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Gillian Melville Posted 22nd July 2014 at 09:54am by Gillian Melville

Changes to 'right to work checks'

All employers have a duty under the Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 to prevent illegal working by carrying out certain checks on prospective employees. These checks involve obtaining particular original immigration documents from the employee, checking those documents and copying them.

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Changes to 'right to work checks'
Gillian Melville Posted 14th July 2014 at 09:39am by Gillian Melville

Employment Law News During July 2014

Employment law news this week includes EAT decision in Seldon, new flexible working laws now in force and upcoming amendments to TUPE regulations.

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Employment Law News During July 2014
Gillian Melville Posted 14th July 2014 at 09:38am by Gillian Melville

Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upholds Seldon

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently upheld the decision that a law firm’s compulsory retirement age of 65 was not discriminatory as it could be objectively justified as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

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Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upholds Seldon
Gillian Melville Posted 14th July 2014 at 09:38am by Gillian Melville

Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upholds Seldon – Expert Comments

The EAT has recently upheld a decision that a law firm’s compulsory retirement age was not discriminatory.

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Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upholds Seldon – Expert Comments
Gillian Melville Posted 14th July 2014 at 09:37am by Gillian Melville

New flexible working law now in force

Previously announced amendments to flexible working rights came into effect on 30 June 2014.

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New flexible working law now in force
Gillian Melville Posted 14th July 2014 at 09:36am by Gillian Melville

Amendment to TUPE regulations coming into force on 31 July 2014

On 31 July 2014 an amendment to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) will come into effect.

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Amendment to TUPE regulations coming into force on 31 July 2014
David Reid Posted 27th June 2014 at 16:03pm by David Reid

Employment Law News During June 2014

News in employment law this week includes exclusivity clauses to be banned in zero hours contracts and ECJ decision that commission must now be included in holiday pay calculations.

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Employment Law News During June 2014
David Reid Posted 27th June 2014 at 16:02pm by David Reid

Commission must be included in holiday pay calculations

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that employees in the UK are entitled to have any commission they regularly earn taken into account for the purposes of calculating their holiday pay. This decision appears to overrule previous contrary judgments in the UK appellate courts.

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Commission must be included in holiday pay calculations
David Reid Posted 27th June 2014 at 16:02pm by David Reid

Exclusivity clauses to be banned in zero hours contracts

The government’s new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has been published. Its headline employment law measure is to make any clause in a zero hours contract of employment that purports to stop the worker working for anyone else void.

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Exclusivity clauses to be banned in zero hours contracts
David McRae Posted 16th June 2014 at 12:50pm by David McRae

Big News in Employment Law During June 2014

The big news in employment law this week includes the owner of an insolvent company being entitled to statutory redundancy payment and a case in which the Court of Appeal found the duty to make reasonable adjustments does not extend to disabled relatives.

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Big News in Employment Law During June 2014