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Employment Law - What Schools Can Expect in 2018

Wednesday, 07 March 2018

2017 was a significant year for employment law and this looks like it will continue into 2018. We have set out the key employment law issues which might affect schools in 2018.

Employment Law - What Schools Can Expect in 2018

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Collective Consultation - When Must an Employer Consult with Their Employees?

Friday, 02 March 2018

In a recent case involving Keeping Kids Company (KKC), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the Employment Tribunal's (ET) decision that KKC was in breach of its collective consultation obligations.

Collective Consultation - When Must an Employer Consult with Their Employees?

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Upcoming Changes to Termination Payment Tax

Friday, 02 March 2018

The tax treatment of payments in lieu of notice is due to change from 6 April 2018.

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Annual Increase in Tribunal Awards Announced

Friday, 02 March 2018

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018 will come into force on 6 April 2018 and will increase the maximum and minimum tribunal awards.

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Stand-By Time Can Be 'Working Time' - An ECJ Decision

Friday, 02 March 2018

Many businesses and organisations use workers on stand-by during which they are required to be available to undertake work either remotely or by attending at the workplace if contacted.

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Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Published

Friday, 23 February 2018

The draft Regulations propose an increase to the rates of National Minimum Wage (NMW) in accordance with recommendations from the Low Pay Commission.

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Published

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Government Launches New Enquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Friday, 23 February 2018

In response to research pointing to the widespread prevalence of unwanted sexual behaviour at work, the Women and Equalities Committee has launched a full inquiry to investigate sexual harassment in the workplace.

Government Launches New Enquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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Employer Uncertainty in Recruitment of Pregnant Women - Do You Understand the Requirements?

Friday, 23 February 2018

Statistics produced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission ('the Commission') suggest that some employers are unsure of their legal requirements when recruiting pregnant women and new workers.

Employer Uncertainty in Recruitment of Pregnant Women - Do You Understand the Requirements?

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The Government Responds to the Taylor Review

Friday, 16 February 2018

After being published in July last year, the government has now responded to Matthew Taylor's review of the UK labour market and employment practices - the Taylor Review.

Employment Law

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Will an Employer Have Constructive Knowledge of an Employee's Disability Where They Have Relied on Incorrect Medical Evidence?

Friday, 16 February 2018

An employer is not under a duty to make reasonable adjustments if it does not know (actual knowledge) and could not reasonably be expected to know (constructive knowledge) that an individual has a disability...

Discrimination

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April 2018 Increase to Statutory Benefit Payments

Friday, 16 February 2018

Following government plans announced in December last year, the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018 has been published.

Increase to Benefits

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Whistleblowing Compensation - Can a Claimant Claim for Post-Termination Losses?

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

In the recent case of Wilsons Solicitors LLP v Roberts, the Court of Appeal (CoA) determined that post-termination losses could be awarded if they can be attributed to pre-termination detriments.

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

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Retirement and Age Discrimination - Can Transitional Protections to Minimise the Impact of Public Sector Pension Reforms Be Justified?

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

In two recent decisions, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the introduction of transitional provisions announced as a result of the major reforms to both the Firefighters' Pension Scheme and the Judicial Pension Scheme.

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

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Can Compensation for Injury to Feelings Be Awarded in Working Time Detriment Claims?

Thursday, 08 February 2018

Yes, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue v Mansell ("the Fire Service").

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

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Discrimination Claims and Time Limits - What Amounts to Conduct Extending Over a Period?

Thursday, 08 February 2018

Can the entirety of a disciplinary process amount to 'conduct extending over a period', thus preventing a claim from being out of time? We discuss this in relation to the recent Hale v Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust case.

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.