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New limits for awards for compensation for unfair dismissal, and statutory redundancy pay, will apply where the dismissal takes place on or after 6 April 2015.
While the judgment of the ECJ is still needed in the ‘Woolworths’ case’, Shoosmiths look at what might be in store for employers as a result of the AG’s opinion.
New rates for statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick pay will come into effect on 5 and 6 April 2015.
Shoosmiths considers the legal framework for employers to help them avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits of an older workforce.
Workers who are unable to take holiday are entitled to carry over that untaken holiday into the next holiday year. A recent case has explored how this legal principle might be extended further.
Buyer beware! Business purchases present numerous traps for the unwary particularly in terms of the employment liabilities that may be transferred.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently confirmed that obesity can be a disability. Shoosmiths considers the practical implications of this decision for employers.
ACAS has published an updated draft Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures, which amends earlier guidance relating to a worker’s right to be accompanied.
The Department for Work and Pensions has published guidance for employers using the Fit for Work service.
This update looks at employer insolvency risk, last-man-standing schemes and contingent assets, following the publication of the Pension Protection Fund’s Levy Estimate for the 2015–16 levy year.
Employment rights for parents in a surrogacy arrangement are currently limited. Changes are, however, afoot from April.
The season to be jolly is once more upon us, but employers should be mindful of the legal issues that can arise over the festive period.
Dealing with poor performers is often the area managers find most challenging. We set out below seven key steps managers should take.
As Christmas approaches and another year draws to a close, Shoosmiths looks back at some of the most notable cases of 2014.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is currently going through parliament.
Equal-pay claims are often viewed as the preserve of the public sector, but in light of the current class action against Asda this perception is being challenged.
Shoosmiths has offered 10 top tips for conducting a disciplinary investigation.
We surveyed a group of our clients to find out how they are finding life under the new regime.
What about other payments in addition to basic pay, such as overtime?
The debate over tattoos in the workplace has raged on, with the most recent case being of a tattooed teaching assistant.