September 2015 news

rugbyIt’s September and hopefully the rugby world cup is in some way compensating for being back to the school-run for some and slower commutes for all! It’s back to the old routine for the Government too and we cover the usual 1 October legislation changes which are coming our way soon. Also, further reforms under the Enterprise Bill are on their way (most interestingly capping exit payments made to public sector workers) and ACAS offers help on how to cope at work with the rugby world cup and with induction and recruitment.

In our case update this month we report on whether an employee who is permanently off sick will be part of a group of staff transferring under TUPE; if travel to and from the first and last place of work counts as working time for staff with no fixed place of work; and, finally, we look at the role and limitations on an HR department when advising on disciplinaries.