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The Most Important Equal Pay Claim ever Pursued in the Private Sector

Friday, 01 July 2016

In Asda v Brierley, over 7,000 - mostly female employees - have brought equal pay claims against the supermarket Asda.


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Brexit and Employing EEA Nationals - What Next for Employers and Education Providers

Monday, 27 June 2016

Following the decision made by the UK to leave the EU on 24 June 2016. What does this mean to employers and education providers in the short term?

Brexit and Employing EEA Nationals - What Next for Employers and Education Providers

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TUPE: when a business takes over a contract, which employees does it inherit?

Friday, 24 June 2016

Amaryllis Ltd (Formerly of Montrose Road Chelmsford Essex) v McLeod and others


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Tax Treatment of Payments Arising out of a Termination by Mutual Consent

Friday, 24 June 2016

Does a 'termination by mutual consent' clause change the tax and NIC treatment of a payment made under a settlement agreement?


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Innocent, but not suitable for this job?

Friday, 24 June 2016

In R (on the application of AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and anor, the Court of Appeal held that the inclusion of a rape charge and acquittal in an enhanced criminal records check was not a breach of human rights.


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What does Brexit mean for UK employment law?

Friday, 24 June 2016

Following the UK's vote to leave the EU yesterday, we have entered a period of uncertainty and no doubt attention will now turn to the specifics as to what a future outside of the EU will look like.


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Scope of Job Vetting Extended in Certain Circumstances

Friday, 17 June 2016

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) Order 2016 (the 2016 Order) has amended the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (the ROA Exceptions Order). .


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Relationship Breakdowns - when is it fair to dismiss?

Friday, 17 June 2016

Whilst in most cases a fair dismissal will fall squarely within conduct, capability or redundancy.


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What to do if employees are stealing your data?

Friday, 17 June 2016

The Information Commissioner's Office has prosecuted an employee who transferred his employer's clients' data to his personal email address before leaving and starting a new job.


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European Council adopts Trade Secrets Directive

Friday, 10 June 2016

On the 27 May 2016, the European Council formally adopted a new directive setting out rules for the protection of trade secrets and confidential information of EU companies.


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Reforming Intermediaries Legislation - do you want a say?

Friday, 10 June 2016

The government has published a consultation paper on its proposals to reform intermediaries legislation (the IR35) to improve its effectiveness in the public sector.


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Acas Kicks-Off with Guidance on Preparing for the Euros

Friday, 10 June 2016

Acas has published guidance to help employers prepare for potential disputes during Euro 2016.


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Immigration - is there any leeway when a Tier 2 migrant falls just short of the appropriate salary?

Friday, 10 June 2016

In Secretary of State for the Home Department v KG (India), the Court of Appeal held that there is no leeway and that the application of the de minimis principle "was inapt or misplaced".


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Can an employer prohibit a female, Muslim employee from wearing a headscarf at work?

Friday, 10 June 2016

In Archbita v G4S Solutions, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General (the AG) found that a ban on religious clothing was notdirectly discriminatory under European law where it stemmed from a general policy of neutrality.


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BIS to Launch Consultation on Extension of Shared Parental Leave Rights to Grandparents

Friday, 03 June 2016

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), will shortly be publishing a consultation regarding the extension of shared parental leave rights to grandparents and in respect of the simplification of the current shared parental leave system.