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UK: new HSF resources
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

Litigation blog post on a Court of Appeal ruling refusing to set aside a settlement agreement on the basis of new evidence indicating that the


UK: holiday: employer appeals tribunal ruling that commission must be reflected in statutory holiday pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

As expected, the employment tribunal in Lock v British Gas Trading has confirmed that words can be written into the Working Time Regulations to


UK: whistleblowing: “public interest” requirement is low hurdle for workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

Whistleblowing law was amended in June 2013 to make protection conditional on the worker holding a reasonable belief that disclosure was in the


UK: unfair dismissal: employers cannot rely on previous warning given in bad faith to justify dismissal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

Employers considering dismissal in reliance on a previous &8216;live' disciplinary warning should ensure that any allegations that the warning was


UK: obligation to register share plans online
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2015

All companies operating employee share plans in which UK employees participate must register the share plans with HM Revenue and Customs by 6 July


ADR practical guide no. 7: mediating employment and workplace disputes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 22 2015

This is the seventh in our series of ADR practical guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling


UK: disability: Type 2 diabetes controlled by abstention from sugary drinks is not disability, according to EAT
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2015

Type 2 diabetes is not necessarily a disability for employment purposes, according to the EAT. A claimant did not satisfy the definition of


UK: TUPE: SPC despite service being provided to more than one client
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2015

The EAT has ruled that there can theoretically be a change of service provider covered by TUPE even where the service is provided to more than one


UK: new publications
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2015

BIS has published Guidance for employers on whistleblowing, available here. It contains recommendations for writing and promoting whistleblowing


UK: small business, enterprise and employment act 2015: mandatory gender pay gap reports and zero hours contracts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2015

The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill also received Royal Assent on 26 March, though commencement orders will be needed to bring the