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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..

Jul
29
2010

Consultation on plans to phase out the default retirement age begins!

The current default retirement age (DRA) of 65 has been under the spotlight since the introduction of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations back in 2006 and has not been without..

Jul
28
2010

Failing to discount disability related periods of sickness for the purpose of redundancy scoring was disability discrimination.

Most employers adopt standard redundancy scoring criteria which include objective criteria such as levels of sickness absence. Again, most employers know that to avoid discriminating against disabled employees any periods..

Jul
28
2010

A way to avoid backdated holiday pay claims?

Ever since the House of Lords ruled in HM Revenue & Customs v Stringer and others last year that employees could claim accrued but untaken annual leave going back a..

Jul
28
2010

Bound by Subsequent Changes

Under TUPE, all collective agreements relating to the transferring employees transfer to the transferee where they are bound by the terms in force at the date of transfer.  Any subsequent..

Jul
28
2010

Caps on Redundancy Payments

The question of whether it is unlawful age discrimination to cap contractual redundancy payments in order to prevent employees from receiving a windfall (i.e. a redundancy payment together with the..

Jul
28
2010

Stigma Damages

Compensation for personal loss of reputation is generally excluded from unfair dismissal compensation.  However, following the much publicised case of Bank of Credit and Commerce International SA (BCCI) an exception..



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