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Guide to new employment law changes

There is to be an influx of employment law changes coming into effect as of 1 October 2014, tackling many social issues such as fathers’ rights, equal pay, more protection for reservists and an increase in the national minimum wage. By Emily Chalkley, Associate Solicitor, Charles Russell LLP.

Article by: | Published: 30 September 2014

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The shocking cost of Britain’s ‘hidden fleets’

Britain has been revealed to be a nation of hidden business fleets, with a third of British drivers who drive as part of their job shown to be uninsured for business miles. On average, these drivers clock up 4,708 uninsured business miles per year whilst driving for work.

Article by: | Published: 12 September 2014

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New drug testing to combat drug misuse in the workplace

Contrary to popular stereotypes which portray drug users as homeless, unemployed or on the edge of society, almost one in ten of the UK workforce admits to recent drug misuse, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Health in 2012. With comment from Dr Paul Yates, from Intelligent Fingerprinting.

Article by: | Published: 8 September 2014

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The implications of McMillan v Airedale NHS

The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court's decision that a contractual disciplinary procedure did not allow an employer to increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal. In the absence of an express contractual right to increase the sanction on appeal, no such power will be implied into the contract.

Article by: | Published: 4 August 2014

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Regaining lost ground

Over the last two years, changes to employment law have resulted in a paradigm shift in the arena of employment disputes. Mike Wilson, Partner in the employment team at law firm Blake Lapthorn, outlines the impact and potential benefits.

Article by: | Published: 28 May 2014