[cover image][512 pages] May 2019
Law at Work 2019 - the trade union guide to employment law
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The 2019 edition of Law at Work has been completely revised and updated to include all new and current employment legislation and the most up-to-date case law examples. Law at Work 2019 clearly explains the key areas of employment law, enabling reps and individuals to identify their legal rights. Unlike most other publications on employment law, it examines the law from the perspective of trade unions and workers.[More ...]
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[cover image][224 pages] July 2019
Health and safety law 2019
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Even if there is a no-deal Brexit, existing EU-derived health and safety laws and regulations will remain part of UK law under the European Union Withdrawal Act. But they will be vulnerable to downgrading post-Brexit if there is no deal with the EU to secure ongoing compliance. Given this situation, the role of union workplace safety reps is vital to make sure that employers continue to comply with hard-won health and safety protections. Health and Safety Law 2019 covers developments which have taken place at European-level over the last year and highlights union concerns about the weakening of health and safety protections post-Brexit. It also covers all the latest developments in UK health and safety law including changes to statutory regulations and new case law.[More ...]

[cover image][48 pages] March 2019
Employment tribunals - a guide for union reps and workers
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The employment tribunal system has become more complex and formal as it has adapted to deal with an increasing volume of employment legislation and extensive legal rules. This LRD booklet explains how the employment tribunal process works and gives advice to union reps and workers on deciding whether to bring a claim and how to prepare for it. While not a complete guide to tribunal practice and procedure, the booklet offers practical guidance on issues including time limits, what evidence to collect, what a hearing is like, costs, risks and benefits, possible outcomes and how to approach settlement.[More ...]

[cover image][128 pages] January 2019
Case law at work (15th edition)
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This is the 15th edition of Case Law at Work, the LRD's key source of information on recent employment law cases. This annual LRD booklet contains clear summaries and updates of important cases, many of which are not contained in other legal guides.[More ...]
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[cover image][144 pages] October 2018
Equality Law at Work 2018 - a guide for trade unions and working people
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Achieving equality at work is a core value shared across the trade union movement. But equality legislation is detailed and complex and dealing with it can be problematic. Equality Law at Work is designed to cut through the complexity and provide a comprehensive guide to equality law. Written from the point of view of working people, it aims to be a practical tool for union negotiators, reps and members who need to understand how equality law works and how to apply it to everyday work situations.[More ...]

[cover image][88 pages] June 2018
Disciplinary and grievance procedures - a guide for union reps
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This LRD booklet provides practical advice and support for union reps or members who are facing a disciplinary or considering whether to lodge a grievance at work. The work of union reps in advising and representing members in formal hearings has never been more important and can positively affect the outcome of proceedings for members facing dismissal or other sanctions. Union reps also play an important wider role, making sure employers follow policies openly, consistently and fairly, and helping to develop improvements when the disciplinary or grievance process highlights problems.[More ...]
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[cover image][112 pages] January 2018
Case law at work - 14th edition
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This is the 14th edition of Case Law at Work, the LRD’s key source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear summaries and updates of important cases decided by the appeal courts, many of which are not contained in other legal guides.[More ...]
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[cover image][80 pages] November 2017
TUPE - a union rep’s guide to using the law
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The transfer of undertakings is a key area of concern for trade unions. When a service is outsourced or a business changes hands, reps and negotiators need a thorough understanding of the TUPE regulations and the protections they provide. Although TUPE protections were scaled down in 2014, through the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations, the TUPE regulations still provide important safeguards, especially relating to key representation rights for union reps and negotiators. This updated booklet aims to support union members, reps and negotiators by explaining the complexities of TUPE, the new regulations and the latest case law.[More ...]
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[cover image][76 pages] September 2017
Taking industrial action - a legal guide
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UK laws on industrial action were already some of the most restrictive in the developed world before the draconian Trade Union Act 2016 came into force. On 1 March 2017 that Act, described by the TUC as “the most serious attack on the rights of trade unions and their members in a generation”, introduced an extra layer of restrictions on balloting, notice and picketing. This booklet aims to help union reps and negotiators understand the restrictions, navigate them and discover what they can do within those confines. It also looks at other types of action unions are taking to meet their objectives in helping members improve their pay and conditions when a dispute arises.[More ...]
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[cover image][64 pages] August 2017
Time off for trade union duties and activities - a guide to facility time
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Union facility time is vital if union reps are to support their members effectively. But it has faced consistent government attack over the past seven years. The Trade Union Act 2016 contains even more restrictions, albeit currently targeting only public sector facility time. This fully updated booklet explains the legal rights of each category of workplace rep, with cases and examples throughout, as well as the new legal reporting duties placed on public sector employers. It includes best practice examples of negotiated agreements and illustrates some of the practical steps being taken by unions and their reps to best protect these rights, now and for the future. [More ...]

