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UK: Government publishes response to consultation on whistleblowing framework

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 27 2014

On Wednesday, the Government published its response to its most recent call for evidence on the UK whistleblowing framework (available here). Despite

Tort of inducement to breach of contract requires actual knowledge and an intention to interfere

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • May 23 2007

The House of Lords (HL) has delivered a significant decision on the scope of economic torts and, in particular, the distinction between the tort of procuring a breach of contract and the tort of unlawful interference

Round-up of UK employment law developments in May 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 6 2014

Employers should review their approach to calculating holiday pay for employees and workers who have fixed normal hours but receive variable payments

UK: appeal news tribunal fees, unfair dismissal compensation cap, retirement age

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 9 2014

UNISON has been granted permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal in its judicial review application challenging the introduction of tribunal fees

Expiry of fixed-term contracts and threshold for collective redundancy

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 14 2012

In a surprising judgment, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that the simple expiry of a fixed-term contract without renewal is a dismissal for a reason "related to the individual concerned"

UK: ACAS guidance on protected settlement discussions

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 6 2013

ACAS has published a non-statutory Guide to accompany the statutory Code on the new settlement discussion regime which came into effect on 29 July

UK: employers should review holiday pay following ECJ ruling

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • May 27 2014

Employers should review their approach to calculating holiday pay for employees and workers who have fixed normal hours but receive variable payments

Statutory holiday entitlement: offshore workers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 7 2008

Statutory holiday entitlement must be taken from time that would otherwise be spent working

Trade union and industrial action briefing

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 4 2010

A union that endorses strike action must have followed the correct ballot requirements in order to avoid liability for inducing employees to breach their contracts during a strike

Retention of title clauses

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • February 28 2013

It is common in construction projects for goods and materials to be present on site before incorporation in the Works and sometimes quite large