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Mar
11
2011

Lord Sugar says employers should be able to ask applicants about pregnancy and children
#Employment

Lord Sugar has said that laws banning employers from asking women about children and childcare plans during job interviews are counterproductive....

Mar
10
2011

Current Employment Tribunal system receives further criticism from employers
#Employment

A survey compiled by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development heaps more criticism on the current Employment Tribunal System....

Mar
09
2011

New Boost for Community Ownership - New Powers for Local Communities to Buy and Sell Property
#Real Estate

On 8 February the Government issued a press release announcing that local communities will have the ability to rent, sell or share community owned property purchased with monies received from Central Government, such as council buildings, shops and business parks....

Mar
09
2011

Female unemployment on the rise
#Employment

According to figures published by the TUC at the opening of the TUC Women`s Conference in Eastbourne this week, female unemployment has risen by 71,000 over the past year....

Mar
08
2011

BRC calls for support of retail businesses
#Employment

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for the Chancellor to assist retail business....

Mar
08
2011

Charlie Sheen fired from Two and a Half Men
#Employment

Actor Charlie Sheen has reportedly been fired from the hit US sitcom Two and a Half Men by Warner Bros Television....

Mar
07
2011

Overwhelming Yes in Wales Referendum
#Employment

On Friday 3rd March 2011, Wales voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Assembly being granted direct law-making powers. "To demand respect you must first display self-respect," said the Deputy First Minister, Ieuan Wyn Jones. "Today we have done just that."...

Mar
03
2011

Proposed reform of the Brussels Regulation
#Dispute Resolution

When the political entity which became the European Union was created in the 1950`s, one of its major innovations was to provide for the easy enforcement of Judgments between member states....

Mar
03
2011

Binding contracts created by email
#Dispute Resolution

In the recent decision of Nicholas Prestige Homes -v- Neal (2010) the Court of Appeal confirmed that a contract will be validly created by an email exchange between the parties....

Mar
03
2011

Update and clarification on recoverability of damages
#Dispute Resolution

When companies do business with one or another there is nearly always a contract involved. Differences often arise between the parties and ultimately one party may deem the other`s behaviour to be such that it has breached the contract and sues the breaching party for losses it has suffered....

Mar
03
2011

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme - an overview
#Real Estate

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is the UK-wide mandatory emissions trading scheme, which applies to large businesses and public sector organisations and which came into operation on 1 April 2010....

Feb
28
2011

Muffin eating did not justify dismissal
#Employment

The ET has held in Medhin v Compass Group UK & Ireland Ltd t/a Restaurant Associates ET/2300304/10 that an employee who was dismissed for eating a muffin was unfairly dismissed....

Feb
28
2011

Launch of Forbury Investment Network in Wales
#Environment

We are hosting a networking event in Swansea to launch Forbury Investment Network in Wales on Tuesday 15th March....

Feb
25
2011

Dismissal for posting negative comments on Facebook held to be unfair
#Employment

In Stephens v Halfords plc ET/1700796/10 the Tribunal has held that an employee`s dismissal for posting negative comments on Facebook was unfair....

Feb
24
2011

Had it occurred to you that bankruptcy might be a consequence of losing a Tribunal claim?
#Employment

It has been reported that a former MP, Jim Devine, has been declared bankrupt after he failed to pay the compensation awarded by a Scottish Employment Tribunal in the sum of £35,000 to his ex Office Manager....

Feb
24
2011

Just what is a chancel search?
#Real Estate

It may seem medieval that even now a private householder can be personally liable for paying for repairs to the chancel, being the eastern part of their local church, but it is a very real possibility....

Feb
23
2011

Severe Consequences of Homophobic Banter in the Workplace
#Employment

The BBC reported dozens of stickers circulated around gay pubs in Shoreditch and outside a Whitechapel school, consisting of numerous homophobic messages (‘Gay Free Zone`) and a reference to the Islamic Koran to support it....

Feb
17
2011

Child Nurseries Agreement
#Corporate

Clarkslegal has acted for the shareholders of Buffer Bear and Childcare Partners Limited in the transfer of ownership to Mid-Counties Cooperative Limited....

Feb
17
2011

Right to request time off for training is not going to be extended to all employees
#Employment

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has just announced that the right to request time off for training is not going to be extended to all employees from April 2011....

Feb
16
2011

More uncertainty over abolishing the default retirement age
#Employment

There is some uncertainty circulating regarding the transitional provisions abolishing the default retirement age, which are expected to be published later this week. There is some suggestion that the transitional provisions will provide for the default retirement age to survive until 6th April 2012 (not 30th September 2011 as previously thought), provided the employee has reached 65 on or before 30th September 2011. This may just mean that employees can work for an extra 6 months but all other requirements for issuing notice by 30 March 2011 etc stay the same? Or will this date now be 5 April 2011?...

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