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The government has published guidance on the new employee shareholder status contracts as well as separate guidance on the income tax and capital gains tax rules.
Park Cakes Ltd v Shumba and others dealt with the question of whether an employer’s enhanced redundancy package had been implied into employees’ contracts by custom and practice.
It would be an error of law to hold that summary dismissal is always a reasonable penalty for gross misconduct, as this fails to give due consideration to any mitigating factors.
HR professionals often question whether to discount sickness absences for disabled employees in order to avoid falling foul of the duty under the Equality Act to make reasonable adjustments.
From 1 October 2013, the directors’ remuneration report in quoted companies needs to contain information about the company’s directors’ remuneration policy.
Settlement negotiations and what constitutes a binding agreement — Newbury v Sun Microsystems download
This case is a reminder of the importance of ensuring that all settlement negotiations are marked ‘subject to contract’ until the point where the formal written agreement is executed.
The once-threatened ‘service provision change’ rule has been given a reprieve and will not be abolished.
This briefing describes a landmark decision on collective redundancy law holding that the words ‘at one establishment’ should be totally excised from the TULCRA.
Zero-hours contracts download
In the UK, around one million workers are employed on such contracts under which they remain ‘on-call’ but with no guaranteed work.
Walker Morris has appointed residential development specialist James Lawson as a director in its real-estate group.
A recent case gives some helpful pointers on when emails and actions of a supervisor towards a research student might constitute harassment.
All claimants in employment tribunal claims brought on or after 29 July 2013 (and appeals to the EAT) must now pay a fee to issue a claim and to proceed to hearing.
The impact of the introduction of pre-termination negotiations and settlement agreements in practice.
If your school or college has sports facilities that could do with a revamp, have you thought of approaching your council about opening them up for community use?
It is becoming more and more common to see solar panels on the roofs of houses and other buildings.
Schools and colleges might choose to appoint an expert third-party contractor to provide a service for a fee, rather than it being provided in-house or by the council.
Eight members of private-equity-backed Whitworths’ management team being offered ‘shares for rights’ by their private equity owner may be an indication of things to come.
The UK government maintains its drive to promote industrial and provident societies and staff mutuals with the publication of a recent consultation on IPS reforms.
Corporate and finance lawyers from Walker Morris have advised Finance Yorkshire on a loan with profit participation investment in Chameleon Technology.
Walker Morris director Ray Watson will be joining the Debt Managers Standards Association (DEMSA) as non-executive chairman.