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Collective redundancy opinion may reverse 2013 decision

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The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has made a recommendation on the ‘Woolworths’ collective redundancy issue.  In his opinion, UK employers should not be obliged to consult collectively about redundancies across multiple...

TUPE Demystified

Phil Cookson
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What is TUPE? TUPE is an acronym for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. Where TUPE applies, employees automatically transfer from one employer to another with their terms of employment and continuity of service...

Bribery Act 2010 Update

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The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced that three people have been convicted and sentenced as part of its investigation into the Sustainable Growth Group (SGG), including its subsidiaries, Sustainable AgroEnergy plc (SAE) and Sustainable Wealth (UK)...

Post-judgment holiday pay claims limited to two years

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Over the Christmas period the Government announced that holiday pay claims made since the recent landmark judgement (see our blog here and here) will only be able to stretch back two years. The announcement followed the decision that holiday pay should...

Is obesity a disability?

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It has long been publicised that being overweight or obese can have an impact upon health and wellbeing but the issue has now been caused to be considered the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) in the context of employment and disability...

Party policies

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With Christmas officially here (according to many of our high street shops), our thoughts turn to office-organised seasonal festivities. There are many horror stories about office parties and their implications for employers, but you should not be afraid of...

Holiday Pay - Update

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Hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement that holiday pay should include overtime payments, further details have emerged of the Employment Appeal Tribunal's ruling. The key points are: Workers are entitled to be paid a sum of money to reflect...

Holiday pay and overtime

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The Employment Appeals Tribunal has today announced that overtime payments should be taken in to account when calculating holiday pay - currently only basic pay counts when it is calculated. Whilst the full details of the ruling have yet to be released,...

ACAS guide to shared parental leave

Phil Cookson
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ACAS has just published its guide to the forthcoming changes in parental leave which come in to force from 5th April 2015. It gives advice on how employees can make requests and how employers can ensure they deal with requests fairly. The new regulations...

Time off to ante-natal appointments

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From 1 October 2014 expectant fathers, or the partner of a pregnant woman, will be entitled to take unpaid time off work to accompany the woman to up to 2 of her ante-natal appointments. The core details: There is no qualifying period for the right for...

Social media policies in the news

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The news that hundreds of police officers are being investigated for breach of social media policies again shows the importance of having a set of guidelines in place. A social media policy sets out rules for employees on the use of social media both in and...

Exclusivity clauses

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Business Secretary Vince Cable has today announced plans to ban exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. Some employers who use zero hours contracts to balance their workforce with business requirements include an exclusivity clause which prevents the...

Holiday pay and commission

Phil Cookson
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The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers must include commission in holiday pay. The case on which they were ruling (Lock v British Gas) concerned an employee whose income was made up of a basic salary plus commission based on the sales he...

World Cup fever

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Tuesday 24th June 2014 at 5pm may seem like a long way away, but it's a time and date HR teams need to consider now. Why? Because it's the kick-off of England's final group game at this year's Football World Cup when they face Costa Rica...

April employment law changes

Phil Cookson
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It is usual for April to be the start date for changes in employment law and this year is no different. Below is a brief summary of the changes coming in to force in April 2014. Statutory Sick Pay From 6 April, the rate of Statutory Sick Pay increases...

New date for flexible working changes

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Following on from the announcement of a delay in the right for all employees to request flexible working, the Government has just confirmed the revised date for the introduction of the new measures.   From 30th June 2014 all employees will have the...

Delay in flexible working changes

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As previewed in our previous e-briefing here, the Government had planned to introduce the right for all employees to request flexible working from 6th April this year. The latest news is that this has been delayed, and the Department for Business Innovation...

2014 Employment law changes

Phil Cookson
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The first half of 2014 sees a number of employment law changes coming in to force. Most have been well publicised, and employers should already be aware of them, but in case some have passed you by, the key points can be summarised as follows: Automatic...

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