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National Minimum Wage - Increases for Certain Groups

Thursday, 24 March 2016

The government has announced that from 1 October 2016, National Minimum Wage rates are to be increased for certain groups.


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Will there still be a service provision change under TUPE where only part of the activities transfer?

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Potentially, yes, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Arch Initiatives v Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust & or.


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Discrimination - can knowledge of disability be imputed to decision makers?

Thursday, 24 March 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in Gallop v Newport City Council has held that knowledge of a disability cannot be imputed from one part of an employer organisation to the ultimate decision maker.


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Budget 2016 - What you Need to Know about Employment

Thursday, 24 March 2016

A summary of the key points of interest from the Budget, announced on 16 March 2016 in respect of employment rights, employment law and tax.


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No Age Discrimination when Employer Stopped Permanent Health insurance at age 60

Thursday, 24 March 2016

In Smith v Gartner UK Limited, the employer succeeded in striking out a claim of unlawful deduction from wages and age discrimination based on the cessation of permanent health insurance (PHI) benefits at the age of 60 (rather than 65).


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Government Attempts to Soften the Impact of the Trade Union Bill

Friday, 18 March 2016

The government has proposed a number of amendments to the Trade Union Bill to lessen the impact of its proposals.


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Discontinuing Salary Sacrifice Schemes During Maternity Leave

Friday, 18 March 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that it is not discriminatory to discontinue childcare vouchers during maternity leave.


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When is an employer's discretion to award commission limited?

Friday, 18 March 2016

The Court of Appeal has found that the High Court was entitled to increase an employee's commission level, where the employer could not provide evidence of the decision making process behind the way that it had allocated commission.


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Changes to Limits on Tribunal Awards and Statutory Payments

Friday, 18 March 2016

Tribunal compensation limits and statutory payments will increase from 6 April 2016.


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'Pulling a Sickie' Can Lead to Dismissal

Friday, 18 March 2016

In Metroline West Ltd v Ajaj, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employee can be dismissed for gross misconduct when 'pulling a sickie'.


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Bristol Company Introduces New Approach to Flexible Working

Friday, 11 March 2016

A company in Bristol is believed to be the first in the UK to introduce a 'period policy'.


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Avoiding Discriminatory Job Adverts - New Guidance Published

Friday, 11 March 2016

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published new best practice guidance on avoiding unlawful discrimination in advertisements.


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Prisons, Petrol Stations and Vicarious Liability

Friday, 11 March 2016

The Supreme Court has given two complementary judgments exploring issues of vicarious liability.


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New Regulation of Recruitment Agencies and Overseas Recruitment - Response to Consultation

Friday, 11 March 2016

On 25 February, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills published the government's response to the consultation on reforming the regulatory framework for the recruitment sector and proposal to prohibit European Economic Area only recruitment.


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Must employers tell employees about ill-health pension options in cases of redundancy?

Friday, 04 March 2016

Unless a member applies for ill-health pension, there is no duty on the employer to advise him or her of the option to take ill-health retirement.