Employment law

Get clear on staff restructuring and the law
Microbusinesses buying energy paying too much to middlemen
From 6 April 2020, the law requires an employee to be given a written ‘section 1 statement’ of certain particulars ©Getty Images
Law: Day one contracts from April
Major food producers to improve working practices
Contracted and zero-hours workers in the UK will have greater protection ©Getty Images
Law: employment reforms affect worker contracts
Employers are held liable for the actions of employees and contract workers
Case law: it’s wise to beware of office banter
Major suppliers will be required to offer their employees a minimum of 12 weeks paid parental leave ©PA Images
Microsoft requires suppliers to provide paid parental leave
Companies falling short in managing contingent workers
Agriculture needs access to foreign seasonal workers - and support from supermarkets ©Bloomberg/GettyImages
Brexit: What will happen to British farming?
Recruitment screening is vital for reputation management
Wages in UK and Eastern Europe 2012-2018
Legislation and labour shortages drive up wages
Locum healthcare workers are already seeing their take-home pay affected by IR35 legislation ©Getty Images
Private sector may be next for IR35