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Employment issues that should be borne in mind

As businesses and organisations gear up for Christmas – what employment issues should be borne in mind? Staffing An agency might be your first port of call for additional staff. Remember that agency workers now acquire the following rights from the first…

Avoiding Christmas calamities!

As hotels, restaurants and other retailers gear up for Christmas – what employment issues should be borne in mind? Staffing An agency might be your first port of call for additional staff. Remember that agency workers now acquire the following rights from…

Gold Plated TUPE 2006

We highlight the Government’s response to its consultation on the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE). We set out further details in this briefing. Background Employers have been dealing with the vagaries of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of…

Refusing an offer of suitable alternative employment

In this month’s Enews we consider whether an employee acted reasonably in refusing an offer of ‘suitable alternative employment’; whether a failure to properly deal with an employee’s grievance amounted to a breach of the implied term of trust and…

Park Cakes Limited v Shumba and Others (2013)

In this month’s E-News, we consider whether a practice of making enhanced redundancy payments can amount to an entitlement to a contractual payment; whether overtime payments should be included when calculating a workers’ holiday pay and finally, whether a dismissal…

Settling disputes is in everyone’s interest!

Monday 29 July 2013 saw the implementation of the latest wave of the Government’s employment law changes. In summary they are: The introduction of fees in the employment tribunal and employment appeal tribunal Pre-termination settlement negotiations no longer admissible Compromise agreements to be…

Contract Bottling Ltd v Cave

We consider whether an employee can be dismissed for redundancy where their job remains, but the requirements of the business require a reduction in the number of different employees. We also look at UNISON’s application for Judicial Review of the…