In the space of a 3-week consultation period the new category of employer owner has become a new style “employee shareholder”, but for many the proposal remains half baked…
15th October 2012
Andreas White and Roberta Draper discuss the employment law news of the season and whether the introduction of employee-owner contracts will really appeal.
10th October 2012
On 20 September the MoJ released statistics for employment tribunal claims for the year ending 31 March 2012, showing a continued decline in tribunal claims. In total, 186,300 claims were made, a 15% fall on the previous year.
14th September 2012
What is interesting about the Government’s announcements today is that BIS does not appear to have changed course since the introduction of Michael Fallon into the Ministerial Team mix. Fallon was parachuted into the Department only last week with the Government reshuffle, as the “voice of business”, some would even say as a Tory spy, so as to keep an eye on Vince Cable, but what has been released today is very much what we have been expecting since before the summer break.
7th September 2012
The prevalence of social media in the workplace continues apace. Employees can often access social media through both employer IT facilities and personal devices. This naturally increases the risk that employees may breach employment policies and/or act unlawfully both in the course of employment and through their actions outside of employment bringing the employer into disrepute.