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  • COVID claims begin, Uber drivers, supermarket pay, sleep-in shift pay

    Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD, looks at employment law changes in April/May 2021

    April is the month when statutory rates increase, and this year is no exception. Statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, and shared parental pay rose to £151.97…

  • Statutory pay - and bullying claims – go up

    Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, looks at employment law changes and case law in November and December.

    The unexpected keeps happening. The new Job Support Scheme was replaced at the 11th hour by a reintroduced Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme , and lockdowns…

  • employment law level 7 assigment

    Hello all

    What structure are you using for employment law level 7 assigment

    For the first 2 questions, I was thinking I will bullet point each person, and summarise all employment law relevant cases for that person (following point 1 of specification…

  • Student support - employment law & Covid-19

    Hi everyone, 

    I've recently started a LLM Employment Law. I have previously completely a Postgraduate Diploma in HRM and wanted to expand my legal knowledge. The course is virtual, for the first module Employment Law in Context, the 3,000 word assignment…

  • Disability cases and Employment Tribunals

    I was wondering how many members (especially those working in the public sector) feel that the current trend of using employment tribunals to resolve disability cases is unnecessarily adversarial. I feel that it should be demonstrated other more conciliatory…

  • Employment law updates: Preserving jobs through JSS and tribunal rulings on fair treatment

    By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD

    Rules and regulations can’t always keep pace with real life. The UK Government’s new Job Support Scheme, announced on 24 September, is already having to be extended to support businesses forced to close…

  • Employment law courses in Ireland

    Hello,

    Can anyone recommend a good employment law course in Ireland? I hold a Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management and would like to gain some knowledge in Irish Employment law as I've never worked here (I have recently moved to Ireland from…

  • Brexit: Evidence of Settled or Pre-settled status

    Hi everyone

    I've been looking for information on this and haven't seen any updates since February 2020 - I guess this is because we became so consumed with Covid.

    I have been trying to understand if HR and people professionals are requesting proof…

  • Absence management vs grievance

    Morning all,

    We have had an ongoing case since April last year. We began an informal investigation into a member of support staff's behaviour. We informed her that it was an investigation at that stage and what we were investigation. The next day was her…

  • Job Application Form

    Hi,

    I'm wondering where can I find the relevant legislation about what has to be included in a Job Application form. I'm thinking about GDPR statement or offering application form in a different format (for disabled applicants).

    Thank you,

    An…

  • Continuous Service and Mat Pay

    Hi all

    I was looking for some advice around continuous service in schools for Mat Pay for a friend - haven't worked in education myself and interested to know.

    The circumstances are that my friend has worked in a primary school as a trainee teacher…

  • School Support Staff Taking on Teacher Duties

    Hi All,

    Can I get your views on whether asking support staff to take on one bus duty one a term is unreasonable?  The prime reason for this would be to free up the Teaching Staff to be available for other duties and after school clubs.

    The bus duty runs…

  • Deepening my knowledge of Employment Law

    Hi,

    Just wanted to ask a quick question. I've always enjoyed employment law and the ER aspect of my HR role and would like to further my knowledge and understanding of it for my own developement and curiousity. I've got a PDF version of the Employment…

  • Building Employment Law knowledge/ Specialist Qualification

    Hi Everyone,

    Hope you are all having a fantastic week. I have been researching qualifications in this area but am struggling to find the type of resources I need, i'm hoping someone else has already found what i'm looking for! 

    I am currently working…

  • Recommendations for employment law courses

    Hi all,

    I'm currently looking to broaden my knowledge of employment law, partly to help with my work as an ER Advisor but also as a personal interest. Having discussed it with my manager he's asked me to get a few suggestions for courses together, ranging…

  • Merger & Acquisition - what are the HR considerations in Cross Boarder Acquisition?

    HR Merger & Acquisition -  HR considerations in Cross Boarder Acquisition, what are the legal differences for employment law? due diligence, HR metrics to evaluate organisations pre merger, how to obtain relevant data on a target company & company…

  • Trade Union Act 2016 - What are your views?

    Dear Colleagues,

    Recent changes in UK legislation (Trade Union Act 2016) seem to have affected the employment relations climate, specially for industries involved with Trade Unions and other forms of collective representation. When deciding my research…

  • Claiming Expenses

    Hi everyone

    I have an issue with an employee who has been with us for 9 years.

    Approx 3 years ago, he put in an expense claim for a period of 3 years, which was signed by his Manager, but questioned by the Exec.  The employee was advised that he need to…

  • KSA Employment / Labour Law copy

    Hello,

    Are there any lovely people here who work in KSA?

    My company is opening up an office in KSA and I have been asked to study the labour law so we can start to create the employment contract for the employees who will work there.

    if anyone has an…

  • Flexible Working Request - rejection/appeal

    We have a teacher (HoD), currently full time, who has requested flexible working to change to part time working, reducing his TT to 0.8 or potentially 0.6 and giving up all pastoral responsiblities (he is currently a tutor).  He has a fairly high absence…

  • Hong Kong training course

    Good afternoon colleagues

    A few years ago before recruiting staff in India I attended an excellent one day workshop in London which gave me an insight into Indian employment law, work culture, recruitment etc.  I now need similar guidance for Hong Kong…

  • How does HR fit into a small business?

    When you think of the standard HR department, most minds will immediately be drawn to an office or a room in a corporate building. Dimly lit, with a handful of HR workers trying valiantly to sort out department-wide training, or maybe even a problem with…

  • Employment Law Text

    Hi,

    I'm due to start level 7 in September and I'm on the lookout for the best employment law text book. 

    For level 5 I used Employment Law: The Essentials (11th Edition) by Lewis & Sergeant. 

    Does anybody have any advice on whether this would…

  • Employment law - Malaysia

    Hi, I have an employee that we have put on a formal performance improvement plan, which has come to an end after 3 months.  He has performed well against the technical capabilities, but is lacking on the leadership competencies which go with the grade…

  • Employment Law textbook

    Hi

    Can anyone recommend a good, current (i.e. in the last 12 months) employment law textbook please? It would preferably have include some sort of "self-test exercise" at the end of each section (although I could probably arrange this another way).…