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UK Tier 2 Visas for Overseas Contractors

March 18, 2014

The UK is one of the most favoured destinations in the world when it comes to inward migration. This may not be all that surprising as it’s one of the top half-dozen world economies. Sometimes, contractors may find it difficult to find a position in their own country and may be attracted by the strength […]

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Commerzbank AG loses appeal

April 28, 2013

On Friday (26 April 2013), the Court of Appeal held that Commerzbank AG (the ‘Bank’) is contractually bound to pay bonuses worth approximately €50m to 104 employees of Dresdner Kleinwort Limited (now part of the Bank). The Court of Appeal judgment can be viewed here. Summary In August 2008, a group of employees were told […]

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When to File a Civil Suit vs. a Workers’ Comp Claim

February 14, 2013

Alan Brady is a writer who uses personal experience as inspiration to write about family, law, and business practices. He currently writes for attorneys.com, which locates local loan modification lawyers.   Workers’ Compensation in the United States has two important functions in society.  The first and most obvious is to protect and support workers who are […]

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Can a compromise agreement protect your business from a TUPE claim?

January 17, 2013

Some business owners choose to either ignore the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) or assume that the provisions will not apply in their set of circumstances.   Recent TUPE cases highlight that complacency can result in expensive litigation and a payout to aggrieved employees. Tamang & Anor v (1) ACT Security Ltd […]

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Employers need to be more attuned to whistleblowing

November 19, 2012

Ask most employers about whistleblowing and many will tell you that their understanding is that it relates to very serious, obvious wrongdoing which is tantamount to serious criminal activity, such as perhaps insider dealing or serious fraud. Whistleblowing does of course include these items but in fact it goes a lot wider than that and […]

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Nightclub Staff Could be Exposed to Noise Levels Over Four Times the Legal Limit

October 16, 2012
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The Dublin Institute of Technology recently undertook a study that found that nightclub and bar employees will probably be being exposed to levels of noise that far exceed the legal limit. The study found that a lot of this is down to the fact that many nightclub owners have either little understanding of relevant health […]

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