Key dates for 2020

15 January 2020

This year will bring a number of key changes to employment law, as well as the usual rate changes. See below for the key dates that employers and employees should be aware of.

Philosophical belief and ethical veganism

15 January 2020

With the recent landmark decision, in which it was held that ethical veganism should be provided legal protections under the Equality Act 2010, Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the law around this decision and what led the tribunal to it.

The January blues: an employers’ guide

13 January 2020

With the festive season a distant memory, employees now have to get through the infamous January blues. Recent reports have found that mental health illnesses cost the UK and Irish economy more than £41.8 billion (€49.7 billion) combined, each year.

Year-end tax planning

10 January 2020

The key to tax planning is to ensure that all allowances are utilised and that you do not unnecessarily exceed tax thresholds.

Top five cases of 2019

8 January 2020

2019 has been a turbulent year for employment law. Here, Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i summarises the top five cases from this year and their outcomes.

Is it really gone? Data sanitisation for small businesses

3 January 2020

When computers and other devices are replaced, the data they contain must be erased. However, often sensitive information can remain. How should all small business owners manage data destruction? Dave Howell reports

It might be time to try Dry January

24 December 2019

One of the most popular health campaigns that arrives in the New Year is Dry January — the event that encourages us to commit to an alcohol-free month.

Neurodiversity in the workplace

24 December 2019

Tricia Palmer, HR consultant, executive coach and leadership trainer discusses the impact of neurodiversity in the world of work. She considers what employers can do to encourage and support employees who are diverse and discusses the concept of neurodiversity as a disability. The article also argues for the consideration of neurodiversity as difference, which is of benefit to the world of work and society in general.

Learning and development in the next decade

23 December 2019

As we move into the next decade, it is tempting to start thinking about how L&D will continue to develop and change. While “crystal-ball” gazing can be fun for some, for others it is often a waste of time and effort. Much better then, is to think about what are likely to be some of the more immediate requirements in order to start the new decade in style. Here Judith Christian-Carter, individual learning consultant, provides a taster of some of the topics which will be addressed in the first half of 2020.