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Unilateral changes to contracts of employment
  • Jones Day
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2010

An employer may be entitled to make unilateral changes to a contract of employment where the contract gives the express right to do so


Disability update
  • Jones Day
  • United Kingdom
  • January 27 2014

We saw a number of cases in 2013 around what constitutes a reasonable adjustment. We also had a controversial EAT decision on what constitutes


EAT "re-writes" section 188 of the Trade Union Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 so that 20 or more proposed redundancies no longer need to be at "one establishment"
  • Jones Day
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2013

The requirement that proposed redundancies of 20 or more within a 90 day period must occur "at one establishment" has received lots of attention in


Age discrimination update
  • Jones Day
  • United Kingdom
  • January 27 2014

2013 was the "age of age discrimination cases". A number of key cases were decided by various courts - all have significantly helped to clarify the


The whistle blows - signifying the introduction of new whistleblowing legislation, HR headlines
  • Jones Day
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2013

New legislation concerning whistleblowing came into force on 25 June 2013. Broadly, the changes set out in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act


Restrictive covenants
  • Jones Day
  • United Kingdom
  • January 27 2014

2014 saw good news for employers seeking to protect their businesses from ex-employees attempting to compete or divert business opportunities. In


What to expect in 2014
  • Jones Day
  • United Kingdom
  • January 27 2014

As always, employment lawyers have much to look forward to in terms of reform in 2014. The Government's Employment Law Review, led by the Department


Retiring a partner at 65 years old was a proportionate means of meeting the employer's legitimate aims
  • Jones Day
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2013

An Employment Tribunal has finally decided that an enforced retirement age was justified in the case Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (ET110027507


Reform to employment legislation continues over the summer and into the second half of 2013
  • Jones Day
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2013

The recent legislative changes to whistleblowing protection introduced by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 ("ERRA") has led the UK


The UKin an attempt to simplify employment laws, the government has introduced a range of legislative reforms aimed at promoting economic growth and making employment laws less restrictive for employers
  • Jones Day
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2013

For example, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 ("ERRA") will give shareholders of listed companies more control over directors' pay