[cover image][127 pages] January 2017
Case law at work - 13th edition
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This is the 13th edition of Case Law at Work, the LRD’s key source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear summaries and updates of important cases decided by the appeal courts, many of which are not contained in other legal guides.[More ...]
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[cover image][78 pages] December 2016
Performance management and capability procedures - a guide for union reps and negotiators
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Punitive and dysfunctional performance management systems and capability processes top the workplace agenda for a growing number of union reps. Low morale, raised levels of mental ill-health, distress and discriminatory outcomes are just some of the effects experienced by workers. In addition, where performance is linked to pay, these systems undermine collective bargaining and pay transparency, and stand in the way of decent pay for all workers. This booklet from the LRD highlights a range of successful campaign tactics being used by unions that are having a positive impact across a variety of workplaces. It also contains practical guidance to help reps support individual members, either during the informal stages of the appraisal process or at the formal capability stage, where a member faces possible dismissal.[More ...]

[cover image][104 pages] January 2016
Case law at work - 12th edition
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This is the 12th edition of Case Law at Work, the Labour Research Department’s unique source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear and concise summaries of employment tribunal cases and updates of important cases decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, many of which are not included in other legal guides.[More ...]
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[cover image][104 pages] January 2015
Case law at work - 11th edition
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This is the 11th edition of Case Law at Work, the Labour Research Department's unique source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear and concise summaries of employment tribunal cases and updates of important cases decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, many of which are not contained in other legal guides.[More ...]
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[cover image][88 pages] November 2014
Unfair dismissal - a legal guide for union reps
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Unfair dismissal legislation has been a main target of the coalition government’s ongoing attack on employment rights. This means that union and employee representatives need to have a good grasp of the current law on dismissal and their members’ rights to job protection. This legal guide is fully updated and looks in detail at new developments affecting unfair dismissal, including the extension of the qualifying period for claims, rule changes meaning that the majority of unfair dismissal claims are heard by a judge sitting alone, the introduction of Acas Early Conciliation, cuts to compensation awards and the impact of “protected conversations”. This LRD guide will help union members, reps and full-time officers to understand how the law operates and what the different types of dismissal are.[More ...]

[cover image][87 pages] August 2014
Casualisation at work - a guide for trade union reps
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The aftermath of the recession in the UK has seen a deep, fundamental structural labour market shift, with growing levels of involuntary casualisation firmly linked to low pay, low skills, minimal training, stunted career development and poor prospects. This LRD booklet, aimed at trade union reps and members, looks in detail at the main forms of casualisation that have developed over the last six years and the actions being taken by trade unions to fight back. It covers the use of payroll companies, false self-employment, the spread of umbrella companies and personal service companies, the growth of zero hours contracts and agency working, as well as detailing workers‘ basic statutory rights.[More ...]

[cover image][80 pages] October 2013
Redundancy law - a guide to using the law for union reps
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Even though the figures for quarterly redundancies have flattened since the height of the economic downturn, they remain a regular and unwelcome feature of the workplace. The trend looks set to continue with the government’s plans to escalate public sector outsourcing during the remainder of this parliamentary term. This LRD guide to redundancy law aims to help trade union reps secure the best deal for their members by explaining the key features of the law in a clear and practical way.[More ...]