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Crunch Time for Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship?

Friday, 11 August 2017

A trend has developed over the last few months that will be of concern to many Tier 2 sponsors: the number of restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) made available under the government's cap on Tier 2 (General) is close to being reached.

Crunch Time for Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship?

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Can 'Stand-by' Duty Constitute Working Time?

Friday, 11 August 2017

Yes, held the Advocate General (AG). When considering the definition of 'working time' in the Working Time Directive, regard should be had to the quality of the time that the worker may enjoy when on 'stand-by' duty.

Can 'Stand-by' Duty Constitute Working Time?

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Employment Claims Stayed Following Landmark Fees Ruling

Friday, 11 August 2017

The President of the Employment Tribunals in England & Wales has made an order staying all employment claims and applications in the tribunal which seek to rely on the Supreme Court's landmark ruling last month to scrap fees.

Employment Claims Stayed Following Landmark Fees Ruling

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Facing Employee Psychiatric Injury Claims - How Is Compensation Assessed?

Friday, 11 August 2017

Employee claims for psychiatric injury can expose you to potentially high levels of compensation. A recent case has confirmed the approach that should be taken by tribunals and courts when assessing compensation...

Facing Employee Psychiatric Injury Claims - How Is Compensation Assessed?

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Is Evidence of Group Disadvantage Required to Prove Indirect Religious Discrimination?

Friday, 11 August 2017

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employment tribunal had erred in requiring evidence of group disadvantage in an indirect religious discrimination claim.

Is Evidence of Group Disadvantage Required to Prove Indirect Religious Discrimination?

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Can Voluntary Overtime Count Towards Holiday Pay?

Friday, 04 August 2017

Over recent years the courts have held that commission payments, allowances and 'non-guaranteed' overtime (ie overtime a worker must accept if it is offered by their employer) should count...

Can Voluntary Overtime Count Towards Holiday Pay?

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Employment Tribunal Fees - What Happens Next?

Friday, 04 August 2017

Last week we reported the Supreme Court's decision that the 2013 Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fee regime is unlawful.

Employment Tribunal Fees - What Happens Next?

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Government Sets Out Temporary Measures to Support Social Care Sector

Friday, 04 August 2017

On 26 July 2017, the government announced some temporary measures to support the social care sector, aimed at minimising disruption and in particular, ensuring that workers receive...

Government Sets Out Temporary Measures to Support Social Care Sector

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Can the Withdrawal of Voluntary Tasks Amount to Industrial Action?

Friday, 04 August 2017

In the case of Ministry of Justice v The Prison Officers' Association, the High Court considered whether to issue injunctive relief against a trade union following its instruction to members to withdraw from certain voluntary tasks and roles.

Can the Withdrawal of Voluntary Tasks Amount to Industrial Action?

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Do Employer Pension Contributions Count Towards the Calculation of a Week's Pay?

Friday, 04 August 2017

In the case of University of Sunderland v Drossou, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether the long-established practice of excluding employer pension contributions...

Do Employer Pension Contributions Count Towards the Calculation of a Week's Pay?

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What Does the Employment Tribunal Fees Ruling Mean for Your Practice?

Friday, 28 July 2017

In an extremely important judgment, the Supreme Court held this week that the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fee regime prevents access to justice, is unlawful and is therefore quashed.

What Does the Employment Tribunal Fees Ruling Mean for Your Practice?

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Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful

Friday, 28 July 2017

In an extremely important judgment, the Supreme Court held this week that the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fee regime prevents access to justice, is unlawful and is therefore quashed.

Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful

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BBC Gender Pay Gap Coverage Highlights Importance of Explaining Data

Friday, 28 July 2017

Following the extensive press coverage of the BBC talent pay data published on 19 July 2017...

BBC Gender Pay Gap Coverage Highlights Importance of Explaining Data

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Government Order Review of UK's Immigration System

Friday, 28 July 2017

The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to carry out a detailed analysis of migration from the European Economic Area (EEA)...

Government Order Review of UK's Immigration System

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Former Employee Imprisoned for Deleting Evidence in Breach of Interim Injunction

Friday, 28 July 2017

An employee who breached the terms of an interim injunction by deleting around 8,000 electronic documents and failing to keep the order confidential...

Former Employee Imprisoned for Deleting Evidence in Breach of Interim Injunction