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The latest employment law news and case law.
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The Queen's Speech

In December 2019, the government set out its plans for new employment law legislation in the Queen's Speech. Much of it will be familiar from the Good Work Plan and includes:

  • Creating a single labour market enforcement agency to protect the rights of vulnerable workers;
  • Requiring employers to pass on all tips and service charges to staff;
  • The right for workers to request a more predictable contract after 26 weeks;
  • Extending redundancy protection so that women who are pregnant or on maternity leave are protected from the point they tell their employer about their pregnancy until 6 months after they return to work;
  • Making flexible working the default position.

These changes could have a significant impact on employer practice and procedure.  We will keep you informed if and when these come into law.

Can you be fired for social media posts?

The increase in HR issues arising from social media posts in recent years has been huge. Chris takes a look at some FAQs around the subject. A handy read for both employers and employees... 

Ethical Veganism: A Protected Belief

Looking at the recent tribunal ruling on ethical veganism as a philosophical belief, as well as what it may mean for employers and HR professionals...

New ACAS Guidance on Menopause

ACAS have produced some practical guidance on handling menopause in the workplace...

TUPE Transfers and 'Workers'

The worker status debate leached into the TUPE sphere towards the end of 2019 with one tribunal ruling on worker status putting a cat among the pigeons... 

January 2020
Paul Burton
Associate - Head of Employment
Paul is an employment solicitor specialising in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
pburton@frettens.co.uk
01202 499255

 
 
Kate Fretten
Partner - Employment
Kate specialises in both contentious and non-contentious employment issues.
kfretten@frettens.co.uk
01202 499255

 
Chris Dobbs
Employment Solicitor
Chris acts for both employers and employees whether in dispute and tribunal work or providing HR advice.
cdobbs@frettens.co.uk
01202 499255
 

Employment Training

 
Date: Wednesday 12th February
Location: The Village Bournemouth
Time: 9:15
Subject: Managing mental health issues in the workplace
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