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Global employment, pensions and incentives newsletter - October 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA
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  • October 14 2014

The High Court of Australia has unanimously held that there is not an implied term of mutual trust and confidence (Implied Term) in Australian

Round-up of UK employment law developments in September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 6 2014

Employment Tribunals now have the power to order an employer who has breached equal pay law to carry out an equal pay audit and publish the audit on

General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

UK: New resources flexible work form, SPL guide, illegal work, disabled employees

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2014

The Government has published the following new resources for employers: a standard form for employees to use when making a flexible working

UK: termination employees can be held to notice period and need not be paid if they refuse to work

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2014

Last year the Supreme Court ruled that, where an employer dismisses an employee with immediate effect in breach of the employment contract, the

UK: whistleblowing reform proposals and guidance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2014

The Government has published a consultation seeking views by 30 September 2014 on how to implement the proposed duty on prescribed persons to produce

UK: Restrictive covenants Court of Appeal refuses to correct poor drafting

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2014

A recent case highlights the importance of careful and tailored drafting of covenants. Read literally, a covenant prohibited an ex-employee from

UK: disciplinaries no right to increase sanction on appeal unless express provision

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2014

An employer has no contractual right to increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal under a contractual disciplinary policy unless the policy

UK: zero hours contracts consultation on anti-avoidance measures

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2014

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill includes a provision banning the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts which do not guarantee

Round-up of UK employment law developments in JulyAugust 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 1 2014

The Advocate General of the ECJ has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the ground of obesity per se