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Blake Morgan's Employment Law Newsletter - Winter 2019

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A warm welcome to Blake Morgan's Winter newsletter, keeping you informed of the latest developments in Employment Law. More …

The unavailability of the companion – to postpone or not to postpone?

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Carrying out a fair disciplinary, capability or grievance procedure is essential for avoiding unfair dismissal claims and the EAT decision in Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith dealt with the common situation where an employee requests a disciplinary hearing to be postponed on the basis that their preferred companion is unavailable. More …

Proposals for better protection during pregnancy, maternity, and family leave

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We look at the Government's latest consultation on increased protection for parents, especially new and expectant mothers. More …

What to look out for in Employment Law in 2019

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What employment law developments should HR professionals be aware of in the year ahead? More …

Landmark decision from the Supreme Court on the meaning of "unfavourable treatment"

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In Williams v The Trustees of Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme and Swansea University the Supreme Court has provided useful confirmation on the meaning of "unfavourable treatment" under section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 ("the Act"). More …

Proposed reform to Employment law rights – what are the most significant?

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It's being hailed by the Government as the "largest upgrade in workers' rights in over a generation", taking forward almost all the recommendations of the Taylor Review, but are the proposed changes really as dramatic as that? We consider the main proposals and how significant they might be. More …

Blake Morgan's Employment Law Newsletter

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Blake Morgan's Autumn newsletter keeps you informed of the latest developments in Employment Law. More …

Unlimited holidays – employment utopia or career suicide?

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No cap on holiday entitlement is increasingly a perk being offered by employers, including Netflix and Virgin. Is giving employees the freedom to decide how much holiday they need every employee's dream, or could the taking of annual leave damage careers? More …

New Acas Guidance on overtime rights

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Associate Vicky Schollar comments in People Management on the new Acas Guidance on overtime rights and the implications of overtime when calculating holiday pay. More …

Care needed when using technology in recruitment

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Associate Holly Cudbill comments in People Management on the potential risks of digital recruitment methods and in particular, the use of "kill questions" which, depending on the answer given, prevent applications from proceeding. More …