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Balancing employer’s duties with employee’s rights

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 1 2014

In AB v A Chief Constable, the High Court considered a case where, when giving a reference, the police force in question ('the old employer') had

Pay deduction for failure to work notice period was enforceable

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 1 2014

In Yizhen Li v First Marine Solutions, the EAT considered whether a clause in an employment contract allowing the employer to deduct a month's salary

No failure to make adjustments ‘by association’

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 1 2014

In Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence, the Court of Appeal considered an employee who was not herself disabled, but who had a daughter with Down's

Update to flexible working

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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 30 2014

From 30 June, the right to make a statutory flexible working request has been extended to all employees. The right was previously only available to

Exclusivity to be banned in zero hours contracts

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 30 2014

On 25 June, Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), announced the government's plan to ban exclusivity clauses

An employer's guide to the World Cup 2014

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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 6 2014

With the FIFA World Cup kicking off in less than a week, we consider some of the key issues which it raises for employers and we give some tips on

The Queen sets out the legislative agenda for the last year of the coalition government - tougher penalties for failing to pay minimum wage and abuse of zero hours contracts

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 4 2014

"While it is important to ensure that employers are not using zero-hours contracts as a way to avoid paying the minimum wage, it also has to be

Injunction - to compel performance of an employment contract?

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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 16 2014

The case of Ashworth v Royal National Theatre was unusual in that the claimants were professional musicians working on the long-running play 'War

Restrictive covenants - in agreement for sale of business goodwill

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 16 2014

In Merlin Financial Consultants v Cooper, the claimant company successfully claimed that a restrictive covenant was enforceable and was awarded

TUPE transfer after share purchase

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 16 2014

In Jackson Lloyd and Mears v Smith and others, the EAT had to decide whether there was a TUPE transfer when - One company (ML) had purchased 100 of