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 Pacific. 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 code of conduct, training and performance reviews. Acas Guide on Disability discrimination: key points for the … 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 will be automatically unfair and there will be no length of service requirement for employees … 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 exit from the EU ADR Guide No. 7: ‘Mediating employment and workplace disputes’ 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 sick leave. BIS has also updated its employer’s guide on right to work checks. Public … Read more