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Early Conciliation and extension of time limits

Prospective claimants, employment law practitioners and HR professionals alike regularly grapple with the question of how Early Conciliation (EC) affects time limits for bringing claims in the Employment Tribunal. Early Conciliation and time limits A prospective claimant bringing a claim in the Employment…

Greater protection for whistleblowers?

A recent Court of Appeal case has extended the potential ambit of those who might be protected by the whistleblowing regime. It is expensive for organisations to defend against whistleblowing claims, and can have significant reputational repercussions even if successfully defended.…

Are workers entitled to pay while sleeping?

In the case of Focus Care Agency Limited v Roberts, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered and reviewed recent case law in this difficult area and has provided some helpful guidance. The issue for consideration If employees sleep-in in order to…

Shared parental leave – your questions answered

With the Shared Parental Leave Regulations now firmly in force, we consider the impact that the regulations have on businesses. What is shared parental leave? Shared parental leave (SPL) will not replace the current statutory maternity, adoption and paternity leave regime. SPL is…

Apprenticeships – good or bad?

The introduction of Government apprenticeship grants in 2008, together with the numerous benefits to employers such as investing in future skilled labourers and minimising cost has resulted in an increase in apprenticeship schemes being offered by employers. What are the benefits? An…