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Getting employment status right
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 20 2017

The so-called "gig economy" has received significant press coverage recently as a number of high profile businesses, such as Uber, CitySprint


Trade Union Act 2016 major provisions coming into force 1 March
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 20 2017

The major provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016 will come into force on 1 March 2017. The Trade Union Act 2016 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional


Insurer succeeds in recovering settlement proceeds from fraudulent claimant
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • February 20 2017

Last year the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court upheld an appeal brought by an insurer, enabling it to set aside a settlement of an injured worker’s


Court of Appeal decision on plumber's employment status flushes out the issues
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

In Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith 2017 EWCA Civ 51, the Court of Appeal considered whether a plumber engaged by Pimlico Plumbers Ltd


UK: Legislative developments - dress codes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

The House of Commons Petitions Committee and the Women and Equalities Committee have published a joint report calling for more effective remedies


UK: Disability-related discrimination - extra care needed when dismissing for misconduct
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers should take extra care when disciplining a disabled employee for conduct which could be connected with the disability. In City of York


UK: Legislative development- Trade Union Act 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

The majority of the Trade Union Act 2016 is to come into force on 1 March 2017, including the new ballot requirements, changes to the required notice


UK: Disciplinary policies - employers should review provisions on expiry of warnings
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers may wish to review their disciplinary and capability policies, in particular whether and when warnings are stated to expire and in what


UK: Relocation on redundancy - mobility clause dismissal will be unfair if clause is too wide or operated unreasonably
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

The recent case of Kellogg Brown & Root v Fitton and Ewer serves as a reminder to employers relocating jobs on a redundancy: if they choose to


UK: Discipline - gross negligence can be gross misconduct justifying dismissal without notice in some circumstances
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers may be entitled to summarily dismiss an employee for a grossly negligent failure to act, for example where the employee is senior and fails