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13 Apr, 2015

When is a disclosure in “the public interest”?

Whistleblowing remains a high profile topic and with the need for two years' service before an employee can raise an unfair dismissal case, more individuals are seeking to argue that they have made a protected disclosure so that their case can proceed.

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09 Apr, 2015

Shared Parental Leave – delivering flexibility for working parents?

The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 (“the SPL Regulations”) came into force on 1 December 2014 and introduce a new system that allows parents to share a period of leave following the birth of a child or an adoption.

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07 Apr, 2015

Whistleblowing – what is it and what does it mean for employers?

Our recent mock tribunal centred on whether an employee had "blown the whistle" by making a qualifying disclosure. What exactly is a qualifying disclosure, why should employers be wary of them and when are whistleblowers protected?

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02 Apr, 2015

Zero Hours Contract: A key manifesto battleground in the 2015 General Election

One of the battlegrounds for the forthcoming General Election focuses on the use of zero hours contracts. Are they the scourge of society or useful in the UK maintaining and growing a flexible workforce fit for the 21 century?

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01 Apr, 2015

The 1D effect and Compassionate Leave for Employees

The Independent reported last week that employees have been requesting compassionate leave to cope with the news Zayn Malik has left One Direction!

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18 Feb, 2015

Employment Tribunal Limits to change.

With effect from 6 April 2015 the award limits for Employment Tribunals will increase.

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13 Feb, 2015

Varying employment contracts without employee consent

From time to time, employers may have legitimate reasons to want to alter employees’ contracts. Amy Jones, Employment Law specialist looks at whether this is easier said than done.

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12 Jan, 2015

Social Media; The damage 140 characters can do continues to be highlighted

Employment Law Solicitor, Amy Jones looks at the considerations employers should make when dealing with social media issues.

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08 Jan, 2015

2015 – Brave New World?

As we begin 2015 the media is full of their annual retrospectives and crystal ball gazing for the year ahead, and employment lawyers are no different. So what stands out for you in 2014 and what are you hoping for in the New Year?

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10 Dec, 2014

Failure To Provide Employee Liability Information Costs Transferor £65,000

It's not often we see decisions on the failure of a transferring employer to provide employee liability information, but the case of Eville & Jones (UK) Ltd v Grants Veterinary Services Ltd (in liquidation) is one such case.

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