The DWP has launched an employer "See Potential" toolkit to help employers retain and recruit workers from disadvantaged groups, including single parents, recovering addicts and care providers. Acas has updated its guidance on employment status. To coincide with ONS data … Continue reading
The online register of employment tribunal judgments announced last summer is now live. The online service covers judgments in both England and Wales and Scotland and will include all new decisions in addition to some transcripts going back to 2015.
UK: New publications – ACAS guidance – productivity, terminal illness, dress codes, gender pay gap reports
Acas has issued guidance for line managers to help run effective teams and on dealing with life-threatening conditions at work, and has updated its dress code guidance in light of research showing discrimination against employees with visible tattoos. It has … Continue reading
The EHRC has published guidance for board directors on business and human rights. The TUC has launched a Dying to Work campaign, seeking better employment law rights for those with terminal illness and asking employers to sign up to a voluntary … Continue reading
Acas has published a guide to help employers manage and support apprentices and young workers, and a guide to help combat sex discrimination in the workplace. BIS has published guidance on the apprenticeship levy and updated guidance on calculating the … Continue reading
UK: Herbert Smith Freehills global survey reveals labour is both driver and challenge for cross-border M&A
Labour and employment law issues are a significant factor for cross-border deals, according to Herbert Smith Freehills’ new M&A report, ‘Beyond borders: the future of dealmaking’.
The Employment Lawyers' Association (ELA) has established an Arbitration and ADR Group to consider the level of interest in arbitration to resolve employment disputes and the scope for its greater use in the future, along with early neutral evaluation, mediation … Continue reading
The Information Commissioner's Office has issued interim guidance following the publication of the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield framework to facilitate the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US (see here). The ICO helpfully confirms that it is … Continue reading
Acas have published a guide on 'legal highs' and analysis of key workplace trends for 2016. The Department for Work and Pensions have produced a new guide: 'See Potential' including case studies and guidance for employers to recognise the potential within people regardless of … Continue reading
Herbert Smith Freehills has published the first edition of a Global Guide to Whistleblowing, providing a quick reference guide to the law and culture around employees 'blowing the whistle' in 40 key jurisdictions covering in EMEA, the Americas and Asia … Continue reading