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Employment Law

What does the Uber drivers’ dispute mean…

Lucy Blezard, of Harrison Drury’s employment and regulatory team, looks at the significance of the decision made in Uber’s appeal against drivers’ rights to pay and holiday, and why the…

Are you ready for 2018’s employment law…

Nothing stays the same for long in the world of people management and employment law, you never quite know what is going to happen next. We saw the abolition of…

How can I protect my business from…

Harrison Drury’s employment team explain how you should respond to an employment tribunal claim and how you can protect your business in the first place now that employment tribunal fees…

The employment tribunal result – How to…

Following the recent supreme court ruling where the current employment tribunal fees were found to be unlawful, the employment team at Harrison Drury explore how employers can minimise their risk.…

Are your HR and employment practices in…

The supreme court has made a landmark decision today which will see the government abolish employment tribunal fees. The employment team at Harrison Drury explore what this ruling could mean…

Good Work – The Taylor Review of…

The Taylor review of modern working practices has been published by the government this week. Our employment team look at the seven key recommendations and the possible implications these could…

13/07/17

National Minimum Wage increase: What you need…

Changes to the National Minimum Wage come into affect on 1 April 2017. Employment lawyer Roger Spence details the main changes and what it means for employers. What are the…

31/03/17

How to deal with gender pay gap…

From April 2017, private sector firms with more than 250 staff will be required by law to calculate and report on the gender pay gap within their organisation. Employment lawyer…

06/03/17

Reducing risk on new health and safety…

With tougher sentences and fines for health and safety offences starting to bite, Harrison Drury’s David Edwards, offers some advice for how businesses can take a proactive approach to minimising…

How the changing workplace affects your business

The turbulent political events of 2016, technology trends and the changing economy will have far reaching consequences for the UK workplace over the next 12-months. Roger Spence, head of employment…

Tattoos and body piercings: What should employers…

A recent piece of research by the conciliation service ACAS claimed that UK employers could be missing out on top talent because of their views on tattoos in the workplace.…

11/10/16

Five ways to address high staff turnover…

Helen Darbyshire, HR advisor at Harrison Drury, offers some practical advice for business owners and managers on addressing high staff turnover rates. While every organisation needs a certain amount of…

22/09/16

9 tips on how to get more…

Harrison Drury’s HR advisor Helen Darbyshire looks at the key issues that tend to impact upon staff morale and retention rates and what practical measures businesses can put in place…

12/09/16

Avoiding the legal pitfalls of recruitment

Harrison Drury’s HR advisor Helen Darbyshire details how businesses can steer clear of discrimination claims during the recruitment and selection process. With employment at record levels, competition for employees is…

05/09/16

What happens to employment law when Britain…

Following Britain’s decision to leave the EU, employment law expert Roger Spence looks at the possible consequences for UK employment legislation. A formal EU exit process is likely to take…

19/07/16

Employers beware of plans to scrap non-compete…

The government is looking into banning non-compete clauses in a bid to boost commercial innovation. Roger Spence, employment lawyer at Harrison Drury, discusses what this means for employers and explains…

29/06/16

Ensuring ex-employees delete confidential information

In a major ruling, the High Court has ordered the deletion of confidential information from devices owned by a business’ former employees who went to work for a rival firm.…

22/06/16

Don’t botch living wage response, warns employment…

A leading North West employment lawyer has warned businesses not to fall foul of employment legislation if the national living wage forces them into making redundancies. A number of high…

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