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Recent decisions from the Court of Appeal and EAT on territorial scope of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Equality Act 2010
A US employee working 49 per cent of his time in the UK failed to establish that he fell within the territorial scope of UK employment law to pursue claims of unfair dismissal.
The government has recently published the draft legislation introducing the new pensions flexibilities, effective from 6 April 2015.
A recent case highlights the importance of ensuring that terms used in a formula to determine whether or not bonus payments are payable are clearly understood by the parties involved.
A number of employment law reforms came into force on 1 October 2014. Here Addleshaw Goddard reports on each of the reforms.
Acas has published new guidance for employers on managing bereavement in the workplace. This aims to be a good-practice guide for employers.
Failure to pay male employee enhanced additional paternity pay equivalent to enhanced maternity pay not discriminatory
An employer’s decision to pay statutory paternity pay during additional paternity leave, while offering generous enhanced maternity pay to women on maternity leave, did not amount to sex discrimination.
It’s a question of trust — why do so many employment disputes arise from a breach of trust and confidence?
Employers and employees often rely on the trust and confidence term when they wish to leave the relationship. The outcome is significant.
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has published further guidance on shared parental leave, covering some of the more technical aspects of the scheme.
Addleshaw Goddard has won the Newcomer of the Year award in the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Staffordshire finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards.
Data Issues Roundup — new Irish data protection commissioner appointed; Racing Post falls short on IT security; and more
Addleshaw Goddard has released the 15 September 2014 issue of its Data Issues Roundup publication.
Addleshaw Goddard has promoted seven managing associates to legal director with immediate effect, bringing the total number of legal directors up to 36.
Welcome to the latest edition of Addleshaw Goddard’s Employee Incentives Update, which contains a round-up of key developments in this area during August 2014.
Zero-hours contracts: new consultation on tackling avoidance of forthcoming ban on exclusivity clauses
The government has published a new consultation seeking views on avoidance of the forthcoming ban on exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts.
From 5 April 2015, eligible employees will have the right to opt into a new system of shared parental leave.
The Office of Tax Simplification published its final report on the taxation of employee benefits and expenses and termination payments on 31 July 2014.
New right for those in ‘qualifying relationship’ with a pregnant woman or her expected child to attend antenatal appointments
Employees and agency workers in a ‘qualifying relationship’ with a pregnant woman can now take unpaid time off work to accompany the woman to antenatal appointments.
A recent maternity case (Smith-Twigger v Abbey Protection Group) has illustrated the importance of maintaining contact during the maternity-leave period.
Factors the EAT will take into account when making an order for the repayment of an appellant's fees
The EAT has considered the factors that should be taken into account when considering making an order for repayment of a successful appellant’s EAT fees.
The High Court has held that an employer was entitled to waive an employee’s repudiatory breach of contract and keep the contract of employment alive.
Addleshaw Goddard’s Gun Judge has chaired a committee of employers, professional associations and regulators to define new apprenticeship standards.