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Reminder 31 March deadline to amend contracts that do not comply with FSA's remuneration code
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2010

Employers are reminded that, under the FSA remuneration code of practice, the transitional arrangements for amending contracts that can be changed unilaterally end on 31 March 2010


Discretionary bonuses practice and law diverge
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2010

The High Court has held that employers cannot refuse to pay a discretionary bonus by relying on previous practice or alleged City or industry custom (Rutherford v Seymour Pierce Limited


Dress code banning visible cross did not discriminate on grounds of religion
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2010

The Court of Appeal has confirmed, in the case of Eweida v British Airways, that BA's uniform policy, which required an employee to remove or conceal her cross, did not amount to indirect discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief


EU proposes extension of paid maternity leave
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 11 2010

The Women's Rights Committee of the European Parliament has voted in favour of extending the minimum entitlement to maternity leave across Europe to 20 weeks on full pay


Consultation on travel and subsistence expense schemes
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2010

The Government has published a consultation concerning travel and subsistence schemes for temporary workers paid at or near the National Minimum Wage


Right to request time off for training
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2009

The Apprenticeships, Children and Learning Act received Royal Assent on 12 November


Fathers to receive up to six months' paternity leave and pay
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2010

The government has published draft regulations, due to come into force on 6 April 2010, relating to additional paternity leave and pay


Penalty of £10,000 imposed for breach of information and consultation regulations
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

In Darnton v Bournemouth University, the EAT has imposed a £10,000 penalty on the University for its failure to comply with the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004


Court of Appeal holds church vicariously liable for priest's abuse
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

In Maga v Trustees of the Birmingham Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, the Court of Appeal held that the sexual abuse of a child was so closely connected with a priest's employment that it would be fair and just to hold the Archdiocese, his employer, vicariously liable


Employment tribunal applies Stringer and awards backdated holiday pay
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

In Rawlings v The Direct Garage Door Company Ltd, an employment tribunal has found that an employee who was on long-term sick leave was entitled to a payment in respect of holiday pay unlawfully deducted from his wages