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Consultation on mitigating LGPS risk for admitted bodies

The Government has recently published a consultation on changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). The consultation will be of particular interest to those who regularly enter into contracts with local authorities, outsourcing services or are concerned about how … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Dealing with Employee Data Subject Access Requests

A huge amount of personal data is collected about employees during the course of their employment which can mean dealing with a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) made by an employee can be a time-consuming task. However, following our tips … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Week that Was: The Plight of Persimmon Pay

So back in 2012, Jeff Fairburn (CEO of Persimmon at the time) negotiated a remuneration package which was approved by the Persimmon Board and 85% of its shareholders. A key component of the package was a Long Term Incentive Plan share … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Week that Was: Last Week – The ethnicity pay gap

Last week the Government launched a consultation on the possible introduction of pay gap reporting based on ethnicity (the Consultation).  A Government-backed review into the barriers faced by people from ethnic minorities in the workplace had recommended ethnic pay gap … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Week that Was: This Week – Employees on Boards

At their annual conference last week, the Labour Party announced that if they are elected then they will require companies with more than 250 staff to reserve 1/3rd of the seats (minimum 2) on their Boards for employees.  Having mandatory … Continue reading

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Context is King: Employee’s Letter Giving Notice was not a Resignation

In an unusual case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a finding that an employee who gave her employer a letter giving “one month’s notice” was not actually a letter of resignation. Background Mrs Levy worked as an administrator within … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Week that Was: This week: Succession planning

The England cricket squad to tour Sri Lanka from next month was announced last week. In line to fill the place of Alastair Cook, England’s leading run-scorer, at the top of the order, is a batsman untried at Test level.  … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Week that Was with Jane Bowen, Solicitor: This week – Tribunal Statistics

The Ministry of Justice has published their Employment Tribunal statistics for April to June 2018. These show that the number of single claim receipts at the Tribunal are up 165% when compared to the same period in 2017. Whilst this … Continue reading

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

On 13 September 2018 The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill received Royal Assent. The Act will give all employed parents the right to two weeks’ leave if they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a … Continue reading

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‘Bad Faith’ In Victimisation Claims

In considering a claim for victimisation, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held an employee did not act in bad faith even though his allegations were made with an ulterior motive. Victimisation Victimisation occurs where a person (A) subjects another person … Continue reading

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