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TUPE update
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2010

In this update on recent cases dealing with issues arising under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE), we report on an EAT decision on what amounts to "measures", requiring information and consultation of employees and a decision that a temporary cessation of activities did not prevent a TUPE transfer


Superannuation Bill
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2010

The Superannuation Bill, which aims to reduce the maximum redundancy payment available to civil servants under the Civil Service Compensation Scheme, has now passed its Report Stage and Third Reading


Council plans to make smokers clock in and out
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2010

Workers at Breckland Council in Norfolk may soon have to clock in and out using flexi-time cards each time they go for a cigarette break


New ACAS TUC mediation guide
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2010

ACAS and the TUC have launched a new guide on mediation for trade union representatives


Overseas employees on fixed-term contracts may claim unfair dismissal in the UK
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 14 2010

The Court of Appeal has held that overseas employees who have never worked in Great Britain are subject to the protection of the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 and may bring an unfair dismissal claim in the UK (Duncombe and others v Secretary of state for Children Schools and Families


Religious belief did not exempt registrar from duties
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 14 2010

In Ladele v London Borough of Islington, the Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal that a registrar who refused to conduct civil partnership ceremonies between same-sex couples, on the grounds that to do so would violate her Christian beliefs, was neither directly nor indirectly discriminated against or harassed under the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003


New government, new employment laws?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2010

As the new coalition government takes shape, we look at what it is likely to mean for employment law


Withholding discretionary bonuses
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2010

In Humphreys v Norilsk Nickel International (UK) Ltd, the High Court has held that an employer did not act irrationally in determining that no bonus was due under a discretionary performance bonus scheme


Individual not a worker where contract permitted unlimited substitution
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

Substitution clauses in agreements with contractors have again been looked at by the EAT, this time in the case of Premier Groundworks v Josza


2009 Budget report
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

There is to be a one-off increase from £350 to £380 in the maximum week's pay that can be taken into account for the purposes of calculating statutory redundancy pay