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Browse our law brief articles and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Sponsoring Migrants - Risks and Pitfalls

Friday, 15 January 2016

Migrant workers and those organisations that use and rely on them are under the spotlight as never before.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Mind the (Pay) Gap

Friday, 15 January 2016

Pay differentials continue to come under scrutiny with the forthcoming introduction of Gender Pay Gap Reporting, and a recent report highlighting the disparity between remuneration for FTSE 100 Chief executives and the average employee.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Guidance on Reducing Unfair Dismissal Awards

Friday, 08 January 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided useful guidance on when an employee's compensation can be reduced to reflect his or her failure to mitigate loss.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Instruction to Russian Employee to Speak in English was not Discriminatory

Friday, 08 January 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a decision that an employer's instruction to a Russian employee to speak in English in the workplace was not direct race discrimination or harassment.


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Is an 84 hour working week unlawful?

Friday, 08 January 2016

'No', says a European Court - but only where the work involves the need for continuity of services.


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Zero Hours Workers can now Bring Claims

Friday, 08 January 2016

The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) will come into force on 11 January 2016.


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Latest Trends in Employment Tribunal Statistics - October to December 2017

Friday, 16 March 2018

What are the key trends for the period from October to December 2017?

Employment Tribunal Statistics

Articles & Blogs Employment

Update - Tribunal Quarterly Statistics Published for July - September 2015

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Employment Tribunal quarterly statistics for July to September 2015 published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) show a continued reduction in the number of claims.


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Ten Percent Uplift for Injury to Feelings Compensation in Employment Tribunal

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided a useful insight into the Employment Tribunal's (ET) developing approach to calculating compensation for injury to feelings.


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Non-Discriminatory Reason for Lower Pay of Muslim Prison Chaplains

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Court of Appeal (CA) has found that lower pay of Muslim prison chaplains through a pay structure based on length of service did not amount to indirect discrimination.


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Staff Absence Management Policies are Still Subject to Reasonable Adjustment Obligations

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Court of Appeal (CA) has held that absence management policies which require employees to maintain a certain level of attendance at work are subject to the duty of reasonable adjustments.


Articles & Blogs Employment

What does the Autumn Statement mean for your charity?

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

On 25 November 2015, the Chancellor George Osborne, delivered his Autumn Statement and Spending Review. The updates that will affect the charity sector are summarised below.


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Statutory Maternity Pay to Stay the Same

Friday, 11 December 2015

The Department for Work and Pensions has published its proposed benefit and pension rates for the tax year beginning on 6 April 2016.


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Disability Discrimination in the Workplace - New ACAS Guidance

Friday, 11 December 2015

ACAS has published guidance covering the key points for the workplace in relation to disability discrimination.


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Official Migration Figures May Not Include Foreign Students

Friday, 11 December 2015

The Chancellor George Osborne indicated on 30 November that foreign students will not be included in migration figures. This decision follows the Treasury's plans to increase student migration figures.