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Work-life balance in Germany and the UK

Germany, United Kingdom - March 5 2019 In today’s working environment work-life balance is a critical issue for many employees. Depending on the country of employment there can still be…

The Trade Union Act 2016: what is changing?

United Kingdom - May 9 2016 The Trade Union Act 2016 was passed on 4 May 2016. A key element of the reform is that industrial action will be lawful only when there has been a…

Redundancy and redeployment: when is it reasonable for an employee to refuse an offer of alternative employment?

United Kingdom - September 3 2020 In a redundancy situation if a vacancy is available and is offered to an employee who is at risk of dismissal, they lose their right to a statutory…

Redundancy: when is it unreasonable to refuse an offer of suitable alternative employment?

United Kingdom - May 15 2017 An employee who unreasonably refuses an offer of suitable alternative employment loses the right to a statutory redundancy payment. Employers…

HR policies: contractual or non-contractual?

United Kingdom - May 4 2016 The recent case of Department for Transport v Sparks and others is a helpful reminder that just because a provision is contained in a policy, rather…