Legal Updates

Pre-employment health checks - ignore them at your peril


Employers need to ensure that the relevant regulatory safeguards to prevent harm being done to fellow employees or members of the public by their workers are in place.

Race discrimination: Singh v Cordant Security Ltd


In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether the failure to investigate an allegation that had been fabricated amounted to an act of discrimination.

The Family Business: A family affair


I thought that I would depart from the norm and speak to a family business client of mine about what working together closely meant to them.

The Family Business: [email protected]: The Generation Game for directors


Our [email protected] event The Generation Game for directors was held on 17 September at the Cookhouse, Suffolk Food Hall.

The Family Business: My employee says I now have to pay him to travel to work. Is this really the case?


The Advocate General gave an opinion that workers should be able to count the time spent travelling from home to the first customer as 'working time'

Birketts’ dispute resolution team win an important reported case in the Court of Appeal


Wood v Sureterm Direct Ltd and Capita Insurance Services Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 839 Paul Matthews acted for Mr Wood throughout proceedings.

Top tax tips for a growing company


Growing a successful company can be difficult. This article sets out five suggestions that may benefit your company.

Children and the digital age


This article examines the legal questions surrounding minors and technology and offers some practical steps.

New sentencing guidelines published for corporate manslaughter and health and safety


The long-promised sentencing guidelines were published today (3 November 2015) by the Sentencing Council.

Discrimination arising from disability: Bolton St Catherine’s Academy v Ms G O’Brien


The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered the extent of evidence needed by an employer to dismiss a long term sick employee and the proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim test.

Employment Law Update - Quick fire!


National minimum wage, public sector termination payments and the Deregulation Act 2015 are all covered in this month's quick fire updates.

Immigration Update - October 2015


In this month's update we cover nurses added to shortage occupation list, Tier 2 restricted CoS, prevention of illegal working the immigration bill and more

Employment Law Update - Limited company protected from discrimination


A limited company that was a member of an LLP could pursue a claim for direct age discrimination, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

Employment Law Update - No entitlement to NMW while sleeping


The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided that an on-call night worker was not entitled to be paid the national minimum wage (NMW)

Employment Law Update - TUPE: Laid off employees


Are employees who were temporarily laid off prior to a service provision change an ‘organised grouping of employees’ for the purposes of TUPE?

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