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  • Clocking On Times and Discrimination

    22nd August 2018

    Almost every business requires its staff to arrive at work by a particular time every day, but there may need to be flexibility if discrimination is to be avoided.The Employment...

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  • Sleeping at Work and the National Minimum Wage

    22nd August 2018

    "It would not be a natural use of language, in a context which distinguishes between (actually) working and being available for work, to describe someone as 'working' when they are...

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  • Acas Guidance on Overtime

    13th August 2018

    The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service has produced revised guidance on overtime taking account of recent court decisions which have indicated that all overtime worked should normally be included when...

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  • Voluntary Overtime and the Calculation of Holiday Pay

    13th August 2018

    Following on from the decision in Bear Scotland Limited and Others v Fulton and Others that payments for overtime which employees are required to work but which their employer is...

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  • Failure to Control Knotweed Proves Costly for Landowner

    13th August 2018

    Japanese knotweed is a very considerable pest – 'indisputably the UK's most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant', according to the Environment Agency –as it can cause damage to buildings, spreads...

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  • Disability Discrimination – Sacked Teacher Wins Almost £650,000 in Damages

    1st August 2018

    Making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees often includes ensuring that they are not overworked. The point was resoundingly made by one case in which a cystic fibrosis sufferer who was...

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  • Dismissal for Misconduct Short of Gross Misconduct Was Not Unfair

    1st August 2018

    Is it automatically unfair to dismiss an employee whose misconduct falls short of being gross misconduct? In a guideline decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has answered that question with...

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  • Jail for Husband Who Flouted Court Ruling

    31st July 2018

    Court orders have to be obeyed and those who defy them can ultimately be sent to prison. Exactly that happened in one 'big money' divorce case in which an 83-year-old...

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  • ISPs Entitled to Recover Cost of Blocking Rip-off Sites

    31st July 2018

    Copyright violation is rife on the Internet, with 'knock-off' copies of branded goods being regularly offered on trading sites and whole websites set up to offer imitations of name brands.The...

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  • Supreme Court Rejects Pimlico Plumbers' Appeal in Employment Status Case

    30th July 2018

    There have been a number of recent cases looking at the precise employment status of those working for employers who like their operatives to appear to clients as their representatives...

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  • Trading With the Public? Do You Understand Your Legal Duties?

    25th July 2018

    Anyone who deals with the public is potentially exposed to liability and that is why it is sensible for traders to seek legal advice specific to their business about the...

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