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Stuart Swan Posted 8th October 2014 at 16:06pm by Stuart Swan

Government considers widening corporate criminal liability – Expert Comments

A new offence of a corporate failure to prevent economic crime may be introduced by the UK Government.

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Government considers widening corporate criminal liability – Expert Comments
Stuart Swan Posted 8th October 2014 at 16:01pm by Stuart Swan

Government considers widening corporate criminal liability

The UK government is considering creating a new offence of a corporate failure to prevent economic crime.

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Government considers widening corporate criminal liability
Stuart Swan Posted 8th October 2014 at 15:57pm by Stuart Swan

Less than half of successful claimants get their full tribunal award

There are growing concerns about the difficulties faced by successful claimants when trying to enforce tribunal awards.

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Less than half of successful claimants get their full tribunal award
Stuart Swan Posted 8th October 2014 at 15:55pm by Stuart Swan

Shared parental leave and pay – BIS guidance

The Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) has published its Employer’s Technical Guide to Shared Parental Leave and Pay.

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Shared parental leave and pay – BIS guidance
Stuart Swan Posted 8th October 2014 at 15:53pm by Stuart Swan

Employment Law News for October 2014

Employment law news this week includes guidance on shared parental leave and pay, statistics regarding recovery of tribunal awards and consideration being given to widening corporate criminal liability.

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Employment Law News for October 2014
Louise Walker Posted 1st October 2014 at 11:24am by Louise Walker

When two wrongs can make a legal right – Expert Comments

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision ruled that an employer is has a duty to maintain an employees’ trust and confidence for as long as the employment relationship subsists, even if that employee is in material breach of contract.

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When two wrongs can make a legal right – Expert Comments
Louise Walker Posted 1st October 2014 at 11:22am by Louise Walker

When two wrongs can make a legal right

A recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has clarified that even if an employee is in material breach of contract, their employer remains bound by the implied duty to maintain their trust and confidence for as long as the employment relationship subsists.

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When two wrongs can make a legal right
David McRae Posted 25th September 2014 at 10:51am by David McRae

Tribunals must order equal pay audits

A legislative update in 2013 allowed tribunals to be given the power to order an equal pay audit when the employer committed an equal pay breach.

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Tribunals must order equal pay audits
David McRae Posted 25th September 2014 at 10:44am by David McRae

Unfair dismissal protection extended for military reservists

Following the government’s consultation on the future of the UK’s Reserve Forces (the Territorial Army, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Marines Reserve and Royal Auxiliary Air Force), further employment protection has been given to military reservists.

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Unfair dismissal protection extended for military reservists
David McRae Posted 25th September 2014 at 10:42am by David McRae

Antenatal rights to time off for partners of pregnant women

From 1 October a prospective father or the spouse, civil partner or partner of a pregnant woman will be entitled to unpaid time off to attend up to two antenatal appointments.

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Antenatal rights to time off for partners of pregnant women