Latest Legal Updates from Kervin & Barnes

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TUPE Reform – January 2014

7 November 2013

The government has proposed certain amendments to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. Whilst these changes are not quite as wide-reaching as originally anticipated, they are nevertheless quite substantial.

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Zero-hours Contracts

20 September 2013

A zero-hours contract is a contract of employment which creates an ‘on call’ arrangement between employer and employee.

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Changes coming in on 29 July 2013

8 July 2013

Now we know that 29 July 2013 is going to be a significant date for those dealing with employment law matters as the following will come in to force on that day:  Fees in Employment Tribunals and the EAT (although these are currently subject to judicial review proceedings in both England and Scotland); New Employment Tribunal […]

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Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA)

27 June 2013

A number of measures in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA) came into force on 25 June. These include changes to ‘whistleblowing’ provisions and a new exemption from the qualifying period of employment for political opinion dismissals. Measures brought into force on 25 June (by virtue of S.103 ERRA) include: S.13: no qualifying […]

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Women in work & Ryanair cabin crew terms

29 May 2013

Here are some recent news stories which may be of interest to you: Women in work The Times recently reported that there are a record number of women in work in Britain. From January to March this year the number increased by 15,000 to reach a total of 13.8 million. (This is compared to 15.8 […]

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Absence Management Guide

24 May 2013

On 22 May 2013 we held a seminar on “long-term and persistent short-term absence management” in association with CIPD. The event was well received and we’d like to extend our thanks to CIPD. We have turned the presentation into an “Absence Management Guide” and published it on our website. To access it, please click here.

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Employment law changes & Rates and Limits

21 May 2013

We have produced a short aide-memoire for the upcoming changes in employment law and another for the current employment rates and limits. They can be downloaded from the following links. Upcoming employment law changes To read the timetable of changes, please click here. Employment Law Essentials: Rates and Limits To access the current rates and limits […]

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Good news for Hedge Fund recruitment

19 April 2013

Bankers’ bonuses To curb speculative risk-taking, the European Parliament has voted to cap bankers’ bonuses.The basic salary-to-bonus ratio will be 1:1. This could be raised to a maximum of 1:2, if approved by at least 66% of shareholders owning half the shares represented, or of 75% of votes if there is no quorum. To encourage […]

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Apprentice star loses constructive dismissal claim

16 April 2013

In a judgment released last week, former Apprentice winner Stella English lost her constructive dismissal claim against Lord Sugar’s group holding company. Ms English won the 2010 series of The Apprentice (filmed in 2009 and held back from airing on the BBC until after the 2010 general election). In proceedings at the East London Employment […]

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Dates for April 2013

31 March 2013

Reduction in the minimum consultation period The minimum consultation period falls from 90 to 45 days where an employer proposes 100 or more redundancies at one establishment within 90 days. Amendment of the consultation rules so as to exclude the expiry of fixed-term contracts from the calculation of the number of redundancies taking place. Changes […]

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