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Widening of anti-discrimination laws

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • January 27 2015

In 2014 the Equal Opportunities Commission (the "Commission") launched the Discrimination Law Review (the "Review"). The Review is the first

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014: a schools guide to being 'whistleblower' ready

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • January 20 2015

On 15 July 2014, the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the "Act") came into effect. This all-encompassing legislation seeks to provide comprehensive

UK HR e-briefing - revised ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 19 2015

ACAS has revised its Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. The change is narrow and relates to the right to be accompanied

Appraisal systems - bell curve appraisals

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Ireland
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  • January 15 2015

Although many international companies now use target based appraisal systems, some employers still use a bell curve system which compares employees'

Who else is listening? Recording of disciplinary meetings by employees

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Ireland
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  • January 12 2015

An issue that often arises in the context of disciplinary meetings is whether an employee can record the meeting. This issue often causes great

Holiday pay and overtime

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • January 8 2015

In the UK, holiday pay has been calculated based on an employee’s basic salary. However, last month the Employment Appeals Tribunal (equivalent to

12 employment cases for 2015

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 7 2015

As the new year begins, we have identified a dozen pending cases which could develop employment law, and change HR policies and practices, in 2015:

The aftermath of Hussein

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • January 6 2015

The 2012 case of Hussein -v- The Labour Court & Anor brought the issue of illegal and unenforceable contracts to the fore and resulted in the law

Fit for Work Guidance published a new approach to sickness absence

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 5 2015

It is approaching a year ago that the Government announced its intention to reform sickness absence policy. In the intervening months, a new service

Legal speed brief 2014 December

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Lithuania
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  • December 31 2014

Amendments to the Labour Code were adopted in order to reduce the cases of illegal employment. Amendments to the Labour Code are also aimed to