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David Reid Posted 29th May 2015 at 12:24pm by David Reid

Employment Law News for May 2015

In this news update we look at public interest disclosures and when employers must consult collectively about redundancies. 

 

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Employment Law News for May 2015
David Reid Posted 29th May 2015 at 12:20pm by David Reid

How public does a Public Interest Disclosure need to be?

Generally speaking, UK whistleblowing laws have sought to enable workers to raise concerns about the acts, omissions and dealings of their employers, without fear of repercussion.

 

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How public does a Public Interest Disclosure need to be?
David Reid Posted 29th May 2015 at 12:12pm by David Reid

ECJ clarifies rules on when employers must consult collectively about redundancies

Where an employer is proposing to dismiss 20 or more people at one establishment they are required by law to undertake a collective consultation process with staff. This UK law is derived from the European Collective Redundancy Directive but our domestic law differs in some important respects from the directive it is supposed to implement.

 

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ECJ clarifies rules on when employers must consult collectively about redundancies
David Reid Posted 29th May 2015 at 12:02pm by David Reid

How public does a Public Interest Disclosure need to be?

This EAT decision substantially limits the ‘public interest’ test and opens the door to claimants arguing that a disclosure which, perhaps even admittedly, has been primarily motivated by personal considerations, nevertheless satisfies the public interest requirement.

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How public does a Public Interest Disclosure need to be?
Louise Walker Posted 21st April 2015 at 11:05am by Louise Walker

What can you do to prepare for Employment Law changes - April 2015?

On 5 April 2015 a number of changes were made to employment law, requiring employers to update their HR related policies in order to ensure continued compliance with legislation.

 

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What can you do to prepare for Employment Law changes - April 2015?
Louise Walker Posted 21st April 2015 at 11:00am by Louise Walker

Adoption

From 5 April 2015, employees will no longer require to have 26 weeks’ service with their employer before being eligible for adoption leave.

 

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Adoption
Louise Walker Posted 21st April 2015 at 10:50am by Louise Walker

Parental Leave

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Parental Leave
Louise Walker Posted 21st April 2015 at 10:39am by Louise Walker

Shared Parental Leave and Pay (SPLP)

One of the most significant changes being introduced this year will be the new system of SPLP,  which will apply to births and adoptions (including adoptions from outside the UK) from 5 April 2015 onwards and replace the current additional paternity leave regime.

 

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Shared Parental Leave and Pay (SPLP)
Louise Walker Posted 21st April 2015 at 10:35am by Louise Walker

Employment Law News for April 2015

Updates to family-friendly employment law changes.

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Employment Law News for April 2015
Gillian Melville Posted 25th March 2015 at 16:29pm by Gillian Melville

Employment Law News for March 2015

Updates to Zero Hours Contracts and the National Minimum Wage.

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Employment Law News for March 2015