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Following an information gathering period that took place in late 2013, the government has launched a formal consultation on the use of zero-hours contracts.
In July 2013, the EAT held that an employee’s choice of companion for a hearing does not need to be ‘reasonable’ but that compensation for a breach of the right was likely to be low.
The recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the case of In re Uusi LLC et al No 2013-155 may be of interest to companies that sell to the US government.
Employers should review the forum selection and choice of law clauses in their employment and non-competition agreements following a recent Supreme Court decision.
Moran v Ideal Cleaning Services Ltd was a claim made by individuals employed by one company but placed with another company as cleaners.
President Barack Obama has signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.
Senate finance committee chairman Max Baucus has issued a sweeping energy tax reform proposal.
In December, the DC Council unanimously passed a bill that would incrementally increase the minimum wage in the district to $11.50 by 2016.
In the end, 2013 did not disappoint, with resurgence in equity offerings, promising company valuations and greater market liquidity.
ACAS has published proposals to change its code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures as a result of a surprise EAT decision earlier this year.
Hogan Lovells has detailed the developments expected in employment law in 2014.
Commission accounted, on average, for some 60 per cent of the monthly pay of the claimant in Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd, a sales consultant.
The issue in Gallop v Newport City Council was ‘what is required for an employer to have knowledge of an employee’s disability?’...
Judgments handed down from the People’s Court all over the country will be available online from 1 January 2014, as part of the initiative by the Supreme People’s Court of China (SPC) to increase judicial transparency.
An issue that comes up fairly regularly in redundancy selection is whether employers must consider all employees in similar roles or whether they can opt for a ‘pool of one’.
Hibbett v The Home Office is another case on the duty to make reasonable adjustments for an employee with a disability.
With increasing internet penetration throughout the country, the e-commerce industry, like other industries in China, is growing at a swift pace.
A tribunal decision that required a committed Christian to work on a Sunday on an occasional basis in accordance with her contract of employment did not discriminate against her.
In D.R. Horton, Inc. v NLRB, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned a controversial NLRB decision regarding class- and collective-action waivers.
The government has issued a response to its consultation on the administration of shared parental leave and pay.