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Parliament approves employment law changes

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2015

A number of changes to employment law are expected in coming months, with two Bills being approved just days before Parliament is dissolved in

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 6 2015

As the name suggests, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill ("the Bill") is very broad in scope, covering matters such as finance

Important changes to staff checks and vetting

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

On 10 March 2015, a previously dormant provision of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) will come into force, rendering it a criminal offence to

Global labour law - an executive overview

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • France, Germany, Global, United Kingdom
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  • March 4 2015

Global labour relations and practices are under increasing scrutiny. In developed countries, the focus ranges from modern slavery and trafficking to

Discrimination in the workplace proselytising & obesity

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • February 27 2015

Two recent cases will be of interest to employers in the context of potential discrimination claims, one on the grounds of religion and the second on

More on holiday pay

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 19 2015

The Lock case, in which the CJEU held that regularly-paid commission must be taken into account when calculating payment for annual leave, was back

Corporate claims bulletin: causation

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2015

The court had to assess the damages payable to the claimant (H), who had brought claims under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 and

Fit for work - a new way of looking at sickness absence

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 6 2015

2014 figures suggest that workers in the UK take in excess of 130 million days’ sickness absence annually and working-age ill health costs the

Shift work a hazard to health! What next?

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 6 2015

A recent study by the University of Surrey in the UK has received much publicity recently about hazards to health of shift work. The headlines are of

Surprise AG Opinion on UK collective redundancy law

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • February 5 2015

An Advocate General (AG) of the EU Court (ECJ) has given his Opinion on the correct interpretation of the Collective Redundancies Directive. The