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Aug
19
2010

Stressed?

According to new studies, men are far more likely to suffer work-related stress or be tempted to `hit the bottle` after a stressful day at work than women. As many..

Aug
19
2010

Patients who make frequent trips to their doctors are much more likely to go on incapacity benefit later on.

GPs can spot patients who will claim incapacity benefit for mental health issues three years before they stop working, research published in the British Medical Journal has suggested. The results of..

Aug
17
2010

Cycle to work scheme "fair market value" clarified by HMRC

HMRC has clarified the tax rules surrounding the Cycle to Work scheme. This should encourage more employers to offer the benefit to their workforce, as companies who strive to go..

Aug
13
2010

Dismissal and the reasonable responses test

The case of Enable Care & Support Home Ltd v Pearson [2010] is an example where a tribunal fell into the trap of substituting its own judgment for that of..

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,..



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