifestos – Key Employment & Immigration Law Pledges

With the general election fast approaching, we have set out the key employment law points from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos...

Feb
22
2017

A costly detour - employer’s attempt to bypass collective bargaining to negotiate directly with employees fails

Under section 145B of TULRCA, it is an offence for an employer to offer employees an ‘inducement’ which, if accepted, would result in them giving up any or all of..

Feb
17
2017

What happens when a “sweetheart deal” leaves a sour taste?

The Court of Appeal has recently held that a collective agreement already in place with a non-independent trade union (a “sweetheart deal”) prevented an application by an independent trade union..

Jan
27
2017

Rostering is part of statutory negotiations with a trade union

Trade unions can be recognised in the workplace either voluntarily (which is most common) or following a statutory application by a trade union. ..

Dec
14
2016

Trade Union Act – Regulations on ‘important public services’ published

As reported back in May, the Trade Union Act 2016 introduces new requirements relating to balloting for industrial action. ..

Oct
06
2016

Has the PM made trade unions redundant?

The start point from what our new Prime Minister Theresa May has been saying is no apparent reason to expect reduced rights for workers, indeed current expectations are possibly for..

Aug
12
2016

The Importance of Employee Engagement: myth or reality?

Companies need to ensure that their employees are happy and motivated. Simple strategies such as providing opportunities for career progression, ensuring employees are given fair salaries and reward based incentives..

Jul
11
2016

Collaborators are winners. Is your organisation collaborative?

Do you work in a collaborative culture? Collaboration sounds good, but probably more talked about than applied. Many businesses would say they are collaborative. Are they really?..



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