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Date: 30 Nov 2015

EAT gives guidance on due process and unfair dismissal

The importance of due process in disciplinary inquiries was underlined in a recent unfair dismissal case.

Date: 27 Nov 2015

Which country’s law applies when working abroad?

Benefits of working abroad often also entail sacrifice of legal protection afforded by British employment laws.

Date: 27 Nov 2015

Why a “loan” to get on the housing ladder may become a gift

It’s increasingly difficult for young people to purchase their first house without help from their parents.

Date: 26 Nov 2015

On-call workers and the national minimum wage

Whether on-call workers are entitled to NMW for entirety of their shift is particularly fact-sensitive.

Date: 26 Nov 2015

Change in law on parking penalties

A recent Supreme Court ruling has reformulated the principle of penalties in contract law.

Date: 25 Nov 2015

Stress and long-term sick leave – employers beware

The greatest care is called for by employers when employees go on long-term sick leave suffering from stress.

Date: 24 Nov 2015

Daily travel to and from work is ‘working time’ for mobile workers

Travelling to and from a customer's premises by a worker not assigned to a fixed place of work constitutes working time.

Date: 23 Nov 2015

Acas publishes new advice on recruitment and induction

Acas has launched guides to assist with recruiting new staff and designing an induction programme.

Date: 22 Nov 2015

The choice of representative at a disciplinary investigation

When a worker is required to attend a disciplinary hearing, they have a statutory right to be accompanied by a companion of their choosing.

Date: 21 Nov 2015

Health and safety compliance burden eased for self-employed

Changes to UK health and safety legislation reduce the responsibilities of the self-employed.