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Apr
02
2012

Statutory Retirement cases not yet a thing of the past
#Employment

The Court of Appeal has now heard the appeal in the case of R&R Plant (Peterborough) Ltd v Bailey and has upheld the EAT`s decision from last year....

Apr
02
2012

When is the obligation to collectively consult triggered?
#Employment

In the case of the United States of America v Nolan, the Advocate General considered when the obligation to consult workforce representatives arises in the context of a collective redundancy....

Mar
30
2012

Employmentbuddy App
#Employment

Employmentbuddy, our online employment law resource has just launched a smart phone App, based on our Employment Law Facts & Figures brochure....

Mar
29
2012

Employmentbuddy App is launched
#Employment

Employmentbuddy is delighted to announce the launch of the Employmentbuddy App You can simply click on the following links to download the respective app for your mobile device: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/employmentbuddy/id511309045?ls=1&mt=8 Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.employmentbuddy.app   BlackBerry App: http://appworl...

Mar
29
2012

Changes to the Immigration Rules - April 2012
#Employment

A number of changes to the Immigration Rules have been announced this month, many of which will come into effect on 6 April 2012. However, some of the changes to the Tier 2 category will affect those who were granted a Tier 2 visa on or after 6 April 2011. A summary of the key changes is set out below.   Changes to Tier 1 (High Value Migrants)   Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) route will close to ne...

Mar
29
2012

London 2012 and beyond
#Employment

In recent weeks details of the Olympic Torch Relay have been announced and the Team GB kit has been launched....

Mar
29
2012

Draft Bill which suspends Sunday Trading Laws during Olympics and Paralympics has its first Reading in House of Lords
#Employment

The proposed Sunday Trading Bill, which will suspend Sunday Trading Laws during London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics games had its first reading in the House of Lords today....

Mar
28
2012

Court of Appeal considers whether cost considerations can justify discrimination
#Employment

In Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust the Court of Appeal upheld the view of the tribunal that a redundancy dismissal, of which the purpose was to avoid the cost of an enhanced pension if the employee was still employed at the age of 50, was justified age discrimination....

Mar
28
2012

Deaf diplomat `forced to quit` after Foreign Office refused to pay for £500,000 lip reader
#Employment

Jane Cordell who is deaf had been employed as a diplomat by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for a decade. In 2010 she was offered a posting as an ambassador in Kazakhstan but the FCO subsequently withdrew the offer because a lip reader was too expensive....

Mar
27
2012

Abandoning Claims at the Tribunal
#Employment

In Segor v Goodrich Actuation Systems the EAT considered how a tribunal must approach the scenario where a party seems to be seeking to withdraw, abandon or concede part of their case. The EAT  has concluded that this must be considered very carefully....

Mar
27
2012

Work related stress set to rise according to European workers
#Employment

According to results from the 2nd European Opinion Poll on Occupational Safety and Health on behalf of the European Agency for Safety and Health and Work, work related stress is a major concern for employees across Europe.  80% of workers taking part in the survey believe there will be an increase in the number of employees suffering from work related stress over the next five years.  According...

Mar
22
2012

HMRC publishes guidance on Dual Contract Arrangements
#Employment

Guidance on Dual Contract Arrangements has been published by HMRC....

Mar
22
2012

Supercars and Charity Drinks - Clarkslegal LLP and Lancaster Reading, part of the Jardine Motor Group
#Clarkslegal

On behalf of Clarkslegal and our associated companies Forbury Environmental and Forbury People, we would like to invite you to our forthcoming charity drinks event, to be held on Thursday 26th April, from 7.00pm...

Mar
21
2012

Budget 2012
#Employment

The key Employment related points from George Osborne`s 2012 Budget are:...

Mar
21
2012

Marital Discrimination
#Employment

In Hawkins v Atex Group, the EAT ruled that it is not unlawful discrimination on the grounds of marital status if a spouse is dismissed due to being married to a particular person.  However, the dismissal would be unlawful if the ground for the less favourable treatment was specifically due to the marriage, as opposed to a close relationship which takes the form of marriage. Mrs Hawkins was empl...

Mar
20
2012

Credit Hire Companies -v- the Motor Insurance Market
#Dispute Resolution

When someone is an innocent victim in a motor accident, they are generally entitled to a replacement vehicle whilst their damaged vehicle is being repaired and to recover the costs from the other driver`s insurer. To avoid the upfront hire charges, some people choose to hire the replacement vehicle on credit terms from a credit hire company and leave it to them to recover the hire costs from the other driver`s insurer through the Court if necessary....

Mar
19
2012

National Minimum Wage Rates 2012/13
#Employment

The Government has announced the 2012/13 National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates, which will come into effect on 1 October 2012: The adult rate will increase by 11p to £6.19 an hour The rate for 18-20 year olds will remain at £4.98 an hour The rate for 16-17 year olds will remain at £3.68 an hour The rate for apprentices will increase by 5p to £2.65 an hour and The accommodation offset wil...

Mar
15
2012

Government seeks views on dismissal rules
#Employment

The government has today announced proposals to examine workplace dismissal procedure for small businesses with a publication of a Call for Evidence. The government are seeking views from employers, employees and interested parties on two measures....

Mar
14
2012

How often are hearings postponed? Statistics on postponement
#Employment

Tribunals in England and Wales now have a policy of listing standard unfair dismissal claims for a one day hearing within 16 weeks of issue by the Employment Tribunal....

Mar
14
2012

HS2 and Compulsory Purchase
#Real Estate

On 10 January 2012, the Secretary of State for Transport announced the government`s long awaited decision on its proposals for High Speed 2 "HS2"....

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