Education

Do sleep-in shifts qualify for the minimum wage?

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In HR Magazine, Holly Cudbill, considers the vexed question of whether employees who undertake sleep-in shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) throughout the entire time they are asleep, or only when they are awake to carry out duties. More …

Landmark ruling on the meaning of ‘unfavourable treatment’

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Matthew Smith and Tom Shears (instructing Keith Bryant QC and Saul Margo of Outer Temple Chambers) have successfully defended Swansea University and the Trustees of its pension scheme in an appeal in the Court of Appeal in the leading case on what amounts to "unfavourable treatment" in disability discrimination." More …

Blake Morgan assists Hereford Sixth Form be the first to convert to an academy

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Our education team have successfully assisted with the Hereford Sixth Form's conversion to an academy. Click here to read the full story. More …

2016 State Aid guide

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Emyr Lewis, partner in our Commercial team,co-authored the latest State Aid Guide. Click here to view the guide. More …

The introduction of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017

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Matthew Smith explains the new Higher Education and Research Act 2017 and how June's General Election has led to concessions and amendments. This article was first published on LexisNexis on 16 May 2017. More …

Court of Appeal gives guidance on long-term sickness absence dismissals

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The Court of Appeal has decided whether it is fair to dismiss an employee who is on long term sick leave and how long they should be expected to wait for the employee to return. More …

The insolvency regime for the further education and sixth-form sector

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1. On 6 July 2016, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills ("BIS") published consultation paper BIS/16/320 Developing an insolvency regime for the further education and sixth-from sector – consultation document ("BIS/16/320") More …

The Diamond Review: what does it mean for Higher Education institutions in Wales?

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Welsh universities can commence longer term financial planning with some confidence, following the announcement that recommendations set out in the Diamond Review could come into effect as early as 2018/19. More …

Brexit: what this means for higher education

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So now we are set to leave the EU and the speculation has already begun about what will happen to existing and planned EU-funded collaboration projects. More …

The Queen's Speech - 18th May 2016

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Following the Queen's Speech on 18th May 2016, we analyse a number of the Bills that were announced as part of the State Opening of Parliament. More …