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Opinion that employee not disabled under Equality Act does not give employer defence for not making reasonable adjustments
Employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. However, this duty only arises where the employer knows the employee is suffering from a qualifying disability.
If you do not make a will, then you lose control over what happens to your estate following your death.
This point was dealt with in Svensson and others v Retriever Sverige AB by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 13 February 2014.
It is common for parties to commercial agreements to agree mechanisms for resolving breaches of their agreement without having to resort to legal proceedings.
Since 2012, the government has been conducting an audit of EU powers, with a view to seeking their repatriation to the UK in appropriate cases.
As with 2013, there will be no rest for employment law advisers, employers and HR practitioners in 2014, with further legislative change on the agenda.
The European Commission has passed a number of directives relating to late payment, the latest of which is Directive 2011/7/EU.
The introduction of costs management rules will be important to litigants.
The government has announced changes to permitted development rights.
Businesses must be alive to cybersquatting.
The Treasury has announced that the Nil Rate Band of £325,000 — the current amount of an estate that can be inherited tax free — is to remain the same until 2019 and will not increase in line with inflation.
The UK government has been considering changes to family-friendly rights. In early February 2013, the proposals came one step closer to becoming reality with the introduction of the Children and Families Bill 2012/13.
In recent years, there has been an increasing acceptance that if break clause conditions are too broad, it makes the break in any real sense unworkable, or at least easily open to challenge.
Goodman Derrick sets out some useful reminders on how to deal with sickness absence.
The government has published its final response to the Copyright Consultation.
The IPO has produced an impact assessment that will lead to the repeal of Section 52 of the Copyright and Designs Act and Patent Act of 1988.
The publication last month of the draft clauses to be included in the Finance Bill 2013 due to come into force this April confirmed the measures proposed for the taxation of high value residential property in the 2012 Budget.