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Arbitration Clauses in the Workplace

Friday, 20 October 2017

Following an agreement with Thomas Cook to enter into a binding arbitration, Thomas Cook pilots have recently called off plans for eight days of strikes.

Arbitration Clauses in the Workplace

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New Leave Allowance For Grieving Parents

Friday, 20 October 2017

The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave Bill) was published by the government on 13 October 2017 and aims to grant bereaved parents, who have lost a child under the age of 18, two weeks' paid leave.

New Leave Allowance For Grieving Parents

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Gender Segregation was Direct Discrimination

Friday, 20 October 2017

The Court of Appeal (CA) held that gender segregation within a co-educational school amounted to direct discrimination...

Gender Segregation was Direct Discrimination

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Can a Disciplinary Investigation Ever Be too Thorough?

Friday, 13 October 2017

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision found that including information about past incidents of poor performance in an investigation report will not necessarily render a decision to dismiss for gross misconduct unfair.

Can a Disciplinary Investigation Ever Be too Thorough?

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What Can Employers Learn from the Collapse of Monarch?

Friday, 13 October 2017

The Unite union is launching legal action on behalf of more than 1,800 staff who were made redundant as a result of the collapse of the airline company, Monarch.

What Can Employers Learn from the Collapse of Monarch?

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Survey Highlights Scale of Tier 2 Sponsor Compliance Failings - Are Your Sponsored Overseas Workers at Risk?

Friday, 13 October 2017

Immigration compliance can be a complex issue for many employers, particularly those holding a Tier 2 licence in order to sponsor skilled workers from overseas.

Survey Highlights Scale of Tier 2 Sponsor Compliance Failings - Are Your Sponsored Overseas Workers at Risk?

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Short Extension to Window for Healthcare Employers to Deal with Minimum Wage for Sleep-In Staff

Friday, 13 October 2017

The government has announced that it will continue to suspend the enforcement of national minimum wage in respect of sleep-in shifts for healthcare providers.

Short Extension to Window for Healthcare Employers to Deal with Minimum Wage for Sleep-In Staff

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Can You Discipline Employees for Their Conduct Outside of Work?

Friday, 06 October 2017

You will probably have seen the recent reports of England cricketer Ben Stokes, who was left out of the fourth one-day international against the West Indies following his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in an incident outside a nightclub

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Data Security - The Consequences of Getting It Wrong

Friday, 06 October 2017

A recent case regarding an employee who unlawfully obtained personal data demonstrates the potential consequences employees may face and the importance of employers having robust procedures in place around information security.

Data Security - The Consequences of Getting It Wrong

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Tax Evasion - New Corporate Offences Under Criminal Finances Act 2017

Friday, 06 October 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 contains two new corporate offences of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.

Tax Evasion

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Self-Employed or a Worker? Employment Tribunal Rules Against Addison Lee

Friday, 06 October 2017

An Employment Tribunal has ruled that three drivers working for Addison Lee are 'workers' and not independent contractors, despite their contracts stating otherwise.

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National Living Wage - Could You Be Underpaying Your Workers?

Friday, 29 September 2017

You may be aware of recent high profile cases involving retailers such as John Lewis, Argos and Tesco in which the payment of the national living wage (NLW) has been questioned

National Living Wage - Could You Be Underpaying Your Workers?

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Are Zero Hours Contracts Becoming a Thing of the Past?

Friday, 29 September 2017

Recent statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that the number of workers on zero hours contracts has dropped to the lowest level in over three years.

Are Zero Hours Contracts Becoming a Thing of the Past?

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Employers Beware: Why an Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause Won't Always Work

Friday, 29 September 2017

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that an exclusive jurisdiction clause in Ryanair cabin crew contracts of employment, which said that only the Irish courts had jurisdiction with regard to any claims made by Ryanair's employees...

Employers Beware: Why an Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause Won't Always Work