• Avoiding discrimination…but tripping over immigration rules!

    By Cas Carrington You know that old hackneyed phrase ‘the devil is in the detail’?  Well, never were these words more truly spoken than when considering the latest official advice on employing EU citizens up until 30 June 2021. At f...
    • 28 Feb 2020
  • Out, but not over…

    It’s happened!  After years of uncertainty – of ‘Will we?’, ‘Won’t we?’ – the UK finally left the EU on 31 January 2020.  And whether you were for or against Big Ben bonging to mark our exit (...
    • 6 Feb 2020
  • Great expectations

    Just when you thought that things couldn’t get any worse Brexit-wise, it now appears that we may be back to the impasse of neither staying nor leaving the EU in the near future. Last time I blogged, I did hold out some hope that we’d be m...
    • 17 Sep 2019
  • Trick or treat?

    Not altogether unexpectedly, since I last blogged we have gained a new prime minister and, love him or loathe him, one thing is guaranteed with Boris Johnson – politics won’t ever be boring during his premiership! So the Brexit sequel to ...
    • 15 Aug 2019
  • Holiday pay time is here again

    It’s that time of year when our thoughts generally turn to getting away on our summer holidays and enjoying lazy days jam packed with – well, not much really other than chilling (literally and metaphorically if heading for even hotter par...
    • 12 Jul 2019
  • I’m guilty – so sue me?

    By Cas Carrington Question:  what is a breach of contract? Answer:  it occurs when one of the contracting parties breaches, or indicates they intend to breach, an agreed term of the contract, or fails to fulfill a promise, giving rise to da...
    • 28 Mar 2019
  • Law on Tour - Abracadabra!

    By Cas Carrington Have you noticed a tendency just lately for the notion that there are some quick fixes to managing employee relations issues?  The impression given is that there are some secret moves that can be imparted to solve your problems...
    • 25 Feb 2019
  • Law on Tour… does what is says on the tin

    We provide no gimmicks, no unfulfilled promises –  just  a fast moving, lively, and thoroughly enjoyable day, with friendly approachable tutors, that brings you right up to date with the latest in employment law.  Oh, and a compr...
    • 29 Jan 2019
  • Who said the law was fair?

    Where has the summer gone? It’s less than two weeks before the start of the Autumn Law on Tour, which is actually very exciting for me and my co-tutor John Fenton as we gear up for our three week journey around the UK. All the documents have be...
    • 18 Sep 2018
  • The sun has got its hat on – what’s not to like?

    Well, quite a lot it appears! Especially if you’d like our green and pleasant land to be at least a bit green-ish, and you’d rather be basking in delicious warmth rather than feeling you’ve been roasted on a spit over hot coals. De...
    • 13 Aug 2018
  • Allez les Bleus!

    I’ve just returned from Provence where it’s been really good fun to see our Gallic cousins celebrating their World Cup victory. I’m a true Francophile so “Allez les Bleus!” an’ all that but, frankly, there’s ...
    • 23 Jul 2018
  • Spring Law on Tour blog - manage your risk by knowing your law

    It’s an ill wind (that blows nobody any good). Having recently experienced some ridiculously cold weather in the South and having had to put up with the consequent commuter nightmare, due to slightly cold rails on the line (better than leaves I...
    • 27 Mar 2018
  • You heard it here first

    Law on Tour Spring 2018 – by Cas Carrington Did you know that there are between 300,000 and 400,000 French citizens working in London? Well, if you didn’t, you do now, and it’s one of the facts I’ve been researching for our pi...
    • 21 Feb 2018
  • All things being equal…

    Autumn Law on Tour - by Cas Carrington Our employment law helpline has been red hot for the past few weeks with clients seeking advice on all manner of employment law matters, but one query has been an absolute stand out. “Help! How do we expl...
    • 27 Sep 2017
  • 'If you're going to do it - do it right!'

    Law on Tour Autumn 2017 - by Cas Carrington We have an old fashioned system in our offices for highlighting the progress of the employment tribunal cases we’re handling. It’s a very large wipe board. Now, of course, we record everything ...
    • 15 Sep 2017
  • You can do it – and we can help!

    Law on Tour Autumn 2017 - by Cas Carrington I was talking to an HR professional a little while ago, who told me she was dealing with an employment tribunal claim that her company had decided to settle. Run of the mill stuff so far, you may think. So...
    • 29 Aug 2017
  • Not such an ordinary Wednesday

    Wednesday, 29 March 2017, didn’t start out as being a big day for UK news. It was the 88th day in the Gregorian calendar, and Elle Macpherson celebrated her birthday, and then it all got a bit more serious as Teresa May triggered article 50 of ...
    • 7 Apr 2017
  • Law on Tour - Spring 2017

    By Cas Carrington“And the winner is….La La Land!” Well, as it turned out, it wasn’t, but after huge confusion and embarrassment all round, justice prevailed, and the rightful winner was named and handed the Oscar. Phew! When ...
    • 28 Feb 2017
  • Law on Tour update

    We're into our second week of the Law on Tour workshops now and it's been an amazing tour so far with very high delegate numbers, making for a great atmosphere on the workshops.  However, there are still just a few places available for E...
    • 12 Oct 2016
  • Law on Tour workshops

    I heard someone talking last week about the wrong type of leaves being on the rail tracks – which means only one thing – it’s that time of year to get on the road again (well planes and trains as well actually) for the 2016 Autumn L...
    • 4 Oct 2016
  • The sun is out, the sky is blue

    Spring has sprung!  Well, the sun is out and while recently I have had my doubts as to whether the sky was blue above all that grey, it appears that it really is. So, it must be nearly time for CIPD Law on Tour to hit the road. Just as I was add...
    • 18 Mar 2016
  • The Autumn 2015 Law on Tour Workshops - without squirrels

    The flights and rail tickets are all booked, the routes mapped out, venues secured, and tour documents all written.  So we’re now well on our way to being ready for the Autumn Law on Tour workshops. If you’ve attended one of the...
    • 11 Sep 2015
  • Breaking the habit - Law On Tour, Autumn 2014

    By Cas Carrington Readers who attended the CIPD Spring 2014 Law on Tour will have witnessed a very unusual (I sincerely hope once in a lifetime) sight. Me, delivering my workshop sessions from a bar stool.  Now, before you jump to the wrong con...
    • 30 Sep 2014
  • Taking a break - Law On Tour, Spring 2014

    After a week's break for the bank holiday the Law on Tour is back on the road again next week.  We start off in Leeds on Tuesday, then Nottingham and Stansted, ending up in London on Friday. Talking of breaks... during the first week of the...
    • 8 May 2014
  • Gorgeous George goes on CIPD Law on Tour? - Law On Tour, Spring 2014

    Come on - there really is no mistaking it!  The days are longer, and dare I say warmer?  The grass has 'ris', and the birdies are most definitely on the wing (or to be absolutely accurate, where we live, making a blinkin' racket...
    • 11 Apr 2014