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Supreme Court confirms insolvency administrator was not company officer

Friday, 10 November 2023

The Supreme Court has handed down an important judgment, confirming a company administrator was not an 'officer' for the purposes of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA).

Supreme Court confirms insolvency administrator was not company officer

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Criminal record disclosure timescales reduced for certain offences

Friday, 10 November 2023

The Government has shortened the period of time before which certain criminal offences can be considered 'spent'. The change will reduce the length of time individuals must declare certain criminal convictions in some job applications.

Criminal record disclosure timescales reduced for certain offences

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Employers will be subject to enhanced anti-harassment duties under new legislation

Friday, 03 November 2023

The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act (the Act) will introduce a new duty on employers to take reasonable steps to prevent the sexual harassment of staff in the workplace.

Employers will be subject to enhanced anti-harassment duties under new legislation

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Direct discrimination - transgender worker awarded £25,000

Friday, 03 November 2023

A transwoman who was 'deadnamed' by her employer has been awarded over £25,000 after successfully claiming direct discrimination on the grounds of gender reassignment.

Direct discrimination - transgender worker awarded £25,000

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The right to request predictable terms and conditions: draft Statutory Code of Practice published

Friday, 03 November 2023

The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 is set to grant workers and agency workers a statutory right to request a predictable working pattern, ushering in a new era of employment flexibility and security.

The right to request predictable terms and conditions: draft Statutory Code of Practice published

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DBT publishes call for evidence on smarter regulation

Thursday, 26 October 2023

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is seeking views on what aspects of UK regulation work well and what could be improved.

DBT publishes call for evidence on smarter regulation

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Minimum service levels to be set for schools and colleges

Thursday, 26 October 2023

The Government has announced that minimum service levels (MSLs) will be introduced in schools and colleges, following discussions with unions.

Minimum service levels to be set for schools and colleges

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Bonus repayment clause did not constitute a restraint of trade

Thursday, 26 October 2023

The High Court has refused to set aside a statutory demand seeking repayment of an employee's bonus following his resignation. The clause did not constitute a restraint of trade, even though it could have dissuaded the employee from resigning.

Bonus repayment clause did not constitute a restraint of trade

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Equality and Human Rights Commission responds to the Government's Disability Action Plan consultation

Thursday, 19 October 2023

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has responded to the Government's consultation on the proposed 2023-2024 Disability Action Plan.

Equality and Human Rights Commission responds to the Government's Disability Action Plan consultation

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New ICO guidance published on employee monitoring

Thursday, 19 October 2023

Following public consultation, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued new guidance on employee monitoring.

New ICO guidance published on employee monitoring

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Opposition to critical race theory was a protected belief

Thursday, 19 October 2023

In a first instance decision, the Employment Tribunal found that the claimant's opposition to critical race theory was a protected belief.

Opposition to critical race theory was a protected belief

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HMRC updates CEST tool and Employment Status Manual

Thursday, 19 October 2023

HMRC has released CEST 2.0, in an attempt to reduce criticism of the tool.

HMRC updates CEST tool and Employment Status Manual

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Sponsor licence holders asked to update Sponsor Management System to help UKVI conduct more audits remotely

Friday, 13 October 2023

Organisations which hold a sponsor licence are being asked to add Companies House reference numbers and National Insurance Numbers of their Key Personnel to their Sponsor Management System to increase UKVI audit capability.

Sponsor licence holders asked to update Sponsor Management System to help UKVI conduct more audits remotely

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The Supreme Court hands down judgment in case which has significant implications for holiday pay litigation across the UK.

Friday, 13 October 2023

In the long-awaited judgment, the Supreme Court has confirmed that claimants can recover underpaid holiday even where there has been a gap of more than three months between deductions.

The Supreme Court hands down judgment in case which has significant implications for holiday pay litigation across the UK.

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School not vicariously liable for actions of a student who sexually assaulted a pupil during work experience placement

Friday, 13 October 2023

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court decision that a school was not vicariously liable for the wrongdoing of a student, who sexually assaulted one of the school's pupils during a work experience placement.

School not vicariously liable for actions of a student who sexually assaulted a pupil during work experience placement