SM&B’s weekly roundup of employment law news including:
– The EAT hold that HR’s role in advising managers on disciplinary procedures should be limited to matters of law, procedure and ensuring that all necessary matters have been addressed; they should not lobby on the outcome.
– Acas have launched two new free practical guides to give employers and managers advice on how to successfully run a recruitment and induction programme.
– The Immigration Bill, due to be introduced this autumn, will include a range of new powers to deter people from trying to find work illegally and measures to deal more effectively with businesses who offer them employment.
– All employers across England and Wales are now able to refer employees facing long-term sickness of four weeks or more to the Fit for Work service and are being advised to amend their policies accordingly.