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ACAS discussion paper on Agency Workers' Directive
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2009

Employers will be aware of the Government consultation on the implementation of the Agency Workers' Directive in the UK which closed on 31 July 2009


Early review of default retirement age
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2009

The Government has recently announced that it will bring forward its proposed review of the default retirement age under the Age Discrimination Regulations from 2011 to 2010


Equality Bill update
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2009

The Equality Bill continues to progress through Parliament towards an implementation date in 2010


Employment status in the construction industry
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2009

HM Revenue and Customs has published a consultation on "false self-employment in construction", in which it proposes that workers in the construction industry will be treated as being in receipt of employment income for tax purposes and therefore subject to National Insurance contributions and tax unless they meet one of three criteria


Misrepresentation and pre-employment medical questionnaires
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

The High Court has rejected a local council's claim for £1m in damages against its former managing director and held that her failure to mention her history of stress and depression in her pre-employment medical questionnaire did not amount to fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation


Consultation on the public sector equality duty
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

The Government Equalities Office has published a consultation on the proposals for public sector equality duties under the Equality Bill


Minimum wage for apprentices
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

The Government has asked the Low Pay Commission to consider the detailed arrangements for an apprentice minimum wage under the NMW framework and to recommend the rate and arrangements that should replace the existing exemptions, together with the timing for its introduction


Wide definition of service provision changes under TUPE
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

The EAT has held in Metropolitan Resources Ltd v Churchill Dulwich Ltd (in liquidation) and Martin Cambridge & others that, where the activities carried on by the alleged transferee are fundamentally or essentially the same as those carried out by the alleged transferor, this will amount to a service provision change


Mistake results in part-timer receiving full-time salary
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

Barclays Bank discovered one day that one of its part-time employees, Mrs Keenan, had been receiving salary at the full-time rate for a number of years


Equal pay and "piggyback" claims
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

In McAvoy v South Tyneside Borough Council, female employees of three local councils who worked in predominantly female jobs brought equal pay claims under the Equal Pay Act 1970 (EqPA) arguing that their work was of equal value to men working in predominantly male jobs but who received extra bonuses