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Monthly Employment Law News Updates

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/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - November 2009 The law behind the Royal Mail strike; When can a customer complaint justify dismissing an employee? Improved safeguarding arrangements go live; Springboard Injunctions; Agency Workers Directive; Dressing up unfair dismissal as wrongful dismissal; Disability discrimination, carers and interpretation of UK law in the light of EU law, Jewish School, ...And finally: Cycle to work guarantee scheme - with tax relief.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - October 2009 1st October 2009 Regulations; Retirement dismissals - the battle is lost but not the war; Sickness and holidays; Without prejudice discussions - a warning; Unfair dismissal - compensation; Unfair dismissal - percentage uplift; Unfair dismissal - unofficial strikes; Maternity and paternity leave; Immigration law and Baroness Scotland; And finally...
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - August 2009 Right to legal representation at internal disciplinary hearings; When does the law say a fit person is disabled?; Official review of default retirement age; Confirmation of pay and compensation changes on 1st October 2009; Consultation and TUPE; Whistleblowers' allegations to be sent by tribunals to regulatory bodies?; Will MPs need a criminal record check to visit schools?; Discrimination and job applications.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - July 2009 Redundancy - LIFO; Equal Pay and "Piggyback Claims"; Race Discrimination and Total/Lindsey; Sex Discrimination, Sir Alan Sugar and The Apprentice; Back Claims for Holiday Pay; Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults - Vetting Procedures; Inflation and Compensation; Do they get it? (in spades); No Gender Pay Gap - Only Mothers' Pay Gap; ... And Finally
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - June 2009 Pregnancy and Work; Government Proposals (minimum wage; enforcement of awards; no-win no-fee arrangements); TUPE; Noise at Work; Restaurant Tips; PUWER Regulations; Part-Time Workers; The Battle of the Golden Handshakes - and other things; Lewisham v Malcolm - update; ...And Finally
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - May 2009 The 2009 Budget - Redundancy Pay, Minimum Wage and Personal Tax Allowance; The Equality Bill; Holidays; Fat Cats; Pleural Plaques (Asbestos Claims); Representation at Disciplinary Hearings; Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007; Damages for Injury to Feelings; ...And Finally
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - April 2009 April 2009 - New Law; Heyday Result (Age Discrimination); A Warning to Employers; Rejecting Non-EU Job Applicants and Race Discrimination; Employment Tribunal Statistics; TUPE; Holidays; Discrimination on Grounds of Religion or Belief; ...And Finally
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - March 2009 Dispute Resolution Procedures - Transitional; How Discretionary is a Bonus?; What is a "Sham"?; Health & Safety Offences Act 2008; Unfair Constructive Dismissal and Compensation; SMP, SSP and Benefit Rates; Religious Discrimination; Unfair Dismissal and Compensation for Loss of Pensio Rights; ...And Finally
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - February 2009 Increase in Tribunal award limits; Increase in minimum statutory holiday; Holiday entitlement during sickness absence; TUPE and post-transfer consultation; TUPE and insolvency; Working time 48 hour week opt-out; Employment Tribunals: new procedural rules from 6th April 2009; Flexible working rights extended; And finally...
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - December 2008 Discrimination against Carers of the Disabled; Employment Act 2008 becomes Law; Immigrant Workers and ID Cards; Asbestos; Borrowed Employees; Increase in Tribunal Award Limits; Redundancy - Basics; Redundancy - some Subtleties; and finally, Sex and the City, etc
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - November 2008 Maternity Rights; Employing Immigrant Workers; Agency and Temporary Staff; Incapacity Benefit Phase Out; Restrictive Covenants, Garden Leave, etc; Flexible Working; And Finally .... The Big Money.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - October 2008 Age discrimination and retirement; Incapacity benefit phase out starts; Minimum wage increase; Insolvent employers; Employees - don't compete unfairly or else; Enhanced redundancy pay; Immigrant workers (non-EU); And finally...
