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Date: 30 Jul 2014

Is your trust affected by FATCA?

FATCA is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

Date: 25 Jul 2014

Fairness of dismissal following positive drugs test

A recent unfair dismissal case (Kuehne and Nagel Limited v Cosgrove) demonstrates to employers the importance of having in place a clear substance misuse policy.

Date: 25 Jul 2014

Taking over business of acquired company triggers employees’ right to protective award

Companies acquiring all the shares in another company and then take over the operation of its, including its employees, can inadvertently trigger the Transfer of...

Date: 24 Jul 2014

Flexibility for all employees

From 30 June, new Flexible Working Regulations, part of the Children and Families Bill 2014, came into force, giving all full-time and part-time employees the...

Date: 23 Jul 2014

Should I employ a family member?

What additional considerations are needed before hiring kith and kin and is it wise to choose family?

Date: 23 Jul 2014

Managing waste in your business

All businesses are subject to laws regulating how they manage waste – how they store, treat and dispose of it

Date: 22 Jul 2014

Unpaid shareholder/director neither an employee nor ‘worker’

A shareholder/director with no contractual entitlement to be paid for his work was neither an employee nor a 'worker'.

Date: 21 Jul 2014

Avoid costly claims on holiday pay and unearned commission

In light of the recent rulings in a series of cases on the correct calculation of holiday pay, employers are advised to urgently review their...

Date: 18 Jul 2014

Enhanced redundancy payments became an implied contractual right

A recent dispute over redundancy payments illustrates that where it becomes established custom and practice to pay employees whose contracts are ended more than the...

Date: 17 Jul 2014

Not just working 9 to 5?  Wage rights for shift workers

Over the years, there have been several employment law cases dealing with the question of whether 'sleep-in' hours constitute 'time work' for the purposes of...