January 2015 Archive

Major changes to legislation on health and safety on construction projects

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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 come into force on 6 April. More …

Welsh Constitutional Convention Launch

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Last night saw the launch of the Institute of Welsh Affair’s (IWA’s) online constitutional convention. More …

New ACAS Code of Practice to be published shortly

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The current version of the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance procedures was published back in 2008 and a new version will be published shortly. Although there is only a small change to one section of the new ACAS Code, it is likely that many employers will need to amend their disciplinary and grievance procedures as a result. More …

Dismissal for offensive tweets

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that it is potentially fair for an employer to dismiss an employee for posting offensive non-work related tweets from a personal Twitter account. More …

Court fees for Possession Claims on the increase again?

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The Ministry of Justice is consulting on a proposal which could see yet another rise in court fees for, amongst other things, issuing claims for possession. More …

Rhianna wins case against Topshop

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The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court's decision to impose an injunction banning Topshop from selling a garment featuring Rhianna's photo. More …

UNISON unsuccessful again at the High Court

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The introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in summer 2013 was controversial from the outset and has been the subject of two, high profile judicial review applications by UNISON. More …

The highest court in Europe confirms that domestic CCTV can be caught by data protection law

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On 11 December 2014 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave a significant ruling that confirms that data protection legislation will apply to CCTV installed by a person on his family home for the purpose of protecting the property, health and life of the home owners if it also monitors a public space. More …