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Flexible Working: Flexing your Muscle

April 23, 2013

In its Children and Families Bill, published on 5 February 2013, the Government committed to extending the right to flexible working for all employees. The Right to Request scheme, which currently only applies to those with children under 17, relatives and some carers, will allow everyone to ask their employer for flexible hours if they […]

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Government Changes To Streamline Employment Tribunal Process

April 11, 2013

The Government is introducing changes that they say will streamline the employment tribunal process. Jo Swinson, the employment relations minister, has announced that changes will make the tribunal process easier for employers to understand and will ensure that the whole process is not only more efficient but will also get rid of weak claims. She […]

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The increasing presence of social media

April 9, 2013

The controversy around Tweets posted by Britain’s first youth police and crime commissioner, Paris Brown, followed by her withdrawal from the role highlights the increasing presence of social media in the recruitment process and in the workplace. Social media and online technology is a fast changing environment which offers many benefits to both our professional […]

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Employee Shareholder Status: the latest developments

March 24, 2013

20 March 2013 was an eventful day for the proposed new employee shareholder employment status. The 2013 Budget included further details about the tax treatment of shares that will be acquired by employee shareholders, meanwhile, the House of Lords voted to amend the Growth and Infrastructure Bill (the “Bill”) by deleting Clause 27: peers voted […]

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Employment Law Review: new Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure and an updated timeline

March 19, 2013

New Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure: background In November 2011, the Government invited Mr Justice Underhill to undertake an independent review of the Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure, to make the Rules simpler and to ensure efficient, proportionate and consistent management of claims. Mr Justice Underhill presented his recommendations to Ministers in July 2012, which […]

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WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK: recent developments in the protection given to whistleblowers under UK law

March 16, 2013

Whistleblowing has been a prominent feature in the headlines recently and public enquiries and scandals in many sectors have exposed the current protection for whistleblowers to scrutiny. Calls for change have intensified since Gary Walker, the former Chief Executive of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS, hit the headlines as he was “gagged” from raising concerns […]

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TUPE transfers and the issue of ‘an organised grouping of employees’

September 24, 2012

How important is the connection between a service provision change and ‘an organised grouping of employees‘ under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE)? Recent cases have highlighted the difficulty in interpreting the meaning of ‘an organised grouping of employees‘ under the regulations.  A service provision change is where a service provider […]

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Man Wins Landmark Age Discrimination Compensation Claim

April 16, 2012

Below is a guest employment (discrimination law) blog post regarding a recent successful age discrimination claim. A man who worked as engineer from Whittlesey has successfully won an age discrimination compensation claim described by experts as a ‘landmark’ case. The ex-employee of local engineering company, R&R Plant Hire, told Michael Bailey, to retire when he […]

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