What does it means for the modern day worker to be "available" 24 hours a day, and what are the potential legal pitfalls for unwary employers?
European bureaucrats have again proven they’re the enemy of enterprise by firing another sniper shot right into the heart of business with the latest crazy ruling that will put costs up and even threaten jobs.
A new study has found that many employees are scared to blow the whistle on bad employers.
Research commissioned by Citrus HR found that small business owners would take on more staff if employment law was made simpler – with few saying they had adequate knowledge of the subject.
Religious discrimination legislation has been in place in the UK since 2003. However, a survey by the Equality and Human Right Commission revealed that these laws are confusing workers and employers alike – so we collected a sample of cases to explain the basics.
Richard Isham looks at the ramifications for business owners if grandparents are permitted to take time off to care for grandchildren, and presents the barriers to date.
Any further changes to curb migration will have a damaging and destabilising effect on a company's ability to recruit skilled labour, argues Kathryn Bradbury.
Ignoring your legal accountability can be a costly mistake as nearly half of businesses realise too late. For a round-up of what you need to know, here are five areas in law that businesses are often tripped up by as they grow.
Almost half of British employers are less likely to appoint a new recruit at the interview stage if they're obese, with some considering them lazy, according to Crossland Employment Solicitors.
The NHS interpretation of the new Shared Parental Leave (SPL) regulation “leaves itself open to discrimination”, according to an NHS employee who contacted Real Business.
The announcement that Labour plans to put into place a rule requiring employers to offer staff a permanent contract after three months of a zero-hours version, if it is elected to government, has been met with mixed reaction.
Jo Swinson, minister for employment relations and Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire, shares her advice on the upcoming Shared Parental Leave legislation with Real Business – and looks at what kind of cultural change she hopes it will bring about.