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Is ACAS Early Conciliation working?

27 May 2016
Early conciliation is a free service offered by ACAS. It was previously available on a purely voluntary basis, however, from May 2014 it became mandatory to contact ACAS before...

Breach of Working Time Regulations does not, without more, lead to injury to feelings award

26 May 2016
The case of Santos Gomes v Higher Level Care Ltd has made clear that compensation arising out of an employer’s failure to provide statutory rest breaks under the Working Time...

Right to work checks - how to avoid a £20,000 fine from the Home Office

26 May 2016
One of the worst letters which HR can receive has to be a letter from the Home Office headed “Information Request: Illegal Working Civil Penalty” and demanding information about a...

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