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Reasonable Adjustments – How Far Do Employers Have to Go?

We are all familiar with the concept of the duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. This duty extends to an employer’s recruitment process, where reasonable adjustments to the interview procedure should be made, where needed, for disabled candidates. … Continue reading

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Employment Law Update – No ‘no-fault’ dismissals!

Dr Vince Cable has now announced that the Government will not be pursuing the, very controversial ‘compensated no-fault dismissals’ proposals, put forward by Adrian Beecroft. That is perhaps not surprising given the political furore generated a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading

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Increase to National Minimum Wage rates

The government has announced the following national minimum wage rates, which will take effect from 1 October 2012: The standard adult rate (workers aged 21 and over) will rise to £6.19 per hour (up from £6.08). The development rate (workers … Continue reading

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Increase in Compensation Limits for 2012

The Department for Businsess, Innovation and Skills has set the new compensation limits, adjusted as always in line with the Retail Price Index, which take effect from 1st February 2012. The key changes are:- a week’s pay – £430 (currently … Continue reading

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First conviction under Bribery Act 2010

A magistrates’ court clerk has become the first person to be prosecuted and convicted under the Bribery Act 2010. Munir Patel pleaded guilty to bribery and misconduct in public office after taking a £500 bribe in exchange for agreeing not … Continue reading

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Michelmores Annual Employment Law Conference 2011

Save the date – Thursday 3 November 2011. Email me at tom.stenner-evans@michelmores.com for further details of timings, topics and speakers, or to be added to the invite list.

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More Holidays and Sickness!

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case of NHS Leeds v Larner confirmed that a worker who was absent due to sickness for the whole of a pay year was entitled to be paid for their unused annual leave, regardless of … Continue reading

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Holidays and Sickness – another change?!

On 7 July 2011, the Advocate General delivered her opinion in KHS AG v Schulte C-214/10, a German case concerning the relationship between holiday rights under the Working Time Directive and long-term sick leave.  The Advocate General concluded that: EU … Continue reading

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Employment law reforms? Not yet!

Many of you will have read in the papers today about proposals due to be announced today to reform TUPE, reduce redundancy consultation periods and even cap discrimination awards.  See, for example, the article on the BBC website – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13361130 We … Continue reading

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Redundancy scoring

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has handed down a very significant decision with regard to redundancy scoring exercises.  The case in question (Dabson v David Cover & Sons Ltd)  is authority for the proposition that when assessing the fairness of selection for redundancy, the marks awarded in the … Continue reading

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