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Dress codes and Sex Discrimination – Do’s and Don’ts as an employer

The Government has recently issued guidance for employers, to help them ensure that they are implementing dress codes which…


Posted on 14th June 2018


Posted on 18th May 2018

Stress at Work

According to the Office for National Statistics which carries out a labour force survey on stress in the workplace each year…


Posted on 20th April 2018


Posted on 17th April 2018

When are On-Call Shifts considered working time?

For many workers their job will involve an element of being on-call.  That may be care workers who are on-call or perform “…


Posted on 2nd March 2018

Do you have an Adverse Weather Policy for employees?

With weather warnings in place across Scotland, Employment Law specialist…


Posted on 28th February 2018

Insolvent Employers – What can employees do?

The recent news of Carillion’s collapse, placing a large number of employees at risk of losing their jobs, highlights the continuing…


Posted on 1st February 2018

Employment law changes expected this year

2018 and it's time to look ahead to the changes due to take effect within Employment Law.

2017 was a busy year for employment…


Posted on 3rd January 2018

Indefinite carry over of unpaid annual leave approved by European Court

All employees and workers in the UK are entitled to be paid for 5.6 weeks holiday per year.

However, with the recent rise in ‘…


Posted on 7th December 2017

Uber drivers entitled to specific employment protections following Tribunal ruling - Update

Employment Appeal Tribunal has rejected Uber's appeal against the Employment Tribunal's original decision.
In our previous blog…


Posted on 20th November 2017

The end of Tribunal Fees?

In a significant ruling on 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that the issue and hearing fees, which were introduced to…


Posted on 28th July 2017

The Taylor 'Good Work' Report of the gig economy: the key points

Partner Debbie Fellows discusses the key points from the recent Taylor 'Good Work' Report. The report, Good Work: The Taylor Review of…


Posted on 14th July 2017

What is Flexible Working?

Our specialist Employment Law team discuss flexible working and the implications it has for Employers.
The recent 2017 Modern…


Posted on 9th June 2017

Learning Points for Approaching Stress at work

Employment Law specialists provide key points of consideration when dealing with Stress-at-work.
It is likely that stress will…


Posted on 25th May 2017

Stress in the Workplace

A recent NASUWT survey has reported that 83% of school staff in the UK feel their job has had a negative impact on their health and…


Posted on 25th May 2017

Law firm ensures football clubs don't face a red card on employment and visa issues

Local clubs can get up to date on the latest legislation at an event in Dundee this month
Leading Scottish law firm Thorntons is…


Posted on 18th May 2017

Sickness Rates Lowest in over 20 years

Recent figures from the ONS have recorded the lowest number of days lost to sickness in the UK since 1993
In 2016 it is reported…


Posted on 15th May 2017

Zero Hours Contracts at Record Levels

Analysis of the Office of National Statistics figures reported by the BBC indicate the number of people in the UK on zero hours…


Posted on 3rd March 2017

Thorntons help local employers make sense of current law employment rights

Over the last year, employment law has changed and evolved significantly making it difficult for employers to keep-up-to date with the…


Posted on 16th February 2017

The Rise of Flexible-Working: What Should an Employer Do (or Not Do) When a Request Is Received?

According to a recent study by Timewise, one in six of those earning more than £40,000 a year, work fewer than five days a week.


Posted on 9th February 2017

The Rise of Flexible-Working: What Should an Employer Do (or Not Do) When a Request Is Received?

According to a recent study by Timewise, one in six of those earning more than £40,000 a year, work fewer than five days a week.


Posted on 9th February 2017

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