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - September 2008 Redundancy (the basics); Redundancy (some subtleties); Flexible working - April 2009 changes; Rights during additional maternity leave; Pension opt-out inducements for employees to be banned; Disability discrimination - the mystery of the blind man and his dog; and Disability discrimination - help for carers.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - July 2008 Disciplinary and grievance procedures - new ACAS guidance; Right to request time off for training; Disability discrimination - technical but very important; Retirement and age discrimination; Tips, troncs and the national minimum wage; Religion is out...; and.... Religion is in.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - June 2008 Deal on Agency Workers - but problems remain; Flexible working to help 4.5 million parents - but businesses ask how long will employers cope? and Dispute Resolution - new Code of Practice and Government response to consultation.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - May 2008 Illegal Immigration; What is a "Sham"; Don't call the Barmaid "Love"; The New Statutory Holiday Entitlement; Part-Time Workers; Pregnancy and Employment; and Employer not liable for gay teasing of a straight worker.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - April 2008 Redundancy Consultation (Multiple Redundancies); PAYE Change; Time Limits; Age Discrimination - Judges and Solicitors; Sex Discrimination - Law Changes; Race Discrimination - Positive Moves?; and Offshore Workers, Doctors and Working Time
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - March 2008 Temps and Agency Workers; Non-EC Immigrant Workers; Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Sick Pay Increases; Consultation with Employees; Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures; Sickness Absence and Dismissal; Sexual Orientation Discrimination; and Unfair Dismissal
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - February 2008 Can employees accrue paid holiday rights while absent on sick leave?; 2004 Employment dispute resolution for the chop; Age discrimination; New unfair dismissal, etc, compensation limits; April 2008 - National Insurance increases; Immigrant labour; Does disability discrimination protection law extend to carers of disabled people?; and Employment Retention Bill
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - December 2007 Employment Tribunal Changes; Age Discrimination Retirement Cases put on hold; Heads - Employee Wins; Tails - Employer Loses; Redundancy Consultation; Agency Workers and Civil Servants; Grievance Procedures; Watch the Clock; Immigrant Workers - New rules in March 2007
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - November 2007 Redundancies and Consultation; Age Discrimination - The End Justifies the Means; Asbestosis and Pleural Plaques; Statutory Maternity Pay, etc; National Insurance Contributions and Income Tax Allowances 2008-2009; Ministers of Religion; Disciplinary Procedures; and Disability Discrimination
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - October 2007 Introduction; 1st October 2007 - New Minimum Holiday Rights; 1st October 2007 - Minimum Wage Increase; 1st October 2007 - Company Directors' Duties Redefined; 1st October 2007 - Flexible Working Rights Extended; and 1st October 2007 - Commission for Equality and Human Rights Starts Up
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - September 2007 Holier than thou; Age discrimination and enforced retirement at 65; Minimum wage; Is sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander?; New statutory holiday entitlement; Pay in lieu of notice; Huge race discrimination award overturned; The end can justify the means.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - July 2007 No Smoking; More Holidays; Company Drivers and Employers' Liability; Minimum Wage; Retirement and Dismissal; Vulnerable Workers; Common Sense re: Groups of Companies; and If you don't resign, we'll have to dismiss you...
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - June 2007 The No-Smoking thing; Now it's Dad's turn; Medical reports and disability; Highly Skilled Migrants Programme; A single Equality Act gets nearer; and "Without Prejudice" - What does it really mean?
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - May 2007 Don't get rough if an employee sues; Ambulance chasers and cowboy advisers; Age discrimination in recruitment; The blind man and his dog again - disability discrimination; Flexible work and the in-laws; A new twist to religious discrimination rules; Fines for health and safety offences; A warning to employers; and England comes last in no-smoking race.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News Smoke Free England; Disciplinary, Dismissal and Grievance Procedures (1) and (2); New Rights for New Mums: New Problems for Employers; Whistleblowing; Equal Pay; Trade Union Membership and Politics; UK Sex Discrimination Law is Inadequate; and Discrimination: Muslim Veils and Bank Holidays for Part Timers.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - February 2007 Agency Supplied Staff; Dismissal and Final Warnings; Minimum Wage; Changing Terms of Employment and TUPE; Flexible Working; Employers' Liability Insurance; Who is an Employee?; and Disability and Dismissal.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - January 2007 Annual Holiday Rights - Increase; Smoking at Work Outlawed; Flexible Work Arrangements; Overseas Employment and Unfair Dismissal; Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures; Firefighters and Police - New Pension Scheme; Statute Law Database; Sex Discrimination; and Minimum Wage
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - December 2006 Dismissal for incapability can be fair even if the incapability results from the employment; Age Discrimination Regulations challenge goes to Europe; New Tribunal compensation limits for 2007; Review of disciplinary and grievance procedure rules; Grievance procedures and time limits; Employment law advisers to be regulated; Compensation for loss of future earning on unfair dismissal; Workers from Bulgaria and Romania; Unfair contract terms and employees; and Consultation on redundancy
