Legislation and the Brexit transition period

31 January 2020

What happens to all the Brexit legislation produced by the Government now we have officially left the EU? Has all the amending legislation on EU Exit come into force? Paul Clarke clarifies what happens to UK legislation during the Implementation Period.

Parental bereavement leave — an overview

29 January 2020

The Government has confirmed that the statutory right to take parental bereavement leave will come into force from 6 April 2020. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i details the background behind the new leave as well as the entitlement and notification procedure.

Differences between employment law in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

29 January 2020

One of the most common mistakes people make is to confuse the terms “Great Britain” and “the United Kingdom (UK)”. The distinction is important not just for geographers, but also for employment lawyers. Great Britain, quite simply, consists of England, Scotland and Wales. The UK includes England, Scotland and Wales, but also includes Northern Ireland (NI). In this article Lynda Macdonald outlines the differences in employment law between Great Britain and NI, and throughout, the term “Britain” is used to denote Great Britain.

How to make compliance training more effective

21 January 2020

What can be done to make compliance training more enjoyable and effective? Here, Judith Christian-Carter, independent learning consultant, takes a look at the current state of compliance training and provides some suggestions for improving it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Five things employers should be aware of in 2020

2 January 2020

This new year is set to be a very busy one for employment law and employers need to be ready for this. As we welcome in 2020, Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, examines some of the key upcoming changes.