For business

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In the last five weeks I've advised four employers on issues under the National Minimum Wage Regulations. Three of my clients didn't realise they had a problem until it hit them. Of course all these cases turn on their own facts but there are some...
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Disciplinary Procedures ACAS has published a revised Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures. This was prompted by an EAT decision questioning previous guidance about the reasonableness of an employee's request to be accompanied at a...
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An old chestnut which drops onto my desk from time to time is whether an employer can pay a bonus to Stakanovites who never take sick leave? My answer has always been to steer clear of attendance related bonuses because they're probably discriminatory...
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Last November’s EAT decision is still causing HR practitioners to stop and think if they should be doing something about it. That’s not surprising. I first looked at this in depth about 10 years ago in the context of pilot’s flying...
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Mr L was employed as a risk and loss prevention investigator by a retailer with stores across the UK. He covered 100 stores in the North-East of England. The company uses Twitter as a marketing and communication tool so Mr L created a Twitter account...

For you

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My client is a highly qualified professional man from South East Asia who came to this country in 2006. He has remained here lawfully on a series of student and work visas. Last year he married a British citizen and applied for limited leave to remain on the...
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Disciplinary Procedures ACAS has published a revised Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures. This was prompted by an EAT decision questioning previous guidance about the reasonableness of an employee's request to be accompanied at a...
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I have been very busy building up an occupational disease caseload since I joined the firm as a partner in the Personal injury team earlier this year. My main focus is on respiratory diseases, especially those caused by asbestos exposure, and I now act for...
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What this means for Asbestos Victims Diffuse mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of internal organs, such as the lungs, and almost always arises from exposure to asbestos. Life expectancy from diagnosis is an average of 8 to 9 months. Diffuse...
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This article was published in Blackmore Vale Magazine on 6 February 2015. Now dear readers it seems you don’t have to be an astronaut to have an alien encounter. For those of you who are landowners, the draft Infrastructure Bill threatens...