What does 2013 have in store for UK Employment Law?

What does 2013 have in store for UK Employment Law? The government’s Fifth Statement of New Regulation was published on 17th December 2012.  It records the government’s progress in reducing the regulatory burdens on business by cutting the “red tape” …

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The Employment Rights (Increase in Limits) 2012

The Employment Rights (Increase in Limits) 2012 The Annual review of compensation limits has been announced this week. As always, the limits have been adjusted to align with the Retail Price Index and the most notable changes …

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Enforcing post termination restrictions

Enforcing post termination restrictions This case of Patsystems V Neilly highlights the importance of ensuring that employees actually sign and return new contracts issued following a change in role or a promotion, which contain …

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George Osborne announces plans for a new Contract of Employment

George Osborne announces plans for a new Contract of Employment The Chancellor, George Osborne announced yesterday at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham his plans for a new type of employment contract. This new contract would be known as an …

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Constructive Dismissal

Constructive Dismissal In the recent case of Logan v. Celyn House Limited the EAT considered whether the “principal reason” for the resignation needed to amount to a fundamental breach of contract for …

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Uplifts for Failure to Comply with ACAS Code of Practice

Uplifts for Failure to Comply with ACAS Code of Practice The EAT recently considered whether uplifts for failure to comply with the ACAS Code of Practice can be  made in favour of workers as well as employees. In the case …

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Holiday Pay – Court of Appeal rules on whether holiday can be carried over

Holiday Pay – Court of Appeal rules on whether holiday can be carried over The Court of Appeal has recently announced its decision in the case of NHS Leeds v Larner. Mrs Larner had been employed by NHS Leeds for 20 hours a week …

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Employment Tribunal Rules

Employment Tribunal Rules Mr Justice Underhill, who was asked by the Government last November to carry out a fundamental review of the Employment Tribunal rules, has recently announced his findings and recommendations. The …

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Annual Leave and Sickness

Annual Leave and Sickness Must a worker who falls ill during a period of statutory annual leave be entitled to take that leave at a later date? Yes said the European Court of Justice …

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Robin Aston praised in National Kuala Lumpur Newspaper

Robin Aston praised in National Kuala Lumpur Newspaper Astons Solicitors’ Senior Partner Robin Aston was cited in a National Kuala Lumpur newspaper last weekend by a key figure in the Malaysian Government. Datuk Seri Idris Jala is currently …

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