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Employer's guide to snow disruption
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 6 2010

Last year we experienced the "big freeze" and if the current arctic conditions continue we may be in for an even bigger freeze this winter


Renewal of health and safety laws for offshore energy projects
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2011

In our August 2009 E-Bulletin we reported on the extension of the Health & Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 to renewable energy zones beyond Great Britain's territorial seas (up to 12 nautical miles from the British coast


Children and Families Bill published
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2013

Following the Government's response to the Modern Workplaces consultation in November last year, the Children and Families Bill (the "Bill") has now


EAT decision regarding employee claims from National Insurance Fund
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2013

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT"), in the case of Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills v McDonagh, has had to consider what


CJEU: Employers can deduct VAT relating to scheme investment management costs
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 6 2013

In the recent case of PPG Holdings BV, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that employers with defined benefit pension schemes


Woolworths collective redundancy case to be referred to CJEU
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 28 2014

The Court of Appeal has referred the case of USDAW v Ethel Austin Ltd (in administration) and another to the CJEU. This case is more commonly


Employment law has changed!
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2013

From today, 29 July 2013, the following provisions will come into force under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act: Renaming of compromise


Sick workers only entitled to carry forward 4 weeks’ annual leave
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 23 2013

The EAT has confirmed, in the case of Sood Enterprises Ltd v Healy, that the right to carry over annual leave which a worker has been unable to use


EAT grants only limited postponement to allow investigation into linked fraud
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 9 2010

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided, in the case of Gloucestershire Constabulary v Peters, that it was appropriate to grant a stay (sist) of disability discrimination tribunal proceedings for a limited period, pending a criminal investigation into the Claimant's suspected fraudulent sick pay claims


Social media and data protection policies: an employer's warning
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2011

Recent high profile stories have again highlighted for employers the issues that potentially arise from use of social media by employees