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Abolition of statutory retirement age strategic decisions ahead for employers
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2010

The Government's confirmation yesterday that the statutory default retirement age (DRA) of 65 will be abolished from October 2011 leaves employers with some significant work to be done on strategic workforce planning, HR procedures and potentially also pension and benefit schemes


The Equality Bill
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 6 2009

The key changes proposed in the current draft of the Equality Bill are: extension of the equality duty on public bodies the existing equality duty compels public bodies, in delivering public services, to promote equality in terms of race, disability and gender


Agency Workers Regulations 2010
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2010

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 have now been published and are due to come into force on 1 October 2011


"Static" interpretation of collective agreements on a TUPE transfer
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2010

In an important case providing helpful clarification of the law, the Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a "static" interpretation of collective agreements when there is a relevant transfer under TUPE


Age limit of 30 for recruits to German fire service was lawful
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 11 2010

The ECJ has held that a German law, which prevented individuals over the age of 30 applying to the fire service, was lawful


Contract enforceable where employee did not knowingly participate in illegality
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2010

In the case of San Ling Chinese Medicine Centre v Lian Wei Ji, the employer tried to argue that the employee's employment contract was illegal and, therefore, that a tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear her unfair dismissal claim


GEO publishes guidance on new public sector duties
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2010

The Government Equalities Office ("GEO") has published guidance on the new public-sector duty to reduce socio-economic inequalities contained in the Equality Bill


BIS guidance on problems in the workplace
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2009

BIS has published two new guidance leaflets aimed at helping employers and employees resolve problems in the workplace


Government seeking evidence on default retirement age
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2009

The Government has launched a research project aimed at gaining an insight into employers' age-based practices and policies


Employer not penalised for mistaken belief about the application of TUPE
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2009

Not the main dispute between the Royal Mail and trade unions but an interesting sideshow nevertheless and another victory for the employer: the Court of Appeal has upheld the EAT's decision in Royal Mail Group Ltd v Communication Workers Union, that an employer which genuinely but mistakenly believes that employees will not transfer under TUPE will not automatically be in breach of the requirement under TUPE to inform and consult for providing what turns out to be incorrect information