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Holiday entitlement
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

The minimum entitlement to paid holiday under the Working Time Regulations 1998 increased to 5.6 weeks with effect from 1 April


Directors' remuneration disclosure requirement
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

Under the Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008, for financial years beginning on or after 6 April 2009, quoted companies must set out in the Directors' Remuneration Report a statement of how the pay and conditions of employees were taken into account when setting directors' remuneration


Increases in statutory sick pay, maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

New rates applied from 6 April 2009


Changes to employee liability information required under TUPE
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

A transferor is required under TUPE to provide the transferee with certain specified information about transferring employees (employee liability information) in advance of the transfer


Controlling shareholder can be an employee
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a shareholder and director of a company can also be an employee of the company, even in circumstances where their shareholding gives them total control over the company


Statistics show a 43 increase in tribunal claims
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

The Employment Tribunal Service has published its report covering the period 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008


When can an employee insist on legal representation at internal disciplinary hearings?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

The High Court has held that a teacher should have been allowed legal representation at an internal disciplinary hearing because of the severity of the consequences of his dismissal (R (on the application of G) v The Governors of X School and Anor


Flexible working
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

On 6 April, the right to request flexible working was extended to parents of all children aged 16 and under


Immigration and race discrimination
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

The decision by a UK law firm to reject a job application on the grounds that the applicant for the job did not have permission to work in the UK has been held by the EAT to constitute indirect race discrimination


Clear language required in COT3 to compromise future claims
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

One of the advantages of COT3 agreements over compromise agreements is the greater certainty that the COT3 provides when it comes to the employee waiving future statutory claims of which the employee and employer have no (and can have no) knowledge at the time the settlement is agreed