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Blog Archives

Proposed Fees in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal

The year 2024 is shaping up to be action-packed, with a steady stream of legislative provisions due to be enacted throughout the year. The government has recently issued a consultation paper regarding the re-introduction of fees in Employment Tribunals andRead more ›

Changes to Employment Law are on the Way!

2024 is here, and a number of proposed changes to UK employment law are now on the horizon. We take a look at several key dates for your employment law diaries over the next 12 months and beyond: April 2024Read more ›

The impact of the Supreme Court Decision in ASDA Stores Ltd v Brierly

The Equality Act 2010 implements the principle that men and women should receive equal pay for equal work. Whilst in today’s society we would expect men and women’s salaries to be harmonised, in reality there appears to remain a starkRead more ›

Mandatory vaccination policy – the risks?

It is too soon to tell whether any employers will seriously contemplate imposing a “no jab no job policy” but for those who might even now be considering it, we have put together a list of some of the moreRead more ›

“What is our status?” Uber drivers finally have an answer

Last Friday, the UK Supreme Court published the highly anticipated judgment in the case of Uber BV v Aslam and Others.  The claims originally brought by Mr Aslam and others in 2016 were in relation to Uber’s failure to payRead more ›

Government U-Turn on Public Sector Exit Payments

Last week the government announced that it will be revoking the Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2000, which place a £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments. The Regulations, that aim to prevent public bodies from making excessive pay outsRead more ›

Getting talent management right

By Lauren Anderson, HR consultant and principal investigator, By Design Group, as featured in HR Review. In an ideal world, business leaders would accurately predict the future by peering in to a crystal ball every Monday morning – but unlessRead more ›

Holiday Headaches for parents and employers

Holiday Headaches for parents and employers Now that the long summer school holidays have finally arrived, I am reminded of my time as a working mother facing the logistical nightmare of what to do with my two young children inRead more ›

Nominate your ‘diversity champion’ today to ensure workforce equality

Caroline Shafar, a highly experienced employment lawyer and director at By Design Group blogs about recent LGBTQ cases, new report findings and shares why all businesses should nominate a ‘diversity champion.’ We celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month in June to recogniseRead more ›

The Menopause Challenge – Breaking the Taboo in the Workplace

Having a successful career takes hard work, self-belief, determination, time and often sacrifices. Added to this, if you are a working woman you may have the stress of working through the life stages of periods, pregnancy and the dreaded menopause.Read more ›