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The EAT considered whether a clause, which enabled the employer to deduct a month’s salary if an employee failed to work their notice period, constituted a penalty clause.
James Lynas, a partner at Winckworth Sherwood specialising in education employment law, highlights easily avoidable human resources errors that can cost schools dear.
Name or shame: complying with the name and charitable status provisions of the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
This note focuses on two key provisions of the Act which deal with the requirement to display the name and charitable status of registered societies.
Whether a bribe or secret commission obtained by an agent is held by the agent on trust for his principal was recently considered by the Supreme Court.
Protecting confidential information is understandably an important issue for most employers.
A member of an LLP is a ‘worker’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and therefore qualifies for whistleblowing protection.
This case will remain relevant when assessing whether any future legislation regarding the disclosure of historic cautions or warnings breaches the right to private life.
The Court of Appeal has held that an employer has no duty to make reasonable adjustments for a non-disabled employee associated with disabled people.
Since September 2013, employee shareholder agreements have enabled companies to introduce a new type of employment status into their workforce.
On 7 July 2014, the government published details of the first wave of Growth Deals.
When calculating statutory holiday pay for their employees, UK employers need to take into account not just their basic pay but also contractual commission.
An employee can accept a repudiatory breach of contract if a longer notice period is given than required by the contract of employment.
G, who was employed by the bank until her resignation, lodged a claim at the employment tribunal, alleging sexual harassment, sex discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal.
Merlin Financial Consultants Ltd v Cooper, concerning 12-month non-competition restrictive covenants, suggests that they are easier to enforce in the financial services sector.
The biggest changes to the capital allowances rules since July 1996 have been introduced for buyers and sellers of commercial property.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that the government would be ‘removing all obstacles that remain to development on brownfield sites’.
A recent decision reminds us that if a party to a dispute refuses to engage in a form of alternative dispute resolution, then a punitive costs order might be made against it.
Service charge disputes are common in the landlord and tenant relationship, whatever the nature of the property being leased.
A number of developers and private landlords have become unstuck by a little-known legal provision set out in the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973.
Businesses should aim to pay the lowest rate of interest when borrowing from banks, as well as ensuring any financing is structured tax efficiently.