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Solicitors And Whistle-Blowing
We report on the Solicitors Regulation Authority's imminent consultation on introducing a whistle-blowing policy to the SRA Handbook for the first time.
UK
6 Nov 2011
2
Employment Tribunal Reforms
At the Conservative Party conference yesterday, the Chancellor announced two significant changes in relation to tribunal claims, following the consultation "Resolving Workplace Disputes", which was published at the beginning of the year.
UK
16 Oct 2011
3
Equal Opportunities In Hong Kong - One Tribunal Too Many?
In our October 2010 e-bulletin we reported on recommendations by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) for an Equal Opportunities Tribunal (EOT) in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong
3 Oct 2011
4
Laptops For Work – Expectations Of Privacy
As an international financial centre, Hong Kong has one of the most transient and mobile workforces and one of the highest concentrations of information technology (IT) use in the workplace.
Hong Kong
31 Jul 2011
5
Electing Representatives In Collective Redundancies: Is A Ballot Always Necessary?
Where collective redundancy consultation obligations kick in, the consultation must take place with "appropriate representatives".
UK
12 Jul 2011
6
Agency Workers Regulations 2010: Finalised Guidance Published
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010, which come into force on 1 October 2011, mark a sea change in the position of agency workers in the UK.
UK
8 Jun 2011
7
Agency Workers Regulations 2010: Finalised Guidance Published
The Government has, today, published finalised Guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, which come into force on 1 October 2011.
UK
16 May 2011
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Be Careful What You Say About Ex-Employees
It is well established following the House of Lords' decision in Spring v Guardian Assurance (1995), that an employer who provides a reference regarding a former employee is under a duty to take reasonable care in making the reference and will be liable to the employee in negligence if the reference is inaccurate and the employee suffers loss as a result.
UK
16 May 2011
9
When Does Contractual Notice Commence?
In the recent case of Wang v University of Keele, the EAT held that, unless the contract provides otherwise, contractual notice, whether it is oral or written, runs from the day after notice is given.
UK
9 May 2011
10
Harassment
In the recent case of Thomas Sanderson Blinds v English, the EAT considered the situation where an individual who alleges harassment deals similar offensive banter out themselves.
UK
13 Apr 2011
11
What's Coming into Effect on 6 April 2011?
In our January e-news "What’s new in 2011?", we mentioned that as many of the proposed changes in employment law for 2011 originated from long before the change of Government in May 2010, they may be subject to further review.
UK
13 Apr 2011
12
Supreme Court Considers Double Jeopardy In Professional Disciplinary Proceedings
The professional indemnity market will welcome the recent decision of the Supreme Court in R (on the application of Coke-Wallis) v ICAEW, in which the Law Lords upheld the principle of res judicata and prevented the ICAEW, the accountants regulator, from bringing disciplinary proceedings twice in relation to the same misconduct by an accountant.
UK
25 Mar 2011
13
High Court Strengthens The Pension Regulator’s Powers But Threatens UK Rescue Culture
The High Court recently considered the UK Pension Regulator’s (the Regulator) powers against companies that have gone into administration or liquidation.
UK
25 Mar 2011
14
Abolishing the DRA - What the Regulations Say
On 1 March 2011, the Government published new draft Regulations relating to the abolition of the default retirement age (DRA). These Regulations correct the drafting mistakes which were in the previous draft, concerning the transitional provisions.
UK
14 Mar 2011
15
Government Proposes Wide-Ranging Overhaul Of The Employment Tribunal System
The Government yesterday started the consultation process for reforming employment claims. It published an 89-page consultation document setting out its proposals.
UK
31 Jan 2011
16
Employment Pensions - What's New in 2011?
The key employment legislation to be introduced this year is summarised below. Default retirement age (DRA) – to be abolished on 1 October 2011, with transitional arrangements from 6 April 2011.
UK
24 Jan 2011
17
Burden of Proof in Whistleblowing Cases – A Greater Burden for Employers
The decision in the recent case of Fecitt & Others v NHS Manchester will make it more difficult for employers to defend whistleblowing cases.
UK
6 Jan 2011
18
Litigation Costs and the Aarhus Convention
The cost associated with UK environmental litigation is a hot topic at the moment. A recent case has added to the debate.
UK
13 Dec 2010
19
Pollution Risk? A Likely Story!
A recent judgment looks at the meaning of "likely" in the context of environmental pollution.
UK
13 Dec 2010
20
Supreme Court Decides on Sewer Connection
In Barratt Homes Ltd v Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water), the connection of a large new housing development to the public sewer in circumstances where the public sewer lacked the necessary capacity was considered by the Supreme Court.
UK
13 Dec 2010
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