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What is TUPE? TUPE refers to the “Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006”. The TUPE rules apply to organisations of all sizes and protect employees’ rights when the organisation or service they work for transfers to a new employer. If the business relocates, do you have to relocate? Ordinarily, if an employer moves...
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In the latest statistics released from the Ministry of Justice, Employment Tribunal Claims have tripled in the 3 months between April and June 2018. It is reported that the number of single claims reaching the Employment Tribunal has more than doubled when compared with the same quarter in 2018. Statistics reveal there were more than...
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What is an employment settlement agreement? A settlement agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee. Usually the employee will receive a severance payment in return for their agreement not to pursue a claim in a court or employment tribunal against the employer. Do you need to see a solicitor? Yes –...
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If cash in hand jobs were abolished it would raise an additional 6 billion pounds in tax revenue and would benefit the working economy, says a new Government report commissioned last month. The report suggests that rather than paying cash in hand to workers such as window cleaners, plumbers and other traders that there should...
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A major consideration when setting up a new business is the recruitment and retention of good staff. One thing to be mindful of is the requirement of the Equality Act 2010 which protects individuals against work-related discrimination. This includes job applicants as well as staff, contract workers and partners. When recruiting staff, employers must not...
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The Court of Appeal has now given judgment in the case of Newcastle NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood, which gives guidance on when notice of termination of employment takes effect. The case centred around the date that Mrs Haywood received notice from her employer that she was to be dismissed by reason of redundancy. Mrs...
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When employing staff, whether for the first time, or to add to an existing employee base, there are a number of things that employers often overlook. Employers would be ill-advised to simply advertise a vacancy without giving some thought as to the overall recruitment process as well as the vacancy itself. Below is a summary...
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Legislation that came into force in April 2015 means that working families are now able to share statutory leave and pay after the birth of a baby or adoption of a child. This means that parents and adopters are now able to take time off together and also take breaks in their leave. As long...
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The Employment Appeals Tribunal recently dismissed British Gas’ appeal in the case of Lock v British Gas. The decision confirms that holiday pay must be calculated to include commission. Mr Lock worked for British Gas, and his remuneration was made up of salary and commission. He only received holiday pay in respect of his basic...
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