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  • Tribunal examines scope of requirement to inform agency workers about vacancies

    Date:
    23 October 2014

    Once an employer has provided an agency worker with information about relevant vacancies, is there any further requirement to treat an agency worker who applies for a job equally to permanent internal applicants? In Coles v Ministry of Defence, a long-serving agency worker was ineligible to apply for a job that was given to a permanent employee who was in a redeployment pool.

  • Updates on important collective redundancy consultation and holiday pay cases

    Date:
    23 October 2014

    The news is mixed for employers awaiting progress in two important employment cases. A date has been set for the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to consider whether or not the 20-employee threshold for triggering collective redundancy consultation applies to one "establishment" or the whole organisation. However, there has been a delay in the tribunal hearing to apply to UK law the ECJ decision that the calculation of holiday pay must include commission.

  • Reasonable adjustments for disabled people: can duty extend to disregarding warnings about attendance?

    Date:
    22 October 2014

    Does the duty to make reasonable adjustments extend to disregarding a final warning about attendance that is relied on when taking the decision to dismiss a disabled employee because of unsustainable levels of absence? That was the question for the Employment Appeal Tribunal in General Dynamics Information Technology Ltd v Carranza.

  • Is your organisation prepared for shared parental leave?

    Date:
    22 October 2014

    Our second free webinar on shared parental leave takes place on 4 November 2014 at 2pm. Ed Bowyer of Hogan Lovells will help employers prepare for the new right by highlighting key issues that organisations need to get to grips with.

  • How are employers maximising the efficiency of learning budgets?

    Date:
    21 October 2014

    The second part of our research into training and development budgets explores the steps employers are taking to increase the cost effectiveness of training, the impact of cutting back, and the issues facing those who need to access funds for learning.

  • Employee assistance programmes: what works?

    Date:
    20 October 2014

    Offering employee assistance programmes to employees is recognised as a cost-effective way to make a wide range of employee welfare and wellbeing initiatives available to employees. Our latest research explores what works best and what aspects employers believe they could do without.

  • Podcast: Reasonable adjustments

    Date:
    17 October 2014

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the requirement for employers to make reasonable adjustments to prevent employees who have a disability from being disadvantaged in the workplace.

  • New guidance on shared parental leave

    Date:
    17 October 2014

    Acas has published guidance to help employers and employees navigate the new shared parental leave regulations. It includes step-by-step advice on how eligible employees can make a request for shared parental leave, and how employers can deal with such requests fairly.

  • Practical guidance on managing annualised hours contracts

    Date:
    16 October 2014

    Annualised hours contracts allow employers to adopt flexible working patterns during the course of the year to meet peaks in demand without having to rely on overtime. This article provides practical guidance for employers on managing them.

  • Unpaid salary on a TUPE transfer: transferor ordered to pay £65,500 for failing to inform transferee

    Date:
    15 October 2014

    In Eville & Jones (UK) Ltd v Grants Veterinary Services Ltd, a tribunal considered when a transferor in financial difficulties should inform the transferee that it could not pay the salaries of its employees due before they transferred.

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