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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

Court of Appeal finds parent company had no duty of care to its subsidiary’s employee

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

The Court of Appeal has reversed a first instance decision that a parent company had assumed a duty of care to an employee of its subsidiary company

UK: FCA and PRA publish conclusions on the impact of financial incentives for whistleblowers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • July 31 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have proposed not to introduce financial incentives for

UK: Women on boards: EHRC guidance on the limits of lawful positive action

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 23 2014

In March 2014 Business Secretary Vince Cable was reported to back the use of women-only shortlists by headhunters searching for candidates to fill