Category Archives: Employment

Good practice vital for employers in managing tribunal claims

In July, the Supreme Court ruled that employment tribunal claim fees were unlawful, and now it’s been confirmed that an ex-employee has been granted an extension of time to pursue their out-of-date unfair dismissal claim, on the basis that the … Continue reading

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Employment of Illegal Workers results in Director Disqualification

This is the next in the series of my blog for the Director’s Friend. BACKGROUND In a recent press release the Insolvency Service (‘IS’) show that they are targeting insolvent companies that have been employing illegal workers and where the … Continue reading

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Complex challenges for employers in the year ahead

Constant changes and increasing complexity have helped make employment law a frontline challenge for business and this year looks set to continue the trend.  The first weeks of January saw Maggie Dewhurst, a bike courier with City Sprint, winning her … Continue reading

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How employers can say no, without saying a word…

As the countdown to the festive season gets underway, employers juggling the pre-Christmas workload need to ensure workers are enabled to take their rest breaks. The warning comes after an employer was found to have failed to take the necessary … Continue reading

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Keeping the company cool when temperatures soar

The world is on track for the hottest year since records began according to NASA, and scorching temperatures look to set to return to the UK with 30°C forecasts for late August. For those heading to work, rather than the … Continue reading

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Clamp down for employers who call a spade a shovel

Ride hailing app Uber has won attention for revolutionising the taxi business worldwide, but is now grabbing headlines for different reasons, following legal action by drivers claiming workers’ rights. The GMB Union brought the action on behalf of a group … Continue reading

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How companies get caught in the slave trade

The recent conviction of a UK business owner for a human trafficking offence has been a wake-up call to big businesses to carefully monitor their supply chain, if they are to avoid being connected to slave labour unwittingly. But with … Continue reading

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Avoiding the worst sort of hangover from the Christmas party

‘Tis the season to be merry, so it’s time for the annual Christmas party; but for many employers it’s often more fraught than fun, as wherever and whenever the event takes place, it’s still an extension of the working environment.  … Continue reading

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Courts move towards higher tariffs on health and safety breaches

Two high profile health and safety court rulings have caught the headlines this month, but the penalties imposed reflect the expected shift towards higher tariffs and businesses need to sit up and take notice say experts.   First, fashion retailer Hugo … Continue reading

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Employment Law Newsletter May 2013

May 2013 Dear Employer Finally, some progress has been made on the proposed new system of employees being given shares in return for giving up some of their employment rights. The scheme has not yet been finalised but, as seen … Continue reading

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