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Aug
13
2010

The scope of an "ETO"reason

Under TUPE, any dismissal or change to terms and conditions of employment which is connected with a relevant transfer is unfair or invalid, unless it can be shown that the..

Aug
13
2010

Holiday and sickness - an update

The House of Lords in HM Revenue & Customs v Stringer [2009] held that claims for holiday pay can be a series of deductions.  Since the decision, employers have been..

Aug
12
2010

Government starts consultation on the right to request time off for training

Despite only coming into force in April 2010 for employers with over 250 employees, and not yet being applicable to smaller firms, the Coalition Government is considering scrapping the right..

Aug
09
2010

Jobs market set to stall?

Official figures have shown that unemployment fell in the three months to May this year, to a total of 2.47 million.  However, according to reports from the Chartered Institute of..

Aug
05
2010

Defaulting employers beware...

From 1 October 2010 a new streamlined process to allow enforcement of settlements contained in Acas COT3 forms will be introduced. Employees will be able to instruct a High Court..

Aug
05
2010

Public Sector Restructuring - Dark clouds and silver linings

The coalition government rose from the ashes of the most controversial general election in recent times to deliver a budget with bite. Although we are officially out of the recession,..

Aug
04
2010

Output VAT payable by employers with retail voucher salary-sacrifice schemes

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that output VAT must be paid on retail vouchers given to staff under salary sacrifice schemes, which allow employees to elect to..

Jul
30
2010

New ACAS Pilot Initiative

The Central London Employment Tribunal is trialing a new system whereby an ACAS Conciliator is present at the tribunal office to assist parties in conducting settlement discussions.    Parties who are..

Jul
30
2010

Public Sector Code of Practice on Workforce Matters under Threat?

Under TUPE, employees` terms are protected when they are transferred to the private sector. In addition, the 2003 voluntary code of practice on workforce matters in local authority service contracts..

Jul
30
2010

Consultation on upskilling the workforce

On 22 July 2010, the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) launched a consultation paper, "Skills for Sustainable Growth". The consultation outlines seeks views on proposals for addressing the..



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