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Directors' remuneration disclosure requirement

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 9 2009

Under the Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008, for financial years beginning on or after 6 April 2009, quoted companies must set out in the Directors' Remuneration Report a statement of how the pay and conditions of employees were taken into account when setting directors' remuneration

Head teacher wins stress claim as result of actions of school's governing body

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 15 2009

The High Court, in the case of Connor v Surrey County Council, has awarded damages of around £400,000 to a head teacher in respect of the stress she suffered as a result of the actions of members of her school's governing body

Consultant was in breach of confidentiality obligations

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • June 11 2009

The High Court has held that a consultant was in breach of obligations of confidentiality to a former client, when he misused confidential information to develop a competing product for another party (Vestergaard Frandsen AS and others v Bestnet Europe Limited and others

Holidays and sick leave: what employers need to know

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 24 2009

In our last monthly E-Bulletin, we reported that the House of Lords had handed down its judgement in the case of HM Revenue and Customs v Stringer, which concerns the vexed question of statutory holiday entitlement under the Working Time Regulations (WTR) when a worker is or has been absent on long-term sick leave

Equal pay and "piggyback" claims

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 10 2009

In McAvoy v South Tyneside Borough Council, female employees of three local councils who worked in predominantly female jobs brought equal pay claims under the Equal Pay Act 1970 (EqPA) arguing that their work was of equal value to men working in predominantly male jobs but who received extra bonuses

Misrepresentation and pre-employment medical questionnaires

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 10 2009

The High Court has rejected a local council's claim for £1m in damages against its former managing director and held that her failure to mention her history of stress and depression in her pre-employment medical questionnaire did not amount to fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation

Carol Thatcher: fair cop or thought police victim?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 17 2009

The events that led the BBC to sever its relationship with Carol Thatcher have parallels in every workplace and are a reminder of some of the basic issues of discrimination law

Information Commissioner orders council to disclose job application forms

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 17 2009

The Information Commissioner has issued a decision notice ordering a local authority to disclose a summary of data on the job application forms of other candidates, including the successful applicants, or alternatively copies of their application forms with personal data removed

ECJ confirms that the UK compulsory retirement age is capable of justification

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 6 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that the compulsory retirement provisions of the Age Discrimination Regulations are capable of being justified

Terminating agency workers in a downturn what will change when the Agency Workers Directive is implemented?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 12 2009

BMW was criticised for being opportunist when it recently terminated the engagement of a large number of agency workers at its Mini manufacturing plant in Cowley, Oxford, giving them only one hour's notice