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  • General election 2024: What might a Labour Government mean for employers?

    29 May 2024

    With a general election confirmed for 4 July 2024, senior legal editor Fiona Cuming looks at two key areas where Labour's employment law proposals, if implemented, would transform the face of employment law in the UK and have significant implications for employers.

  • The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill: Controversial in theory, unworkable in practice

    16 June 2023

    The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill is the Government's response to the widespread industrial action recently seen across public services, including transport, schools and the NHS. But the legislation is fraught with problems - not least because it skips over the question of what a minimum service level actually is, says consultant editor Darren Newman.

  • HR talking point: What is next for employment law?

    5 October 2022

    In the current political climate, it seems foolish to make predictions about the Government's future policy in relation to employment law. But amidst widespread speculation about a "bonfire of rights", it is worth looking at what the Government has so far said and done that might indicate the direction of travel, according to consultant editor Darren Newman.

  • HR talking point: Industrial unrest - why more restrictive union laws are not the answer

    26 July 2022

    Consultant editor Darren Newman argues that more restrictive trade union laws, such as the lifting of the ban on using agency workers during industrial action and an increase in the level of damages that can be awarded against unions for unlawful industrial action, are not the answer to tackling the current wave of industrial unrest.

  • The 10 most important employment law cases in 2021

    8 December 2021

    Despite the coronavirus pandemic, HR professionals have had their fair share of employment law rulings to keep track of in 2021. We count down the 10 most important judgments of the year that every employer should know about.

  • Protection from dismissal on grounds of trade union activities - how far does it go?

    21 June 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent case in which the Court of Appeal had to consider if, in sharing information from a manager's desk diary, a trade union rep had acted outside the scope of trade union activities for the purposes of the automatically unfair dismissal protection afforded by s.152 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

  • Local authority conditions of service

    15 November 2017

    This article looks at the structure of nationally and locally negotiated conditions of service in local authorities.

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