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The Court of Appeal in has considered the effect of a lease provision requiring a repeat guarantee as a condition of landlord’s consent on intragroup assignment.
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.
Consultations released on implementation of energy efficiency regulation of the private rented sector
The Department for Energy & Climate Change has published the long-awaited consultation on implementing the provisions of the Energy Act 2011.
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 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.