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - October 2006 Religious discrimination; Employment of TA reservists; Equal pay; Age discrimination; EAT criticism of legalistic approach to procedural rules; Asbestos; Grievance hearings and "without prejudice" discussions; New Construction Industry Scheme; When do staff handbooks become legally enforceable?; and Holiday pay for farm workers.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - September 2006 Age Discrimination; Minimum Wage; TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings); Redundancies; Holidays - increase in minimum entitlement; Maternity, etc; ECJ on Working Time; Fire Safety Law; and Implied Terms.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - July 2006 Age Discrimination; Disability Discrimination Law referred to the European Court; Welfare Reform Bill; Smoking at Work; This is the life - Pay for sleeping; Corporate Manslaughter Bill; Employer liable for employee bullying; and Asbestos/Mesothelioma.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - June 2006 Holiday rights to increase; Fixed term contracts; Asbestos and mesothelioma cases; Race discrimination; Equal pay (1); Equal pay (2); Redundancy notices; Working time max 48-hour week opt-out; Disciplinary and grievance procedures; and Unfair dismissal.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - May 2006 Maternity leave and bonus pay entitlements; Bank Holidays; Shift workers' holiday pay; Trade Union Freedom Bill (proposed); Age discrimination regulations; Upper age limits and unfair dismissal; Sex discrimination and the Foreign Office; and Sunday working.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - April 2006 Age Discrimination Regulations published; New official guidance on the meaning of "Disability"; Grievance and disciplinary and dismissal procedures; Holiday pay and the Working Time Regulations; Agencies in the food business (and Gangmasters); Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006; Race discrimination code of practice; Paternity leave and pay; and Villalba case
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - March 2006 New TUPE; Current TUPE; Equality Act 2006; Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill; McJobs that all the family can share; More on flexible working; Part-time workers; Overseas work and unfair dismissal; Age discrimination and application of EC Directives; Constructive dismissal; Compensation for unfair dismissal; Modern apprentices; and The importance of evidence in disciplinary proceedings.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - January 2006 Increase in compensation limits; Equal pay; Data protection; Pensions and consultation; Fire certificates; Transsexuals; Employment status; Time limits for Tribunal claims; and Constructive dismissal.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - December 2005 Increase in compensation limits; Extended definition of disability; Working time (on-call and opting out); Grievance procedures; TUPE; EU employment dictionary; and Defence to disability discrimination claims.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - November 2005 Maternity/paternity pay and leave; Joint vicarious liability; Noise at work; 5th December commencement for disability changes; Rolled up holiday pay; Holiday pay claims; Changes to terms of employment; Health and Safety prosecutions; Bullying at work; and The new construction industry scheme and status reviews.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - October 2005 1st October 2005 - New employment related legislation in force; New Sex Discrimination Act and Equal Pay Act rules; National Minimum wage; Employment Tribunal application forms; Tribunal too expensive and complicated; Return to work part-time after maternity leave; Job application scam; Temporary workers EC Directive shelved; and Trade Union ballots.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - August 2005 Interpreting British regulations in line with EC directives; Minimum wage; Sex harassment at work; Sex discrimination; Age discrimination; Redundancy pay; No smoking in Scotland; Part time workers and occupational pension schemes; and Drop in Tribunal claims.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - July 2005 Working time; Agency workers; Compromise agreements; Data protection; Employing immigrants; Smoking at work; Sex discrimination; TUPE; Equal pay; and Health and safety.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - May 2005 48-hour working week opt-out; Smoking at work ban nearer; Equal pay claims and maternity pay; Illegal immigrant workers; Bank holidays; Reasons for Tribunal decisions; Tribunal claims by email; Overseas employment; Parental leave; and Health & Safety - accident reporting.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - April 2005 New employment regulations; Holiday pay for those on sick leave; Employment responsibility for bullying by employee; 48-hour working week opt out; Disability Discrimination Act; Company operating and financial reviews; and Time limits for claims to Tribunals.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - March 2005 TUPE regulations; Minimum wage; HGV and PSV drivers - working time; Work at height regulations; Discrimination; Maternity (and paternity and adoption) pay and leave; Corporate manslaughter bill; Company directors' indemnities; and Immigration and work permits.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - February 2005 Stress; EAT v EAT; Payroll giving; Employers' liability insurance; Collective redundancies; Burden of proof in discrimination cases; and New claim and response forms in Tribunals.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - January 2005 Age discrimination; Information and consultation regulations; New Employment Act; Data protection employment code of practice; Rolled-up holiday pay; and Tax and changes to terms of employment.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - December 2004 TUPE and pensions; Increases in Tribunal compensation limits; Equality and Human Rights Commission; Smoking at work; Homeworkers; Working hours; Freedom of information; Costs in Tribunals; and Employers' liability insurance.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - October 2004 1st October changes; Employment Relations Act 2004; EC changes to working time rules; Consultation with staff; Pension bill amendments; and Increases in immigration fees.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - July 2004 Written particulars of employment; Employment Tribunal's annual report; Compensation for unfair dismissal; Part time employees; Information and consultation regulations; Constructive dismissal in discrimination cases; and Faulty work equipment.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - June 2004 Rolled-up holiday pay; Discrimination questionnaires; Asbestos; Other discrimination law news; Mediation and ADR; TUPE; Children and young persons at work; Stephanie Villalba case against Merrill Lynch; and Grievance Procedure - revision to May edition of newsletter.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - May 2004 Stress; Grievance procedures; Pregnancy and refusal of job application; and Redundancy and consultation.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - April 2004 Illegal working in the UK; Holidays and holiday pay; Minimum wage; Unfair dismissal avoidance scheme allowed; Compensation on unfair dismissal within 12 months; Agency workers; and Disciplinary and Grievance procedures.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - March 2004 TUPE and pensions; Compensation for injury to feelings in unfair dismissal cases; Backdated holiday pay; Homeworkers - new regulations; New EU members - restrictions on employee benefits; Criminal records certificates; Data Protection Act guidelines; Sex and race discrimination rules apply more widely than previously thought; and Resignation or dismissal.
/images/acrobat.gif Employment Law News - January 2004 New compensation limits; Disciplinary and grievance procedures; Employment agency arrangements; Staff dress code; Equal pay; and Common commencement dates for employment law changes.