Employment law

Employment law

This section provides an in-depth explanation of employment law topics, from advertising and recruitment to dismissal and resignation. Each topic contains accurate and up-to-date information, with:

  • an overview of the key areas
  • an in-depth section providing a detailed explanation of the law
  • Q and As giving specific answers to common questions raised in these areas, and
  • a selection of related cases looking at how the law has developed in this area through judgments and key decisions.

You can also access our overview of forthcoming legislation to ensure you’re up-to-date with upcoming changes, and our statutory rates page contains the legal pay rates you need to apply in your organisation.

Case law

Case law

Our case law section contains hundreds of case reports, covering key domestic and European decisions from the employment tribunal to the Supreme Court. Updated regularly with interesting and significant cases, our library of decisions can be easily searched by topic area or case name to find the case that guides you on the correct interpretation of the law. Our reports provide an overview of the key facts and explain the decisions reached in a clear and understandable way. Each case contains an additional section explaining what the judgment means for employers and whether action should be taken to safeguard their organisation. 

HR in practice

HR in practice

Once up-to-date with the employment law, this section provides practical guidance, advice and tips on how to apply this information in your organisation. Our ‘how to’ guides contain useful guidance on managing everyday employment practices and providing support to staff, from family friendly leave to preventing discrimination in the workplace. The policy design tips help you design workplace policies in a range of areas, whilst also providing helpful tips and implementation advice. Case studies offers an inside look at the approach taken by other organisations and the workplace scenarios give hypothetical examples of how the law applies in real-life situations.

Templates & tools

Templates & tools

The application of employment law and HR within your organisation requires a significant amount of administrative and procedural obligations to be met. This section provides you with the templates and tools to help follow lawful and best practices in relation to staff. Our extensive range of model documents and policies allows you to download and customise documents for your organisation, from contract clauses to letters. HR calculators carry out quick and easy pay and absence calculations, whilst our downloadable checklists guide you through everyday management processes. Flowcharts are available to provide a visual step-by-step walk through employment procedures and our market-leading pay and benefits benchmarking help advise salary decisions within your sector.

Comment & Analysis

Comment & Analysis

Staying abreast of key issues and developments in employment law and HR is difficult; so we take the pressure off. The comment and analysis section offers access to regular news articles written by our experts on all things employment law, from interesting news stories to forthcoming legislative changes. Our monthly newsletter is uploaded to the legal round-up page, bringing together all site updates and notable content from the previous month; ensuring you don’t miss those important updates. Webinars are also available to talk you through the legal and practical impact of key topics.