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Jun
23
2017

Queen’s Speech: Proposed measures relating to Employment Law

Her Majesty has outlined the legislative agenda for the coming two years in Parliament. As the Conservative Party failed to obtain a majority in the recent general election, many manifesto..

Jun
23
2017

Employment status disputes could lead to holiday pay headache

If the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) follow the Advocate General’s recent opinion on holiday entitlement, for those wrongly classified as self-employed, businesses who dispute entitlement to..

Jun
23
2017

First-tier Tribunal gives guidance on monetary penalties for data protection breaches

In LAD Media Ltd v ICO, a monetary penalty by the ICO for unsolicited marketing texts has been reduced on appeal by the First-Tier Tribunal (Information Rights)...

Jun
22
2017

CITB report confirms UK construction firms rely on migrant labour

Research commissioned by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today revealed that a third of construction firms employ overseas workers..

Jun
21
2017

Gender pay gap starts early

A new study looking at 23 subjects studied at university has suggested that the gender pay gap can start as early as the first year after graduating...

Jun
16
2017

Failure to pay enhanced shared parental leave was direct sex discrimination

In Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd, a father succeeded in his claim for direct sex discrimination when he was told that shared parental pay only entitled him to 2..

Jun
16
2017

Non-compete clauses: timing is everything

In Egon Zehnder Ltd v Mary Caroline Tilman, the High Court upheld a restrictive covenant finding that it went no further than reasonably necessary in protecting the employer’s legitimate business..

Jun
16
2017

Council fined £150,000 for a failure to redact sensitive personal data

Basildon Borough Council have been given a £150,000 fine by the Information Commissioner, after a statement in support of a householder’s planning application was published online in full without redacting..

Jun
16
2017

Tier 2 Immigration Skills Charge – Another fee to pay

The recent Conservative manifesto has included a pledge to upsurge the Immigration Skills Charge, from £1,000 to £2,000 per year per employee by the end of the Parliament. Stated within..

Jun
09
2017

The UK wakes up to a hung parliament!

We blogged previously on the party’s employment and immigration issues in its manifesto, however, it is unclear, at this stage, how this outcome will affect the party’s approach or whether..



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