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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.

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Sleeping on the Job

Friday, 16 October 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an on-call night worker who lived at his work place was not entitled to National Minimum Wage (NMW) throughout the night when he was asleep.


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The ECJ Holds that the US Safe Harbor Framework is No Longer Valid

Friday, 16 October 2015

The European Court of Justice has ruled that 'Safe Harbor', the legal basis used by many businesses and public sector organisations for the transfer of personal data to the US, is invalid.


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Can pension benefits arising from changes in the law be applied retrospectively?

Friday, 16 October 2015

The Court of Appeal (CA) has applied the principles of 'no retroactivity' and 'future effects' by rejecting two appeals from individuals seeking to gain pension benefits based on changes to the law brought in following the end of their employment.


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Corporate Bodies can Bring Discrimination Claims

Friday, 09 October 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a limited company could bring a claim for direct discrimination based on the age of its principal shareholder and director.


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£9 million Worth of Fines Used to Tackle Illegal Working

Friday, 09 October 2015

UK Visas and Immigration and Immigration Enforcement have published a quarterly report showing a total of 943 illegal workers were found between 1 January and 31 March 2015.


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Not Left Yet - Do temporarily laid off employees still transfer under TUPE?

Friday, 09 October 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that workers who were temporarily laid off prior to a service provision change were still part of an organised grouping of employees for the purposes of TUPE and therefore could transfer to the new contractor.


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Consultation on Taxation of Travel and Subsistence Payments

Friday, 09 October 2015

HMRC has published a discussion paper on the taxation of travel and subsistence payments.


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Caste Discrimination Award Made by Employment Tribunal

Friday, 02 October 2015

An Employment Tribunal has awarded £183,774 in unpaid wages to a domestic servant who brought one of the UK's first claims for caste discrimination.


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Recent Changes to the Law - A Quick Summary

Friday, 02 October 2015

We have summarised some recent changes to employment law.


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The Government Press Ahead with Ending Six Figure Pay-Outs in the Public Sector

Friday, 02 October 2015

We previously reported on the government's proposals to introduce a £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments. The government has now given the go ahead to


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TUPE Applies When A Parent Company Takes Over the Assets of Its Subsidiary

Friday, 25 September 2015

The European Court of Justice has confirmed that a business which had been broken up and assimilated into its parent company's organisational structure had retained its identity, bringing it within TUPE.


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Victimisation Claims - Is it who you know?

Friday, 25 September 2015

Has the scope for discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) widened further to include victimisation by association? The recent case of Thompson v London Central Bus Company Ltd suggests that it has.


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Government Takes Hard Line on Illegal Working

Friday, 25 September 2015

The Immigration Bill 2015-2016 had its first reading in the House of Commons on 17 September 2015.


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Vast Majority of the Employment Tribunal Issue Fees Paid Outright

Friday, 18 September 2015

The Ministry of Justice has published statistics for all types of tribunal claims from April to June 2015. The report shows a continued decrease in the number of claims compared to last year.


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'Loose' Causation Test in Disability Discrimination Claims

Friday, 18 September 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that there need only be a 'loose' causal link between a person's disability and any unfavourable treatment in order for a discrimination arising from disability claim to be established.