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Forcing a Christian to work on a Sunday

Is it lawful to force a Christian employee, with deeply held beliefs about the Sabbath, to work on a Sunday? Yes it is, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Mba v. London Borough of Merton. Background… Read on

Reclaiming recruitment and training costs

Can an employer deduct recruitment fees and/or training fees from the unpaid wages of a departing member of staff? Yes it can, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Cleeve Link v Bryla. Background In this case,… Read on

Freedom to choose own lawyer under an insurance policy

On 7 November 2013, the European Court of Justice decided that an insurer cannot make an employee’s freedom to choose his/her own lawyer in legal proceedings conditional upon the insurer first deciding that the case should be handled by an… Read on

Five things you MUST do when making someone redundant

Are you a business owner facing the difficult decision of employee redundancy? If so, here are five fundamental things to consider: You must warn those employees whose jobs are at risk of redundancy. You must consult with staff who have… Read on

Shared parental leave

In November 2012, the Government announced that it intended to introduce a new system of shared parental leave, overhauling the existing maternity leave and paternity leave provisions. Under the proposals, eligible employees would continue to be entitled to a maximum… Read on

Employment tribunal fees and current rates

All individuals who are pursuing claims at the Employment Tribunal will now have to pay both an issue fee and a hearing fee. The individual pays the fees and not the employer. The fees will apply to all claims started… Read on

Dramatic overhaul of TUPE proposed

Employers will welcome the proposals for new, less burdensome rules relating to staff on a transfer of business, due to become effective mid-January 2014. The measures are currently only proposals, but we report on them now because they are potentially… Read on