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Foreign States and Collective Redundancy Consultation

Friday, 30 October 2015

The Supreme Court has ruled that the obligation to collectively consult, applied to the closure of a US military base in Hampshire and therefore to a foreign state.


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Moves Towards Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace

Friday, 30 October 2015

The European Parliament has adopted a Resolution calling on the European Commission to revise European legislation and take other actions to achieve equality between men and women in the workplace.


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Zero Hour Contracts - Guidance for Employers and Legislating to Enforce Ban on Exclusivity

Friday, 30 October 2015

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published guidance for employers on zero hours contracts. The government has also published draft Regulations aimed at enforcing the ban on exclusivity.


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Government Consultation Launched on Regulation of Recruitment Agencies and Overseas Recruitment

Friday, 23 October 2015

Following a consultation issued by the coalition in January 2013, the government has now published a new consultation on changes to legislation which regulates employment agencies and employment businesses.


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Government Launches Consultation on Tackling Exploitation of Workers

Friday, 23 October 2015

On 13 October 2015, BIS and the Home Office jointly published a consultation on improving the enforcement of employment rights and tackling the exploitation of workers in the labour market.


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Criminal Prosecutions for Failure to Notify Secretary of State of Collective Redundancies

Friday, 23 October 2015

The chief executive of Sports Direct, David Forsey, has been prosecuted for failing to notify the department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) of collective redundancies at the fashion retailer, USC.


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ACAS Early Conciliation v Tribunal Fees - Why are there less tribunal claims?

Friday, 23 October 2015

The Law Society and the President and Regional Employment Judges of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) have both called for a reform with regards to the process to bring an employment claim and the tribunal fees payable.


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Whistleblowing - Contractual Matters Can Still Fall Within the 'Public Interest' Test

Friday, 23 October 2015

The EAT has followed the first previous case on the 'public interest' test in the context of whistleblowing.


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Shared Parental Leave to be Extended to Working Grandparents

Friday, 16 October 2015

On 5 October 2015, plans were announced for shared parental leave and pay to be extended to working grandparents.


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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.