March 2014 Archive

Discrimination relating to maternity leave

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Pregnant employees and those on maternity leave have special protection which provides that any dismissals or detrimental treatment due to pregnancy or post birth-related illness amounts to direct pregnancy or maternity discrimination. More …

What happens to unused flexi-hours?

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Can an Employment Tribunal imply contractual terms about the payment of untaken flexi-time at the end of employment, if the contract says nothing? More …

Where are we on changes for 6 April?

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There's been a busy start to 2014 already with changes to TUPE 2006 in January, increased penalties for the National Minimum Wage which came into force on 7 March, and changes to spent convictions which took place on 10 March. But where are we on the changes planned for 6 April 2014? More …

New Threshold Limits for 2014

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The adjusted thresholds to apply from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015 are reproduced at the end of this briefing. The values are marginally reduced which the Cabinet Office advises are due to exchange control fluctuations over the last two years. More …