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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Jan 2013

A look back at the highlights of 2012

Since April 2012: Witness statements to be taken as read in the Employment Tribunals; Qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims increased from one

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Jan 2013

A look ahead at 2013

The next 12 months look to be just as eventful as 2012 in the world of employment. The following provides a snapshot of the key changes. Legislation

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Jan 2013

SFO confirms self-reporting isn’t a ’get out of jail free’ card!

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has revised its guidance on self-reporting of bribery and corruption matters in reaction to criticism from the

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 15 Jan 2013

Are you at risk from diesel exhaust fumes?

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has recently reclassified diesel exhaust fumes as carcinogenic to humans, based on findings

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Dec 2012

Large-scale redundancy notice period reduced from 90 to 45 days

Following the Beecroft Report earlier this year, the government has announced that the period of notice which employers must give before making large-scale redundancies is to be cut from 90 to 45 days.

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Dec 2012

Facebook dismissal is a warning to employers

The High Court has awarded damages of just £98 to a claimant demoted for expressing his personal views on gay marriage via Facebook.

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Dec 2012

“One in, two out”

Michael Fallon, Business Minister, has announced that the government is to amend its current policy of “one in, one out” regarding new regulation to the more radical approach of, one in, two out.

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Dec 2012

Review into the future of apprenticeships

Doug Richard, former “dragon” from Dragon’s Den, entrepreneur, educator and founder of School for Start-Ups has been asked by the Government to recommend how apprenticeships in England can meet the demands of the changing economy.

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Dec 2012

Employer obliged to pay legal costs defending alleged criminal offences of former employee

The Court of Appeal has ruled that an employer was obliged to fund the defence of a former employee against criminal proceedings committed during his employment with the company.

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Dec 2012

“Employee shareholder” government response

As recently reported the government has given their response to the consultation on implementing the new employee ownership status.

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