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The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court judge’s decision to add words to a non-compete restriction, which had originally offered the employer very little protection.
Relaxation of information and consultation requirements for micro-employers for transfers taking place on or after 31 July 2014
Regulation 13 of TUPE 2006 obliges employers to inform and consult with ‘appropriate representatives’ of the employees who are affected by the transfer.
The EAT has held that a grievance outcome letter sent from an HR Officer was capable of binding the employer to a new pay grade.
HR managers have to deal with a range of challenging situations, but senior executive hiring remains an area that is particularly fraught.
Disability discrimination: no obligation to make reasonable adjustments for employees associated with disabled employees
The Court of Appeal has decided that employers are not obliged to make reasonable adjustments for employees who are associated with a disabled person.
In the case Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening, the advocate-general has given an opinion that morbid obesity may amount to a disability.
Addleshaw Goddard’s Manchester M&A team has acted on key north-west deals totalling more than £860m in the last three weeks alone.
Addleshaw Goddard has advised Brighton University on its latest expansion with the acquisition of the Preston Barracks site in Lewes Road, Brighton.
Addleshaw Goddard has released the July 2014 issue of its InVest publication.
InSure — July 2014: FCA review into insurance price-comparison websites; Insurance Bill introduced; and more
Addleshaw Goddard has published the July 2014 issue of its InSure publication.
InCredit — July 2014: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014–15; ring-fencing update; and more
Addleshaw Goddard has released the 7 July 2014 issue of its InCredit publication.
Are you ready? The Insurance Bill and the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 may soon become law
The Insurance Bill, which makes potentially significant changes to the law relating to business insurance, was introduced into Parliament on 17 July 2014.
The Manchester office of Addleshaw Goddard has advised The Hut Group on a significant investment in group by a consortium led by KKR.
Corporate real-estate specialist Stewart Womersley has joined Addleshaw Goddard’s London corporate team, from Nabarro, as a partner.
Addleshaw Goddard advised new client ClearStar on its admission to trading on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), effective from 11 July 2014.
Addleshaw Goddard has completed two flagship transactions, one of which represents the largest in the capital to date.
Corporate News: ICSA Registrars Group guidance on articles of association and dividend distributions; and more
Addleshaw Goddard has published the June 2014 edition of Corporate News.
An employee cannot bring a breach-of-contract claim for losses flowing from the manner of dismissal even where the dismissal is in breach of an express contractual disciplinary procedure.
Employers should be aware of a number of recent developments in the employment law arena.
The government has published its response to the consultation on how mandatory equal-pay audits will operate, together with the draft regulations that will govern the new system.