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When does notice of termination take effect?

The Supreme Court’s decision last month in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood was not just academically interesting, but also serves as another useful reminder to all HR practitioners of the importance of ensuring that any notice to terminate employment has been properly communicated to the employee in a clear and timely manner.

Article by: Leon Deakin | Published: 17 June 2018

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Pimlico Plumbers – no game changer

A plumber has won the latest round in a long running legal battle for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling issued today. The case, involving Pimlico Plumbers and one of its contractors, is not about whether the plumber, Gary Smith, was employed or self-employed for income tax purposes but whether he was a worker or self-employed for employment law purposes.

Article by: Nigel Morris | Published: 15 June 2018

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Can the employment gap ever be closed for disabled people?

Frustratingly, the Chancellor missed opportunity to put people with disabilities at the centre of employment plans, says Business Disability Forum. Business Disability Forum outlined its views today on the Chancellor's budget statement, urging more action on closing the disability employment gap. Article by Diane Lightfoot, CEO of Business Disability Forum.

Article by: Diane Lightfoot | Published: 7 December 2017

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It Asda be… another appeal

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the ASDA stores equal pay litigation has upheld the Tribunal's decision that female claimants in retail stores can compare their pay with higher paid men in distribution centres. Matthew Potter, Employment Law Partner with Howes Percival.

Article by: Matthew Potter | Published: 11 September 2017

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How Trump is impacting on US employment law

The Trump administration’s goals in its first few months have been clear: to focus on regulatory reforms and reverse many of the previous administration’s policies.

Article by: Brian Jebb | Published: 24 August 2017

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Scattered to the four winds

Speculation is rife as to what elements of the law will remain and what will be repealed. Top of the pile marked "contentious" is, of course, freedom of movement, and it should also be top of the heap for "most urgent" too, as businesses in all sectors struggle with the stark reality that this essential human resource is going to be, at the very least, far harder to come by.

Article by: Charlotte Ashton | Published: 17 August 2017

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Should zero-hours contracts be banned?

The controversial zero-hours contracts are in the headlines again, with the continued debate as to whether they should be banned. From Leon Deakin, employment specialist and Partner at Coffin Mew Solicitors.

Article by: Leon Deakin | Published: 21 July 2017

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Settlement agreements explained

Terminating someone’s employment has to be one of a manager’s most unpleasant tasks. However, it’s important to put emotions aside and approach the process professionally to ensure that it is carried out correctly to protect everyone involved. Specialist employment solicitor Ian Lewis of law firm Bray & Bray explains why putting a settlement agreement in place can save all concerned time, stress and money.

Article by: Ian Lewis | Published: 3 June 2017