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Employment Law and Human Resources Handbook 2012

Book Description

The Employment Law and Human Resources Handbook 2012 provides you with all the essential information you need on legislation, regulation, policy, case law and best practice. Information is presented in plain English, and broken down into separate A-Z sections containing legislative summaries, key points, handy fact boxes and sources of further information. All the guidance is written and compiled by our team of expert authors, including top law firms, HR consultants and regulatory bodies. Workplace Law's Employment Law and Human Resources Handbook is aimed at all those with an interest in the employment and HR aspects of the workplace, and so our readership consists mainly of HR managers, officers and directors, Personnel managers, as well as General Managers and Directors of small businesses.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Comment from the editor
  6. About Workplace Law
  7. At a glance
    1. Absence management
  8. Comment: Overcoming the hurdles
    1. Agency and temporary workers
    2. Alcohol and drugs
    3. Appraisals
    4. Benefits schemes
    5. Bribery
    6. Bullying and harassment
    7. Carers
    8. CCTV monitoring
    9. Childcare provisions
  9. Comment: Pregnancy and work - the law and the reality
    1. Children at work
    2. Compromise agreements
    3. Contract disputes
    4. Contractors
    5. Criminal records
    6. Data protection
    7. Directors’ responsibilities
    8. Disability legislation
    9. Disciplinary and grievance procedures
    10. Discrimination
  10. Case review: Accommodating faith - what is reasonable?
    1. Dismissal
    2. Dress codes
    3. Driving at work
    4. Employee consultation
    5. Employment contracts
    6. Employment disputes
  11. Comment: Resolving workplace disputes
    1. Employment status
    2. Employment Tribunals
    3. Equal pay
    4. The Equality Act
  12. Comment: The view from HR
    1. Expenses
    2. Facilities management contracts
    3. Family-friendly rights
    4. Fit notes
    5. Fixed-term workers
    6. Flexible working
    7. Freedom of information
    8. Gangmasters
    9. Health surveillance
    10. HIV and AIDS
    11. Holiday
    12. Homeworking
    13. Human rights
    14. Intellectual property
    15. International employees
  13. Comment: Drowning in digital distractions
    1. Internet and email policies
    2. Interviewing
    3. IT security
    4. Jury service
  14. Case review: Landmark employment law cases
    1. Leave
    2. Mediation
    3. Medical records
    4. Mental health
    5. Migrant and foreign workers
    6. Minimum wage
    7. Money laundering
    8. Monitoring employees
    9. Music licensing
    10. Night working
    11. Notice periods
  15. Comment: Whither the pendulum?
    1. Occupational health
    2. Outsourcing
    3. Part-time workers
    4. Pensions
    5. Personnel files
    6. Pregnancy and maternity
    7. Private life
  16. Comment: Coming out at work
    1. Probationary periods
    2. Psychometric testing
    3. Recruitment and selection
  17. Comment: Agent for change
    1. Redundancy
    2. References
    3. Resignation
    4. Restrictive covenants and garden leave
    5. Retirement
  18. Comment: Compulsorily retiring employees
    1. Screening
    2. Secondment
    3. Self-employment
    4. Sickness
    5. Smoking
    6. Social media
  19. Comment: The social network
    1. Staff handbooks
    2. Stress
    3. Strikes
    4. Terminal illness
    5. Trade unions
    6. Training
    7. TUPE
    8. VAT
    9. Vetting, barring, blacklisting and social engineering
  20. Comment: Super-injunctions - to tweet or not to tweet
    1. Confidential waste
    2. Whistleblowing
  21. Comment: After Wikileaks
    1. Work experience, internships and apprenticeships
    2. Working time
    3. Young persons
  22. Contributors
  23. Directory of information sources
  24. Index