Monthly Archives: May 2016

Discrimination: the causal link between conduct and disability

Under section 15(1) of the Equality Act 2010, discrimination arising from disability occurs where both: A treats B unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of B’s disability. A cannot show that the treatment is a proportionate means of achieving … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY FUN IN THE SUN – BUT NOT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TO CALCULATE HOLIDAY PAY

As the sun comes out and holiday season approaches, there are new headaches for employers when it comes to calculating holiday pay We have now had the first two reported Employment Tribunal decisions on how voluntary overtime and stand-by payments … Continue reading

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All Change – EU General Data Protection Regulations and what employers should know

On 14 April 2016, the European Parliament voted to approve a new ‘General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’, a common set of data protection rules that will apply across the EU. The motive behind the change is to modernise EU data … Continue reading

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Trade Union Reform: A Brief Update

In July 2015, the government announced plans to introduce a Trade Union Bill to ‘democratise’ industrial action. The Bill was subject to consultation until 9 September 2015. After successfully passing through the Houses of Commons and Lords with minor amendments, … Continue reading

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Restrictive Covenants: when are they enforceable?

Employers will often want to impose limitations on an employee’s activities after the termination of their contract. Any term that attempts to do so risks being in restraint of trade, unless the employer can show that: • It has a … Continue reading

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