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University fined for health & safety breaches
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 18 2011

Magistrates have fined Lincoln University £10,000 and ordered it to pay costs of £12,759, following the discovery of asbestos in four University buildings

A guide to Universal Credit
  • Anthony Gold Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2014

The new scheme will merge income-based jobseekers’ allowance, income-related employment and support allowance, income support, child tax credit

High costs proving to be an obstacle for employing disabled teachers
  • Pannone LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 21 2012

I read a thought-provoking article this week about the alarmingly low number of disabled teachers in schools

Ready for the REF? What will it mean for the employment relationship?
  • SGH Martineau
  • United Kingdom
  • October 17 2012

In our July bulletin we looked at performance management of academics in the context of preparing for the 2014 REF

Statutory holiday how to manage holiday entitlement for employees on sick leave
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2012

The Court of Appeal has upheld the Employment Appeal Tribunals ruling in NHS Leeds v Larner and decided that employees who do not have the opportunity to take annual holiday entitlement because they are on long-term sick leave are: entitled to carry their unused holiday forward into the following year; as well as receive a payment in lieu of untaken holiday when their employment terminates

Compromise agreements & the Freedom of Information Act
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • December 14 2012

The recent decision in Trago Mills (South Devon) Ltd v Information Commissioner and anor, from the First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights), has reinforced the confidential nature of the details of a compromise agreement

Employment ministers all change?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2012

From an employment perspective it is difficult to read the extent to which the Government reshuffle will mark a change in direction for the employment team at BIS (the former DTI

Changes to Health and Safety Executive
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2011

The Government have decided that the Health and Safety Executive are to be placed under a legal duty to make a cost recovery from duty holders who are found by them to be in material breach of health and safety law

Supreme Court decides Human Rights Convention did not give employee right to legal representation at disciplinary hearing
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2011

There is generally no right for an employee to have legal representation at a disciplinary hearing

Providing a reference where allegations have been made
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2011

Employers are often wary of providing a reference, particularly if it might mean an ex-employee does not get the job