Employment

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 …

The Budget is coming – possible changes to tax treatment for pension contributions

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This year's Budget will take place on 29 October and there is the usual speculation that the Chancellor will make changes to the tax relief available on pension contributions but other changes to pensions may be announced as well. 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 …

Secret injunction - Dyson Technology Ltd v Pellerey

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The ever-growing importance of precise use and drafting of terms to protect confidential information, and how this can assist in circumstances where an employee is moving to a competing business, has been emphasised in a Court of Appeal case, Dyson Technology Ltd v Pellerey [2016] EWCA Civ 87. 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 …

Costs following an injunction

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Costs in Injunction Applications - Are Claimants entitled to significant costs if they secure only modest damages? This issue was explored in the recent High Court case of Marcura Equities FZE & Anor v Nisomar Ventures Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 523 (QB). More …