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Swine flu what should you be doing?

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 19 2009

In recent weeks we have been contacted by an increasing number of clients with questions about the employment law implications of the current swine flu pandemic

When does a change in service provider constitute a TUPE transfer?

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2009

In Metropolitan Resources Ltd v Churchill Dulwich Ltd & ors the EAT has now made it clear that in trying to work out whether a change in service provider constitutes a TUPE transfer the parties (and ultimately a Tribunal) should ask themselves two questions

Are workers on long-term sick entitled to paid annual leave?

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 26 2009

Believe it or not, the Tribunals and Courts have been debating this issue since 2003 when Mr Ainsworth and his colleagues first presented their claims for unpaid holiday pay

Careless talk, costs, lies

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 28 2009

In Daleside Nursing Home v Matthew the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided earlier this year that an Employment Tribunal should have considered a costs award on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour against a Claimant found to have lied about a central plank of her allegations

Be clear about the termination date

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 23 2009

Negotiations over the terms of a Compromise Agreement can sometimes become protracted and the proposed termination date set out in the draft Agreement may come and go

Do employees have the right to be legally represented at disciplinary hearings?

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2009

Possibly, but only if you are a public sector employer and the charges against the employee are sufficiently serious

Mediation at work

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2009

A recent study by the CIPD has identified that "conflict and bullying tend to increase during financial downturns and managers need to be ready to address incidents early so as not to let them damage wellbeing or performance"

Exercise care when drafting discretionary bonus schemes

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2009

If employers wish to retain a wide discretion when it comes to paying bonus payments they need to be very clear about which elements of the scheme are discretionary merely using the word "discretionary" will not be sufficient to avoid the risk of a claim