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New Proposals to Enforce the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

Friday, 11 September 2015

On 1 September 2015, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced measures to increase compliance with the national minimum wage (NMW) and national living wage (NLW).


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Indirect Discrimination - Extending the Scope of Protection?

Friday, 04 September 2015

The recent European Court of Justice's (ECJ) decision in CHEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria AD v Komisia za zashtita ot diskriminatsia has extended the coverage of indirect discrimination in the context of the provision of goods and services.


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Potential Changes to Apprenticeship Rules - Should large employers help fund apprenticeship schemes?

Friday, 04 September 2015

On 21 August 2015, the government launched a consultation about, amongst other things, the introduction of an apprenticeship levy on large employers to fund apprenticeship training through 'digital vouchers'.


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Illegal Working - Update

Friday, 04 September 2015

The government has put forward new measures which could see businesses closed down for up to 48 hours whilst investigations in relation to illegal workers are carried out.


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Tribunal Fees - Unison's Challenge Dismissed By Court of Appeal

Friday, 28 August 2015

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the trade union Unison's challenge to the lawfulness of fees in employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).


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Subject Access Requests - High Court Considers Motive and Proportionality

Friday, 28 August 2015

Individuals have a right to the information which an organisation holds about them under the Data Protection Act. This is known as a 'subject access request' or SAR.


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What happens to an employee's continuity of employment on the transfer of an undertaking?

Friday, 21 August 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the 'time of the transfer' can include a date over a month before the date the actual transfer takes place.


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Review of Tier 2 - Analysis of Salary Thresholds

Friday, 21 August 2015

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is consulting on its review of the Tier 2 route and deciding on what salary thresholds should be imposed.


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Right to be Accompanied in Investigatory Meetings

Friday, 21 August 2015

The High Court has held that a university's refusal to allow an employee to be accompanied by a representative of a professional defence organisation at an investigation meeting was unfair and breached the implied term of trust and confidence.


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Social Media - Be Careful What You Post For

Friday, 14 August 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a dismissal for derogatory comments about an employer on Facebook was fair.


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Agency Workers - Right to Be Informed of Permanent Vacancies

Friday, 14 August 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered whether the right of agency workers to be informed about permanent vacancies extends to being considered for any permanent vacancy on an equal footing with permanent employees at risk of redundancy.


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Reimbursement of Fees Paid by Union

Friday, 14 August 2015

Can a number of discrete fixed-term contracts be linked by a series of similar acts of less favourable treatment spanning the entire period of the engagement?


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Illegal Working - Is your workplace at risk in the government crackdown?

Friday, 14 August 2015

On 10 August 2015, the Government announced a crackdown on businesses that employ illegal workers.


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Public Sector Exit Payments - The end of the six figure pay-out?

Friday, 14 August 2015

In May, the government announced its proposal to introduce a cap of £95,000 on exit payments for public sector employees, following a review of the total cost of exit payments with the public sector.


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Shared Parental Leave - What You Need to Know

Friday, 07 August 2015

The Shared Parental Leave provisions came into force in April 2015 and as such you may be receiving Shared Parental Leave requests from your employees.