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  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Are staff entitled to be paid an extra day as 2016 is a Leap Year?
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      The quick answer is ‘no’ for salaried employees.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news for all those eager employees but unfortunately 2016 is one of those leap years that doesn’t include an extra weekday.  If you look at the calendar, what we get is an extra Saturday as there are a total… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    How can modern slavery be stopped?
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                Modern slavery is a crime that affects communities and individuals across the world; it is an abuse of human rights involving, men, women and children. The Government hopes that by tackling modern slavery this will help to protect those who are vulnerable and also prevent any violations to basic… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    2014 TUPE Regulations
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    The 2014 TUPE came into play in January 2014 and effect any TUPE Transfer which takes place after the transfer date. As such they are not retrospective. During the consultation period for the new regulations there was talk of the service provision changes being removed. Fortunately this has not happened; instead the service provision changes… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Employment Law Update 2014
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    2013 has seen major changes to employment law. The consultation period for collective redundancies was halved to 45 days, whistle-blowing claims were subjected to a more stringent requirement any protected disclosure must be in the public interest, unfair dismissal claims were capped at 12 months’ salary, compromise agreements became settlement agreements, pre-termination discussions were introduced… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Potential changes to TUPE
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    The Transfer of Undertakings Regulations is one of the most complex areas of employment law and can lead to confusion and frustration for smaller employer’s wishing to transfer staff. Regulation 11 of TUPE requires an employer who is transferring employees to provide certain limited employee liability information 14 days before a TUPE transfer. The regulation… Learn more

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    Sex Discrimination in the Workplace
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    The Equality Act 2010 codified the previous legislation which formed the basis of anti-discrimination law in England and Wales, including the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. The Equality Act 2010 mirrors the goals of the four main European Union (EU) Equal Treatment Directives. The Equality Act 2010 requires treatment to be equal in: Employment and training… Learn more

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    Penalty Notices for Employers
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    New legislation due to come into force sometime after October 2013 will allow Tribunals to Order the Employer to pay between £100 to £5000 to the secretary of state where an aggravating factor is involved in the breach.  The fine will be halved if paid within 21 days. What amounts to aggravating factors remains unclear… Learn more

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    I think I’ve been dismissed unfairly – what do I do?
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    A dismissal could be deemed as unfair if you were dismissed without a reason or without using the correct and formal dismissal procedure. There are also other situations where your dismissal could be classed as unfair can include: If you requested flexible working hours If you refused to give up your rights with regard to… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Living Wage v Minimum Wage
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    The  Living Wage Foundation (LWF) the living wage for London is £8.55 an hour and for the rest of the UK £7.45 an hour. Compare that with the national minimum wage of £6.19 an hour and it may not be surprising that many employers are choosing to pay a ‘living wage’ as oppose to just… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Ask Eleanor: All your legal FAQs answered!
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    As solicitors we get asked questions every day and many times they are the same questions from different people. In the Ask Eleanor blog I will be answering some of the questions that I have been asked a lot, or have overheard whilst out and about. Hopefully I’ll be debunking a few legal myths in… Learn more

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