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Nov
25
2016

EU General Data Protection Regulations in a (nearly) post-Brexit UK…
#Employment

Earlier in the year and before the Brexit results were announced we blogged on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the Regulation) and the impact that this would have on employers going forward. But, what’s the story now the UK has voted to leave the EU - will the Regulation still apply to the UK?...

Nov
25
2016

Insensitive decisions could lead to unfair dismissals
#Employment

In Thomas v BNP Paribas Real Estate, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a Tribunal’s finding that a redundancy process was ‘insensitive and perfunctory’ did not easily sit with its ultimate decision that the process was reasonable and the dismissal fair. ...

Nov
25
2016

Tribunal runs out of patience for litigant in person
#Employment

In Liddington v 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld an Employment Tribunal’s (ET) decision to award costs against the Claimant, who was acting in person....

Nov
23
2016

Paris Saint Germain’s Serge Aurier Denied UK Visa
#Immigration #Employment

The Guardian 22 Nov 2016 reported that Paris Saint Germain defender, Serge Aurier, has been refused permission by the Home Office to travel to England for today’s Champions League match against Arsenal....

Nov
23
2016

JCT launch of the Standard Building Contract 2016 edition
#Construction

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has published the third of its 2016 edition of contracts, the JCT Standard Building Contract suite....

Nov
18
2016

Bereavement leave for parents
#Employment

Unlike many other countries, in the UK there is no minimum entitlement to bereavement leave. There is a requirement for an employer to give unpaid emergency leave to take action required due to a dependent’s death but this is only expected to cover leave for funeral arrangements rather than actual time to grieve. ...

Nov
18
2016

Segregation by gender not sex discrimination
#Employment

Treating male and female staff differently will not be direct sex discrimination, unless one group is treated less favourably than the other as a result....

Nov
18
2016

Don’t ask don’t get? Not according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal…
#Employment

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in Grange v Abellio London, has ruled that an employee does not have to actually request a rest break before making a claim that they have been refused rest breaks....

Nov
17
2016

Acceptable investments for Entrepreneur visa applicants
#Immigration #UK Immigration #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Franchising

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa route is for non-European migrants who want to invest in the UK by setting up or taking over and being actively involved in the running of a business or businesses here. The UK is one of the most open economies in the world and applicants can generally invest in most types of businesses but there are some exceptions....

Nov
16
2016

Collaboration in Supply Chains
#Employment

The importance of enhanced collaborative working with suppliers is that it may provide a more trustworthy system of engagement, to include the workforce of the suppliers. ...

Nov
15
2016

The Continuing Dangers of Acting on a Letter of Intent
#Commercial #Construction

Letters of Intent (LOI) are much used by parties at the start of their contractual relationship – usually where there is a need to place orders or start work but the contract and its terms have not been fully finalised....

Nov
11
2016

TUC: Workers paying the price for tribunal fees
#Employment

New figures published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) show that the number of claims challenging unfair dismissals and discrimination at work has fallen by 9,000 a month and blames this reduction on the introduction of employment tribunal fees in July 2013....

Nov
11
2016

Trade Union Detriments: Burden of Proof
#Employment

In Dahou v Serco Ltd, Mr Dahou alleged that he had not been dismissed for the gross misconduct alleged but due to his trade union activities....

Nov
10
2016

Home Office’s Online Permanent Residence service for EEA Nationals
#Immigration #Employment #UK Immigration #Clarkslegal

EEA or Swiss nationals wishing to apply for a Permanent Residence document can now do so using the Home Office’s new online service. The service which was introduced last month, can be used by most EEA nationals. It does not, however, apply to students or those who are self-sufficient and are either reliant on a family member for support or are financially responsible for any other family members....

Nov
07
2016

Major changes for Lasting Powers of Attorney
#Private Client

The High Court recently reversed a decision made by Senior Judge Lush in the Court of Protection concerning the joint appointment of attorneys in Lasting Powers of Attorney. (Miles and another v Public Guardian [2015] EWHC 2960 (Ch).)...

Nov
04
2016

Rising earnings for the low-paid
#Employment

Figures released this week from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a trend of rising earnings for the low-paid....

Nov
04
2016

‘Bert and Ernie’ cake gives bakers food for thought…
#Employment

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has upheld the decision that a bakery which refused to fulfil an order for a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage amounted to sexual orientation discrimination....

Nov
04
2016

Grouping misconduct – a cautionary tale…
#Employment

In Broecker v Metroline Travel Limited, Mr Broecker was dismissed from his role as a bus driver for misconduct reasons. His employer specified four separate acts of misconduct: two for not following company policy when reporting bus faults and two for making unnecessary journeys after discovering a potential fault....

Nov
04
2016

New pre-action protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes
#Construction

TeCSA has released the new Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering disputes, which is expected to come into force on 9 November....

Nov
04
2016

Business Immigration Update: Changes to Tier 2 Route Announced for 24 November 2016
#Immigration

Yesterday, the UK government announced changes to the immigration rules which will affect Tier 2 visa applications made on or after 24 November 2016....

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