UK: new resources for employers

HMRC has created a new online guide on statutory sick pay. Public Health England and Business in the Community have published a new toolkit to help employers support workers affected by domestic abuse. Acas has published new guidance on job… Read more

EU: Data Use – Protecting a critical resource

Described by some as the “new oil” for the digital economy, there is no doubt that data are now seen as critical for organisations to succeed. Data are a powerful and lucrative fuel for productivity. If not adequately protected, data… Read more

Brexit Blog launches with Brexit Q&A

As formal Brexit negotiations have now started, Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the launch of its new Brexit Notes blog, where you will find articles and updates on the latest Brexit developments.  As well as reporting on new… Read more

UK: New Resources

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… Read more

UK: Arbitration and ADR in employment disputes

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… Read more

UK: New resources from Acas and government

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… Read more

UK: HSF Global Guide to Whistleblowing

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… Read more

UK: New publications

GEO new guide for employers on Recruitment and Retention of Transgender Staff. Guidance from the Committee on Standards in Public Life on how public authorities and companies offering outsourced public services can maintain ethical standards, including recommendations to implement a… Read more

UK: New resources

BIS guide for employers on zero-hours contracts.  The Government has also published draft regulations to provide remedies to those on zero hours contracts who are dismissed or subjected to a detriment for breaching an exclusivity clause. Dismissal for this reason… Read more

UK: New resources

Acas small employers' guide on handling staff pay Acas guides explaining the rights to leave for attending antenatal and adoption appointments and on surrogacy NICE guidance to help employers improve the health and wellbeing of employees Read more

UK: New HSF resources

Litigation blog post on a Court of Appeal ruling refusing to set aside a settlement agreement on the basis of new evidence indicating that the claimant’s case had been fraudulently exaggerated Briefing considering the implications from a legal perspective of a UK… Read more

UK: New resources

BIS has made available a new online calculator for maternity, paternity and shared parental leave.  It has also updated its shared parental leave guidanceto include additional Q&A on early births and the interaction between shared parental leave and pay and… Read more

UK: New publications

HMRC has updated guidance on IR35 concerning the use of intermediaries such as personal service companies. Read more

UK: New publications

Acas guidance on TUPE (reflecting the January 2014 reforms) Acas guidance on dealing with World Cup-related employee issues TUC guidance for employers and staff on autism in the workplace TUC guidance for workplace representatives on the health and safety of older… Read more

Employment & Workplace Relations in Australia 2014

The Herbert Smith Freehills Employment team is pleased to again publish their annual guide to Australia’s employment laws.  The Guide to Employment & Workplace Relations in Australia 2014 is intended to provide general counsel, senior managers, line managers and human… Read more

UK: New resources

Our global EPI team has produced a guide to employee issues on a multi-jurisdiction business transfer, to assist our clients in meeting some of these challenges. The guide contains an overview setting out key practical steps that can be taken… Read more

UK: New resources

The Disclosure & Barring Service has produced a new Guide for Employers following changes to the criminal records regime, available here. Read more

UK: New resources

The Information Commissioner's Office has published a code of practice on dealing with subject access requests. Age Action Alliance has published a new employer resource and associated leaflet to provide employers with practical solutions for managing a healthy and productive… Read more

UK: New resources – March 2013

New publications guidance for small businesses on the Equality Act, and a guide to business and human rights (covering issues such as the right to privacy and confidentiality of customer and staff data), published by the Equality and Human Rights… Read more

UK: New resources – February 2013

EHRC's explanation of the recent ECtHR ruling in Eweida and others and practical guidance to employers about dealing with religion or belief issues Acas and CIPD joint guide: Mediation: an approach to resolving workplace issues DWP guide: Employing older workers:… Read more

UK: New resources – December 2012 / January 2013

CIPD practical guide, Game on! How to keep diversity progress on track, to actively help organisations embed diversity in a lasting and game-changing way. Equality and Human Rights Commission new guidance for employers on pre-employment health questions, which are largely… Read more

UK: New resources – November 2012

MoD consultation (closing date 18 January 2013) on reform of the reserve forces regime, including possible legislation to prevent discrimination against reservists  Acas factsheets for employers on managing social networking a new Opportunity Now guide "Changing gear", outlining ten steps that… Read more

New resources – October 2012

Home Office leaflets on forthcoming changes to Disclosure and Barring Acas guidance on the use of smartphones and other devices at work Read more