15 January 2015

Welcome to Employment Edit, our regular update giving the pick of the key developments in employment law from the last couple of weeks:

  • Overseas employees – The EAT has held that an employee who was permitted to work remotely in Australia for a British company was able to bring unfair dismissal and whistleblowing claims in the UK employment tribunal. The employee was performing work for the benefit of the company’s London operations and, after originally working in London, had been allowed to work in Australia for family reasons. Such cases will always be very fact specific but employers should be aware of the risk of such claims. Lodge v Dignity & Choice in Dying.
  • Shared parental leave – BIS has launched an online calculator to help parents calculate their leave and pay entitlements for maternity, paternity and shared parental leave and has also revised its Shared parental leave and pay: employers' technical guide.
  • Sickness absence – The government has published Guidance for employers on the new Fit for Work service that is being rolled out over the next few months with full implementation planned for the end of May 2015.
  • Immigration – BIS has updated its Employers’ guide to right to work checks.
  • Employment tribunal fees – Unison has been granted permission to appeal the High Court's decision to dismiss its second judicial review application challenging the legality of employment tribunal fees.

If you would like more information, or specific advice, please contact Roger Bull or get in contact with your usual Burges Salmon representative. 

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