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The dangers of working at heights download
There has been a raft of recent cases where the Health and Safety Executive has successfully prosecuted individuals and firms who have permitted staff and others to suffer injury while working at height.
Your sponsorship licence may be at risk if you do not keep up with the immigration paperwork. The recent case outlined here serves as a cautionary tale and highlights the need to have tight controls in place.
There remain some users that ignore social and workplace etiquette online. Such ignorance, whether intentional or not, can cause problems for businesses.
In a summary judgment decision, HHJ Hacon in the IPEC found that the registration by an employee of the defendant of domain names constituted passing off.
British Gas will appeal against the Employment Tribunal’s decision that employers must take account of commission when calculating holiday pay.
No need to aggregate redundancies.
Top tips for employers and other contracting parties as judgment requires additional considerations of ‘reasonableness’.
Case law round-up – April 2015 download
Ten per cent uplift on damages does not apply to injury to feelings awards in the Employment Tribunals – Chawla v Hewlett Packard Ltd [UKEAT/427/13].
Increases to statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay and increases to Tribunal awards download
The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will rise from £76,574 to £78,335 and the maximum amount of a week’s pay, used to calculate statutory redundancy payments and the basic award for unfair dismissal will rise from £464 to £475.
It may well be that this significant increase is attributable to increased awareness by employees of the concept of ‘zero hours’ contracts.
It had previously been thought that a worker’s request would not be reasonable if the choice of companion was unreasonable (and this was reflected in the ACAS Code) but in the case of Toal and another v GB Oils Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a worker’s right to choose their companion (within the statutory categories) is absolute.
ACAS early conciliation is approaching its first anniversary.
While the Employment Tribunal is the most common forum for resolving employment disputes, it is not uncommon for senior, highly paid or bonused employees to bring contractual claims against employers in the civil courts.
The General Election is less than two months away and the political parties have set out their stalls on how they would change or reform existing UK employment law.
We now have the advocate-general’s opinion in the ‘Woolworths’ case.
This checklist may assist in ensuring your organisation is ‘ShPL ready’.
The latest statistics for 2013/14 published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), pleasingly suggest that there is a downward trend in workplace fatalities and injuries.
The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena.
The issue in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation plc v Judge concerned a claim by an employer for delivery up of confidential information by a director upon termination of his appointment.
New rules on corporate directors download
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is currently working its way through Parliament and is likely to become law in the Spring.