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Employment News — 14 April 2014: the final straw — employer entitled to take strict view in light of previous warnings
Before his dismissal, the claimant in Disotto Food Ltd v Carlos Santos for misconduct he had been given three warnings about his conduct.
In 2008, the regime for preventing illegal working in the UK was changed by the introduction of civil penalties under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
Employment News — 14 April 2014: parental control: employees were TUPE transferred after share purchase by subsidiary
Jackson Lloyd employed 400 people working at various sites on social-housing maintenance. When JL got into financial difficulties, its shares were bought by a subsidiary of Mears Group.
This issue of Employment News focuses on the latest batch of employment reforms, including ACAS early claim conciliation and statutory discrimination questionnaires.
Employment News — 7 April 2014: High Court to the rescue. Restrictive covenant is re-written to make it work
The applicant employer in Prophet plc v Huggett sold specialist computer software for use in the fresh-produce industry.
Selecting someone for redundancy still needs to be clearly shown to be an objective and fair process.
Corporate governance round-up — April 2014: women on boards; PIRC UK shareholder voting guidelines; and more
Hogan Lovells has published its corporate governance round-up for April 2014.
The UK government supports the European Commission’s decision not to impose mandatory quotas; it favours a self-regulatory national level approach.
The ICSA Registrars Group has been working to produce a guidance note and model Articles of Association for companies pursuing new payment methods.
London’s equity capital markets will benefit from a further boost this month as the new stamp duty exemption for securities trading on growth markets comes into effect.
The revised directive harmonises the transparency requirements relating to information about issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on an EU regulated market.
Widespread reforms to the UK’s competition law regime have come into force.
The claimant in Kuehne and Nagel Ltd v Cosgrove was asked for her consent to be tested for cannabis use following what she was told was an anonymous tip-off.
The key recommendation from the 2011 Davies Review was a target for FTSE100 companies of a minimum of 25 per cent female representation on boards by 2015.
Spot the difference — TUPE applied even though activities carried out in different way post transfer
The contract that was the subject of Qlog Ltd v O’Brien related to the transportation of cardboard packaging goods on behalf of a client.
Ofgem has approved UNC 461 that will align the Gas Day definition in the UNC with EU gas codes.
A bank does not need to take into account the interests of a contractual counterparty when exercising its discretion on a ‘commercially reasonable’ basis.
A number of carers were employed by Allied to look after a vulnerable adult.
The ICO has reissued a code of practice on subject access requests. The code was originally published last year but has been updated and re-issued.
There has been further escalation of EU and US sanctions resulting from the events in Ukraine, including new designations and the issuance of a new executive order (EO) on 20 March 2014.