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Information About Acquittals Can Be Included In Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates
These checks go beyond an ordinary criminal record certificate, which is limited to the facts of convictions and police cautions.
UK
8 Aug 2018
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Should The UK Follow New Zealand's Example And Add Paid Leave For Domestic Violence Victims To The Domestic Abuse Bill?
New Zealand, perhaps surprisingly, has the highest rate of domestic violence in the world. To combat this, a new policy has been introduced that offers victims of domestic violence 10 days...
UK
7 Aug 2018
3
Legal Maximum Working Temperature?
Britain's most recent heatwave has resurrected the idea of having a legal maximum working temperature.
UK
7 Aug 2018
4
Are We Getting Closer To Gender Equality?
With the recent focus on pay gap reporting and the #MeToo campaign, Helen Jenkins reflects on the progress being made, both in Britain and globally Ipsos Mori published a report earlier this year to mark International Women's Day...
UK
20 Jul 2018
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2020 Women On Board Target – FTSE 350 Companies Urged By The Government To Step Up
The target, as set by the Hampton-Alexander Review, is for 33 per cent of FTSE board positions to be held by women by the end of 2020.
UK
16 Jul 2018
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Business Schools And The New Apprenticeship Levy
We have previously blogged on whether the levy, now having been in force for a year, has worked. Our view is that it has not been as successful as it could have been ...
UK
15 May 2018
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Zero Hours Contracts On The Rise
In response to giving its employees the choice of whether they wanted to remain on their zero hours contracts or move to a fixed hours contract...
UK
11 May 2018
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Costs Following Injunction Application – Watch Out
The High Court held in Marcura Equities v. Nisomar Ventures Ltd that, in principle, claimants are entitled to an award of significant costs even where they secure only modest damages.
UK
22 Mar 2018
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Cancer Research To Pay Interns
We previously blogged on whether unpaid internships should be a thing of the past, after Chris Holmes called for a ban on unpaid internships lasting longer than four weeks.
UK
22 Mar 2018
10
The Government's Response To The Taylor Review
The Taylor Review (or, to use its formal title, the Review of Modern Working Practices) was published back in July 2017 and made over 50 recommendations.
UK
22 Feb 2018
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Annual Increase In Unfair Dismissal And Weekly Pay Caps
The following yearly increases have been laid before Parliament and will come into force on 6 April 2018:
UK
22 Feb 2018
12
Non-Renewal Of Fixed-Term Contracts – Be Careful!
The recent case of Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust v. Drzymala highlights how important it is to handle the non-renewal of a fixed-term contract properly.
UK
29 Jan 2018
13
Fawcett Society Sex Discrimination Review – Proposals Relating To Women In The Workplace
On Tuesday the Fawcett Society issued its recommendations resulting from its Sex Discrimination Review. It remains to be seen whether the proposals are implemented.
UK
25 Jan 2018
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Tribunal Cases On The Rise
Tribunal cases have risen by two thirds since July this year, when the Supreme Court abolished tribunal fees in the landmark case of R (on the application of Unison) v. Lord Chancellor.
UK
20 Dec 2017
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Unpaid Internships – Should They Be A Thing Of The Past?
Under the current law interns are classed as workers, with two big exceptions. Interns are not classed as workers, and therefore are not afforded the protection of national minimum wage (NMW), where:
UK
20 Dec 2017
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Scotland: A Separate System For Global Mobility?
The Times has revealed plans by Scottish ministers to pave the way for a bespoke immigration system.
European Union
24 Nov 2017
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Tribunal Fee Refund Scheme Is Now Open
Further to the Supreme Court decision in R (on the application of Unison) v. Lord Chancellor, which held tribunal fees were unlawful, the government has announced that the first claimants eligible for...
UK
30 Oct 2017
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Be Careful When Quoting From The Bible …
In the recent decision of Trayhorn v. The Secretary of State for Justice the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a prison had not indirectly discriminated against a chaplain who was disciplined...
UK
31 Aug 2017
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Tribunal Fees Are Unlawful: Extension Of Time Granted
Following the Supreme Court's decision in R (on the application of Unison) v. Lord Chancellor (Unison) there was speculation as to whether there would be an influx of applications requesting an extension...
UK
29 Aug 2017
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Add 10 Per Cent To Discrimination Compensation Awards?
From April 2013, as a result of the Court of Appeal case Simmons v. Castle, there was a 10 per cent increase in general damages for non-monetary losses.
UK
17 Jul 2017
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