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How to dismiss an employee with less than 2 years’ service?

20th July 2018

An employee needs 2 years’ service to claim unfair dismissal. Many employers are aware of this. We found that our clients can have contrasting assumptions or attitudes about dismissing an employee under 2 years. Many employers assume that they can safely dismiss for any reason, others are very conservative and are prepared to follow a […]

GDPR for employers

29th March 2018

We are sure this not the first blog article you read about GDPR and the threat of its €20,000,000 fine. One of the areas that is very often overlooked is data protection in the employment context. With the GDPR coming into force on 25th May 2018, it is a good time to be considering what […]

Macron’s Historic French Employment Law Reform – What Will It Achieve?

6th September 2017

In our latest op-ed piece, Employease co-founder Julie Calleux examines the French Employment Law reforms proposed by President Macron and his government: During Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign, Mr Macron announced that he would reform employment law as one of several measures to tackle French unemployment. The reason given was that many employers, particularly in SMEs, […]

Compulsory Living Wage from April 2016

8th July 2015

In his budget announced today, George Osborne set out plans to introduce the Living Wage. From April 2016, the National Minimum Wage will be replaced by the Living Wage. The current National Minimum Wage rate for adults over 21 is £6.50, rising to £6.70 in October. George Osborne’s announcement is for a Living Wage for over […]

What is a zero-hours contract?

13th August 2013

Zero hours contracts have been headline news recently. In June of this year Business Secretary Vince Cable announced a review to assess whether zero hours contracts were being abused. On 5 August the CIPD, issued a press release revealing that zero-hours contracts were far more wide spread than expected. (http://www.cipd.co.uk/pressoffice/press-releases/zero-hours-contracts-more-widespread-thought-050813.aspx). Unsurprisingly, the use of zero-hours […]

Employment law reforms: spring is here with the buds of new legislation!

28th March 2012

With the April changes in employment law rapidly heading our way, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published an annual review on employment law. We thought it was a good time to give you all a summary of the changes about to happen and the proposals for future change. If the government […]

You wait for a bus and three come along at the same time: proposed employment law reforms announced today

23rd November 2011

Changes in employment law used to be a bit like waiting for a bus. You would spend most of the year with the same regulations and then a couple of times a year a few changes would come along all at once (April and October).  While we presume the timing for introducing new legislation won’t […]