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Louise Walker Posted 10th August 2016 at 03:53pm by Louise Walker

Modern Slavery

 

A few weeks ago, DJ Houghton Chicken Catching Services became the first UK company to be found liable to compensate victims of modern slavery.

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Modern Slavery
David Reid Posted 9th August 2016 at 09:32am by David Reid

Just Employment Law's 13 Mile March

 

The staff at Just Employment Law are walking 13 miles in aid of Cancer Research UK on Saturday 3 September 2016 because we want to support those affected by cancer.

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Just Employment Law's 13 Mile March
David Reid Posted 9th August 2016 at 09:27am by David Reid

European Court of Justice rules worker prevented from taking annual leave due to sickness can carry it forward to next holiday year

In the case of Sobczyszyn v Szkoła Podstawowa w Rzeplinie, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) considered whether a Polish teacher who was unable to take her scheduled holiday before the end of the holiday year due to sickness absence was entitled to carry it forward to the next holiday year.

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European Court of Justice rules worker prevented from taking annual leave due to sickness can carry it forward to next holiday year
David McRae Posted 4th August 2016 at 12:29pm by David McRae

TUPE: Service Provision Change

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently reaffirmed that for a service provision change to have taken place under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE), there must be an organised grouping of employees organised for the principal purpose of carrying out the transferring activities immediately prior to the transfer.

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TUPE: Service Provision Change
Stuart Swan Posted 18th July 2016 at 01:59pm by Stuart Swan

ACAS Code does not apply to some ill health dismissals

The general rule is that if an employer does not follow the ACAS Code of Practice (‘ACAS Code’) on disciplinary and grievance procedures, an Employment Tribunal can award an uplift in compensation of up to 25% for non-compliance where Claimants are successful with subsequent claims.

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ACAS Code does not apply to some ill health dismissals
Louise Walker Posted 8th July 2016 at 11:47am by Louise Walker

Pre-Termination Settlement Negotiations

Claimant cannot rely on existence of pre-termination settlement negotiations in support of an unfair dismissal claim.

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Pre-Termination Settlement Negotiations
David Reid Posted 24th June 2016 at 12:21pm by David Reid

Following Brexit, what now for UK employment law?

UK votes to leave. EU Referendum results, what now for UK employment law?

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Following Brexit, what now for UK employment law?
Stuart Swan Posted 19th May 2016 at 02:22pm by Stuart Swan

Holiday pay update

Many of our readers will already have read in the press that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) dismissed the appeal of British Gas in the well-publicised Lock case. 

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Holiday pay update
Stuart Swan Posted 19th May 2016 at 11:01am by Stuart Swan

Raising concerns with an employee on sick leave

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided that an employer who attempted to address workplace difficulties with an employee on sick leave constructively dismissed that employee.

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Raising concerns with an employee on sick leave
Louise Walker Posted 28th April 2016 at 12:09pm by Louise Walker

EAT Disapproves HMRC Guidance on Childcare Vouchers During Maternity Leave

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that childcare vouchers provided under a salary sacrifice scheme are part of the employee’s remuneration under Regulation 9 of the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999. They therefore do not have to be provided during maternity leave.

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EAT Disapproves HMRC Guidance on Childcare Vouchers During Maternity Leave