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Weight Watchers leaders are employees for tax purposes
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2012

The guidelines for identifying whether a relationship is one of employment or selfemployment are well-established, dating from Ready Mixed Concrete (SE) Ltd v Minister of Pensions and National Insurance in 1968


Social media guidance
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

Acas has produced guidance on ‘Social Networking’ for employers encouraging them to introduce policies on the use of social media at work


Some other substantial reason: pay cuts
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • September 22 2011

The EAT in Garside and Laycock Ltd v Booth held that when deciding whether a dismissal was fair for ‘some other substantial reason’ in the context of a pay cut being imposed by an employer, a tribunal had to ask the question whether the employer’s decision to impose the pay cut was reasonable


Different treatment of employees on dismissal may be justified
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2012

It is well established in case law that disparity of treatment between employees who have misbehaved in the same way may be grounds for unfair dismissal


Collective consultation and 'establishments'
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • January 31 2013

The duty to consult collectively applies where it is proposed to make 20 or more redundancies at one establishment, but there is no statutory


Meaning of ‘organised grouping of employees' under TUPE
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2012

In Seawell Ltd v Ceva Freight (UK) Ltd, the Scottish EAT again considered the meaning of ‘an organised grouping of employees’ in the context of service provision changes under TUPE, and followed the approach set out in Argyll Coastal Services Ltd v Stirling


Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 came into force on 10 September 2011 and require any public bodies listed in Schedule 1 to the Regulations (eg FSA) to publish information demonstrating compliance with s149(1) of the Equality Act 2010 by 31 January 2012 and every year thereafter


Pay for interns?
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

A campaign has been launched, led by the graduate careers website ‘Graduate Fog’, to name and shame organisations that recruit interns to carry out ‘proper work’ but do not pay them the national minimum wage (NMW


Supreme Court looks at indirect age discrimination
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2012

Mr Homer retired from the police at age 51, and began work for the Police National Legal Database (PNLD) as a legal adviser


Reasonable adjustments: EAT guidance
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

In Salford NHS Primary Care Trust v Smith the EAT decided that it was not a reasonable adjustment for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA, now enshrined in the Equality Act) to propose a career break to an employee who was on long term sick leave