Monthly Archives: November 2011

Is the cap on unfair dismissal awards really the cap?

When dealing with the cap on compensation awards for unfair dismissal, the question is often asked as to whether the cap really is the cap. The reason for this is that an employee’s loss is based on their actual loss … Continue reading

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The Working Time Regulations and holidays – are we finally seeing some solutions?

The Government is currently consulting on proposals to amend the Working Time Regulations to permit the carry-over of annual leave, by those employees who are unable to take it in the year which it accrues due to sickness absence. As … Continue reading

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When can conversations really be off the record?

David Cameron has announced that the Government will be consulting on the introduction of ‘protected conversations’ in the workplace as part of the Government’s employment law reforms. Speaking in the context of the UK economy, the Prime Minister highlighted employers’ … Continue reading

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30 November Strikes – Will you be affected?

A number of our clients have recently received notices of strike action on 30 November 2011 from UNISON in relation to proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme. It appears however from the papers we have seen that UNISON’s … Continue reading

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Unfair Dismissal Claims – How much change is actually in the air?

Following the recent leaking of the controversial Beecroft Report, the Government’s proposals to reduce the scope of unfair dismissal have attracted much press attention and increased scrutiny from lawyers. The leaked report, authored by venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft, had caused … Continue reading

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Stats suggest fears about flexible workers unfounded

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has received the results of a request under the Freedom of Information Act for information on the number of employment tribunal claims relating to the right to request flexible working – these … Continue reading

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Annual leave and sickness – it’s enough to give you a headache

This issue has come before the EAT again. See our previous blog post here. What happens to the annual leave entitlement of an employee who is ill-health absent if they don’t ask to take it before the end of the … Continue reading

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