Can I refuse to employ EU nationals?

The Government Equalities Office has been tasked with examining the growing evidence that EU nationals are being illegally prevented from getting jobs following reports of job adverts that clearly specify that those applying must have British citizenship. Possibly the...

The future regime for smoke-free premises in Wales

At the moment, the situation in both England and Wales is governed by the Health Act of 2006 and regulations published in connection with it.  The Health (Wales) Act 2017 will shortly come into force establishing a different regime here in Wales.  Broadly speaking...

An increase in what counts towards a ‘Week’s Pay’

You’re probably familiar with calculating a ‘Week’s Pay’ for employees for example, for redundancy purposes. It’s been a long-standing practice that when you calculate a ‘Week’s Pay’ employers pension contributions were not included as they weren’t being received by...

Rethinking recruitment testing

I am sure you are aware that anyone with a disability is entitled to reasonable adjustments to be made to remove any substantial disadvantage that they are at in the recruitment processes that you put in place.  You can only make such adjustments if somebody shares...

Employee undertaking statutory duties

You have an employee who has announced that they’re going to stand for election as a local authority councillor and that she’s going to need at least half a day a month off to attend meetings.  You’re not particularly impressed with how the employee has...