Workplace Law news

  • Swine flu gives rise to concerns over legal rights and obligations by

    The increased focus on health risks due to the recent global outbreak of swine flu has heightened the need for employers to better manage their workplace health practices, paying particular attention to their legal rights and obligations to care for their employees, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers

  • A tweet too far: Employment laws challenged by

    Recent media reports of employers sacking workers due to posts on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have revealed that employment laws regarding privacy and unfair dismissal are under new pressure in the internet age.

  • Swine flu may catch employers on the trot by HCA

    A swine flu pandemic could have serious OHS and business continuity implications for businesses, and those that are unprepared will be hardest hit, Zoe Lyon writes

  • Performance management audits reduce legal risks by

    In the current economic climate, businesses should conduct an audit of their performance management practices, particularly given continuing high numbers of unfair dismissal claims which suggest many employers are still getting it wrong when restructuring and managing workplaces, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers

  • Employers sidestep consultation in alternative working arrangements by

    With an increasing number of businesses considering the option of implementing varied working arrangements for employees in the current economic downturn, they must consider the importance of seeking consent from staff in order to avoid breach of contract claims, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers

  • Helping companies become chameleons by

    Adapting systems and responses within an organisation in response to the credit crunch – from retraining to redundancies and communicating change – has become an integral part of the HR role, writes Sarah Sharples

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