Stringfellow Restaurants Ltd v Quashie
Ms Quashie worked intermittently for 18 months as a lap dancer for two clubs, Stringfellows and Angels, in London, owned by Stringfellow Restaurants Ltd. Dancers' working patterns operated using a ro More...12 February 2013 13:03
With potential change ahead for TUPE, employment lawyers Bernadette Daley and Miriam Bruce ask: What would a world without the service change provision rules look like? As part of its commitment to cut through employment law red tape, the Government More...11 February 2013 11:11
Logan v Celyn House Ltd
Mrs Logan was employed as a veterinary nurse by Celyn House Ltd from September 2008. Under her contract of employment, she was entitled to four weeks' sick pay, paid at her basic pay rate.
In May 2010, Mrs Logan More...08 February 2013 13:24
The Government has published draft legislation that will set out to reduce the consultation period required when 100 or more employees are to be made redundant.
Under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, if an employer plan More...06 February 2013 15:01
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill is currently making its way through Parliament. The Government is looking to use the Bill to encourage early dispute resolution and reduce the number of disputes going to employment tribunal. Nick Hobden (pictur More...05 February 2013 15:34
The Government has today published the Children and Families Bill, which includes reforms to the way in which parents can share maternity leave as well as the extension of the right to request flexible working.
Under the new system of shared parental More...05 February 2013 15:34
The world of business is increasingly reliant on technology. So what can firms do to ensure important information is protected? Solicitor Adam Hartley advises. Confidential information is often one of the most valuable but overlooked assets of a busi More...05 February 2013 14:30
The limit on the amount of the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase from £72,300 to £74,200 tomorrow, 1 February. Other changes coming into force tomorrow as a result of the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 201 More...31 January 2013 12:57
An employment tribunal has provided guidance on the use of the "Swedish derogation" model, under which agency workers can sign a type of employment contract with their agency that means they give up the right to pay parity with direct recruits - to More...30 January 2013 12:49
The Government is set to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling that it is a breach of human rights to require people to disclose criminal convictions to certain employers. The ruling could mean jobseekers in England and Wales would not have to disclose More...30 January 2013 10:14
How should you deal with an employee who engages in allegedly threatening behaviour towards a colleague? This issue has been considered in two employment tribunal cases.
Employee dismissed after raising his voice at a colleague
F was a sc More...29 January 2013 16:03
With the recent decision in Redfearn v United Kingdom , the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) signalled that there is a limit to how far an employer can let what an employee does in their own time affect decision-making in the workplace.
Employ More...25 January 2013 16:16
With the Government's proposals for easier sharing of parental leave between partners, Occupational Health magazine looks at how businesses might be affected. In Nick Clegg's dream world, new mums and dads would split parental leave equitably and tak More...25 January 2013 16:16
David Cameron’s speech this morning on the future of the UK’s relationship with the European Union (EU) has made the prospect of the UK Government operating outside the legal systems of the EU a distinct possibility. The Prime Minister pledged More...23 January 2013 15:44
The number of businesses using the conciliation service Acas for advice on employment law and good practice has risen, according to a survey released today.
The 2011 workplace employment relations study found there was a 29% increase in manag More...23 January 2013 13:58
Capability and disability can be tricky waters for employers to navigate, despite often having the best intentions. When considering whether or not a worker is disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 and identifying reasonable adjustments, th More...23 January 2013 13:15
Jefferson (Commercial) LLP v Westgate
Mr Westgate was employed by Jefferson (Commercial) LLP from 2002. By September 2010, the employer had reason to speak to Mr Westgate about performance issues; he subsequently went off sick and issued More...22 January 2013 15:41
The Government has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the TUPE Regulations, which includes the proposal to remove the provisions on service provision changes.
The Government said the proposed changes will "improve and simplify" the More...18 January 2013 11:49
The Government has published its response to the consultation on "ending the employment relationship", which includes its intention to reduce the cap on the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal.
The Government response includes a number o More...17 January 2013 17:50
Welton v Deluxe Retail Ltd (t/a Madhouse)
Mr Welton worked at a store in Sheffield that closed down, and his employment was terminated on 23 February 2010. The working week ended on 27 February 2010. On 1 March, during what would have bee More...17 January 2013 10:48