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Gillian Cumming Posted 18th September 2014 at 09:21am by Gillian Cumming

Countdown to Shared Parental Leave – Expert Comments

Employees whose Expected Week of Childbirth (EWC) is on or after 5 April 2015 may be eligible for Shared Parental Leave.

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Countdown to Shared Parental Leave – Expert Comments
Gillian Cumming Posted 18th September 2014 at 09:17am by Gillian Cumming

Countdown to Shared Parental Leave

This month marks the beginning of the introduction of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) for employees whose Expected Week of Childbirth (EWC) is on or after 5 April 2015.

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Countdown to Shared Parental Leave
David Reid Posted 15th September 2014 at 11:00am by David Reid

Exclusivity clauses to be banned in zero hours contracts

The business secretary, Vince Cable, has announced proposals that exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts will become void and unenforceable.

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Exclusivity clauses to be banned in zero hours contracts
David Reid Posted 15th September 2014 at 10:58am by David Reid

New employment tribunal statistics released

The Ministry of Justice has released the statistics for employment tribunals for April to June 2014.

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New employment tribunal statistics released
David Reid Posted 15th September 2014 at 10:57am by David Reid

Compensation for hurt to feelings increased

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that a Court of Appeal decision that there should be a 10% uplift for general damages in civil claims made after 1 April 2013 applies to discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal.

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Compensation for hurt to feelings increased
David Reid Posted 15th September 2014 at 10:52am by David Reid

Employment Law News for September 2014

Employment law news this week includes confirmation of an increase in compensation for hurt to feelings, new employment tribunal statistics revealed and exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts.

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Employment Law News for September 2014
Emma Grossmith Posted 20th August 2014 at 09:42am by Emma Grossmith

Time on call away from the workplace can constitute working time

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that time spent on call (but not working) away from the workplace can in certain circumstances constitute working time.

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Time on call away from the workplace can constitute working time
Emma Grossmith Posted 20th August 2014 at 09:42am by Emma Grossmith

Time on call away from the workplace can constitute working time – Expert Comments

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently considered a case involving two ambulance paramedics who were required to cover nights on call at an ambulance station which was not their base station staying within a three mile radius of the ambulance station.

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Time on call away from the workplace can constitute working time – Expert Comments
Stuart Swan Posted 7th August 2014 at 11:37am by Stuart Swan

DWP guidance – employing disabled people and people with health conditions

The Department for Work & Pensions has published guidance for employers to help them recruit and support disabled people in work.

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DWP guidance – employing disabled people and people with health conditions
Stuart Swan Posted 7th August 2014 at 11:37am by Stuart Swan

DWP guidance – Expert Comments

The Department for Work & Pensions recently published guidance which sets out the legal framework together with practical tips and examples to help employers to recruit and support disabled people.

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DWP guidance – Expert Comments