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Employment Edit - what's new in employment law

Acas publishes guide on changes to TUPE, UNISON’s challenge to employment tribunal fees is dismissed and new rates of SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP announced.
13 February 2014

New rates announced for statutory payments

Increases to the rates of statutory sick pay and the prescribed rate for statutory maternity pay , statutory paternity pay and statutory adoption pay have been announced.
12 February 2014

Confidentiality and the punishment for using your contracting party’s customer lists

When a contractual arrangement breaks down or is terminated, both parties may be tempted to contact their common customers to offer to continue the service. What are the potential pitfalls?
10 February 2014


Changes to TUPE: what you need to know

Our Employment team looks at the changes to the TUPE regulations that came into effect on 31 January 2014 which were not as far reaching as originally proposed and generally welcomed by employers.
30 January 2014


A heat of the moment resignation

Heated discussions can happen in the most harmonious workplaces, leading to on-the-spot resignations employees may later wish to retract. Bowery looks at options for employers in these circumstances.
29 January 2014


Disciplinary action against union reps - handle with care

INEOS' action against union convenor reminded employers that trade union officials are not protected in disciplinary matters. Cameron explores the factors that should shape an employer’s approach.
28 January 2014


In Focus - Employment Law News - Winter 2013/14

Welcome to the Winter 2013/14 edition of In Focus, our quarterly update keeping you informed of developments in employment law.
24 January 2014

How sacred is the day of rest?

An employee’s belief that they should not work on a particular day does not have to be a core part of their religion in order to fall under religious discrimination legislation.
11 December 2013

When can an employer dismiss an employee on the grounds of ill health?

A difficult question for many employers is when can they fairly dismiss an employee who has been absent from work for some time due to ill health?
09 December 2013


The lawyers guide to surviving Christmas

Christmas is full of cheer or potential lawsuits depending on who you are. Shelley Crofts provides her guide to negotiating the festive minefield. Published online by Management Today, December 2013.
09 December 2013

Ensuring temporary workers are trained

The Information Commissioner's Office has recently taken action against Great Ormond Street Hospital following a breach of data protection.
06 December 2013


Administration and TUPE: ETO reason

Administrators can rely on economic, technical or organisational reasons for dismissals before a sale if they enable trading (Court of Appeal in Crystal Palace FC Limited v Kavanagh and others).
02 December 2013
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