23 of the best: employment law blogs and news from last week

by Employment Blawg on March 26, 2012

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Below are ten of last week’s best employment law blogs and news posts from around the web. If you have published or found a useful employment law-related post that isn’t mentioned, please do add a link to the comments section below.

Transfer of Undertakings: Johnson Controls Ltd v Mr Campbell/United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority | PJH Law

PJH Law takes a look at the EAT case of Johnson Controls Ltd v Mr Campbell/United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and the question of when is there a service provision change within the meaning of the TUPE Regs.

Employment Law Changes | Ochre Human Resource Management Blog

Ochre Human Resource Management considers some of the most important employment law changes occurring during 2012.

HR’s gender profile in 2012: Is HR failing to practice what it preaches on gender diversity? (XpertHR – Employment Intelligence)

XpertHR takes a look at HR practice and gender diversity, asking if candidates are automatically placed at a disadvantage.

Government considers compensated no-fault dismissal | Solicitors UK Blog

Contact Law discusses the government’s Call for Evidence on its proposed reforms to employment law.

Ditch the Porsche and fund an ‘apprentice’ | The Law Gazette

Commentary from the Law Gazette on the news that trainees would be classed as apprentices within the national minimum wage regulations.

In a redundancy situation, selection for an alternative role can involve subjective criteria – JMW Law Blog

JMW Law discuss the case of Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd v Monte-D’Cruz [2012] UKEAT 0039/11, where the Claimant’s role was placed at risk of redundancy following the combination of 4 roles into a single position.

Budget 2012 and employment law | Peninsula

Peninsula asks how exactly the Chancellor’s intentions back-up claims that the budget will “reward work” and “unashamedly back businesses” and looks at what this means for HR professionals and for  SMEs.

Lawrence Graham > Budget 2012 – some good news for employers

Lawrence Graham’s blog post on the implications of the Budget 2012 on employers.

Marital Discrimination | Simpson & Marwick Solicitors

Blog post from Simpson & Marwick on two recent conflicting EAT decisions regarding discrimination on the ground of marital status.

Us and them – employment law and the Olympics | Berg

Blog post from commercial law firm Berg on employment law in the UK and the Olympics.

Discrimination can be justified on cost grounds, court rules – People Management Magazine Online

People Management Magazine Online looks at a recent Court of Appeal judgment where it was held that discrimination by an employer can be justified solely on the grounds of cost.

Employment Tribunal Reforms – Stephens Scown Lawyers in Exeter, Turo and St Austell

Stephen Scown discusses employment tribunal reforms in 2012.

The Availability Of ‘Negotiating’ (Or Wrotham Park) Damages In Breach Of Confdience Cases « 11kbw Employment Law Blog

Discussion from 11kbw on the recent decision in Force India F1 Team -v- 1 Malaysia F1 Team [2012] EWHC 616 and the availability of negotiating damages in breach of confidence cases.

Law firm fires 14 employees for wearing orange shirts | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News

Yahoo reports that dressing in an orange shirt seems to be enough to get fired (for 14 employees) at a certain Florida law firm.

HR Magazine – Budget 2012: Lack of employment law content in the chancellor’s speech ‘not too serious’, says legal expert

An employment law expert in HR Magazine looks at the Budget and notes that the lack of content regarding employment law is ‘not too serious’.

Italy’s Labor Reform Won’t Spur Firings, Napolitano Says – Bloomberg

A look at employment law in Italy. Bloomberg reports that Prime Minister Mario Monti’s Cabinet recently approved a bill to overhaul Italy’s labour laws that will ease rules on firing employees.

South Africa proposes labour law amendments | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management

A look at employment law in South Africa, with proposal submitted to guard against all forms of child labour.

Age discrimination: Costly decision for Mr Woodcock | Burness

Burness looks at the recent Woodcock decision, where the Court of Appeal considered whether cost saving can be a legitimate aim in justifying age discrimination.

Government approves new Minimum Wage Rate – Employment Law Liverpool

The Employment Law Liverpool blog reports on the Government’s acceptance of the independent Low Pay Commission’s recommendations for this year’s National Minimum Wage rates.

16 Workers File Racial-Discrimination Lawsuit Against Coca-Cola | The Root

The Root reports that sixteen black and Hispanic Coca-Cola workers have filed a lawsuit against the Coca Cola in respect of working in a racist environment.

BCC comments on no fault dismissal – Employment Law Liverpool

John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), has recently commented on proposals to launch a consultation on no fault dismissal rules.

Employment Tribunal Statistics | Employment Lawyers, Boyes Turner, Reading

Boyes Turner consider recent employment tribunal statistics, noting that employers must still act with caution.

What do HR Professionals Think? – Michael Scutt’s Employment Law Blog, Jobsworth

Last but certainly not least, Michael Scutt reports on the HR Professionals Survey, published by RTS Media in conjunction with Daniel Barnett last week, where 1460 HR subscribers of Daniel’s employment update service were questioned about employment law.

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