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ECJ rule duration of daily working time and rest breaks must be recorded

In Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras v Deutsche Bank SAE, a Spanish trade union sought a judgment by the ECJ that Deutsche Bank is under an obligation to set up a system for recording the time worked each day by its members of staff to ensure compliance with working time rules.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 22 May 2019

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Employer could have known employee was disabled during appeal against dismissal

An employer can defend a S.15 Equality Act 2010 ‘discrimination arising from disability’ claim, if it can show that it did not know, and could not reasonably have been expected to know, that the employee had the disability. In Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District Ltd

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 16 May 2019

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Report sets out the types and estimated cost of recruitment fraud

Recruitment fraud is when someone lies about their experience, qualifications, employment history or previous integrity to help gain employment. A report by Crowe estimates that the total cost of recruitment fraud to the UK economy could be up to £23.9 billion/

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 9 May 2019

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Poor management and heavy workloads causing increase in stress-related absence

Research by the CIPD and Simplyhealth involving 1,078 people professionals shows that 37% of UK businesses have seen an increase in stress-related absence over the last year. Respondents say having heavy workloads (62%), which can be attributed to poor management

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 4 May 2019

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Government consults on restricting exit payments in the public sector

The Government legislated for a cap of £95,000 on exit payments in the public sector in the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 as amended by the Enterprise Act 2016. The 2015 Act sets out the duty to implement the cap through secondary legislation.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 29 April 2019

Innovation plan published for the modernisation of tribunals

The Senior President of the Tribunals has published an innovation plan for the modernisation of employment tribunals in 2019-2020. The three key initiatives planned for 2019 are: (1) to give judges, panel members and users access to a digital case record and provide judges and case workers with the facility.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 25 April 2019