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  • Pyranha Mouldings Ltd becomes the 10th UK company to be convicted of corporate manslaughter download

    Briefings | 22 January 2015

    Pyranha Mouldings Ltd has become the 10th company to be convicted in the UK under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

  • Changes to adoption and parental leave download

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    Employers are currently focused on having the correct policies and forms in place for shared parental leave but they should not overlook the fact that there are a number of additional changes to adoption and parental leave due to come into force from 5 April 2015.

  • Changes to Tier 2 immigration rules download

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    Changes to the UK immigration rules for Tier 2 migrants took effect from 6 November 2014 and affect employers who sponsor migrants to work in their organisations under a Sponsorship Licence.

  • European Commission review of working time directive download

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    In contrast to the majority of EU countries, in the UK workers are able to sign an agreement to ‘opt-out’ of the maximum 48 hour working week under the Working Time Regulations (WTR).

  • Employment tribunal fees to remain download

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    After much ‘will they, won’t they’ speculation, the High Court has dismissed UNISON’s challenge to the introduction of employment tribunal fees.

  • Obesity as a disability — ECJ gives its decision in the ‘Kaltoft’ case download

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    We reported in our June newsletter on the European case in which a Danish childminder (Mr Kaltoft) brought a claim against his local authority arguing that his obesity amounted to a disability under the Equal Treatment Directive.

  • Ban on employment agencies advertising vacancies exclusively in other EEA countries download

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    Since 31 December 2014, it is no longer lawful for employment agencies and employment businesses to advertise vacancies for jobs based in Great Britain exclusively in other EEA countries.

  • Public sector exit payments download

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    As part of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014-2015, Regulations will be introduced in April 2016 to require public sector employees or office holders earning more than £100,000 p.a. to repay exit payments on a pro rata basis if they return to the same part of the public sector within 12 months.

  • Shared parental leave and pay — are you ready? download

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    A new government survey intended to assess the potential uptake of shared parental leave (ShPL) has reported that 83 per cent of those planning to become parents in the future would consider taking shared parental leave.

  • Holiday pay — navigating the aftermath of the EAT’s decision download

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT) landmark decision in Bear Scotland v Fulton and others [UKEAT/0047/13] has been at the top of many HR agendas.

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