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Published: 5th October 2017

  Flexible working as part of a wellbeing strategy Authors: Jane Wheeler & Holly Hobson Employers are rolling out wellbeing strategies at an exceptional rate. According to “Employee Wellbeing Research 2017: The evolution of workplace wellbeing in the UK” 45% of UK companies currently have a clearly defined wellbeing strategy. This is up 30% in […]

Published: 4th October 2017

Author: Fudia Smartt The days are becoming shorter and there is a chill in the air. It’s official; autumn has now started. As we return from the haze of summer holidays, our autumn newsletter should help you get back into the swing of all things employment law related. We are fortunate to have a guest article from […]

Published: 4th October 2017

Author: Fudia Smartt The EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) replaces the previous EU Data Protection Directive and provides enhanced data protection rights under EU law. As an EU Regulation, the GDPR (which was enacted on 25 May 2016) has direct effect in each EU member state, without the need for further implementing legislation. Therefore, putting […]

Published: 4th October 2017

The much anticipated summer holiday season is well and truly behind us and offices buzz once more with the day to day activities of people working within their spaces. The return to work will see them picking up where they left off, beginning new projects or perhaps holding their first new season team meetings. In […]

Published: 22nd September 2017

Author: Claire Dewhurst There was a lot of press this summer about the significant pay disparity between males and females at the BBC after the organisation released salary details of all employees earning over £150,000 pa. Gender pay inequality is not a new issue: the Equal Pay Act was introduced in 1970, but its effects […]

Published: 20th September 2017

Fudia Smartt reports on the Supreme Court decision in Walker v Innospec regarding same-sex couples and survivor pension rights.  This article was first published in Employment Law Journal (September 2017) and is available at lawjournals.co.uk. Read the full article here.

Published: 14th July 2017

Author: Fudia Smartt In the Court of Appeal decision in Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood [2017] EWCA Civ 153, it was held that where a contract was silent on when notice served by an employer was deemed to take effect, the contractual notice only takes effect when the employee has personally taken […]

Published: 5th July 2017

Author: Holly Hobson (Née Rushton) Psychometric test found to be discriminatory; employers urged to consider recruitment process. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a job applicant with Asperger’s Syndrome suffered disability discrimination when she was required to sit a psychometric test as part of the recruitment process. In the recent case of Government […]

Published: 31st May 2017

  Author: Fudia Smartt Is it just us at Hine Legal who are suffering from political fatigue?  Over the last three years in the UK we have had a Scottish Referendum, a General Election in 2015 and the EU Referendum (Brexit) last June.  Therefore, when Theresa May called a snap General election on 18 April, […]

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