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UK HR ebrief - how to manage collective redundancies - April 2013

United Kingdom - April 8 2013 On April 6 new regulations came into force which reduce from 90 to 45 days the consultation period before the first dismissal takes effect, where an…

UK HR ebrief - Acas early conciliation: government consults on practical details

United Kingdom - January 21 2013 The Government has published a consultation paper seeking views on detailed proposals relating to the introduction of Acas early conciliation (which…

UK HR ebrief - government reveals sickness absence strategy

United Kingdom - January 18 2013 Figures suggest that workers in the UK take in excess of 130 million days sickness absence per year, with some 330,000 dropping out of employment…

IHC: the Supreme Court determines critical question of when an employment contract really ends

United Kingdom - December 20 2012 In a significant case this week, the Supreme Court has considered whether the mere making of a payment in lieu of notice, without an express provision to do so within the contract of employment, can result in the effective, immediate end to the contract.

Calculating holiday pay: British Airways Plc v Williams [2012]

United Kingdom - October 17 2012 Issue: the meaning of “paid annual leave” under the Working Time and the Civil Aviation (Working Time) Regulations.