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  • Looking back, going forward

    01 October 2014

    We will bring you up to date with the latest developments in employment law in 2014 and look forward to likely changes in 2015.…

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  • Barlow Robbins HR Service

    23 September 2014

    Barlow Robbins Employment Team has extended its service to clients to provide dedicated HR support through our long standing partner, ​People Puzzles, a specialist in the provision of HR services to SMEs.…

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  • HR managers’ authority to bind employer

    23 September 2014

    A number of interesting cases have been decided this summer which bear on common day to day operational issues faced by HR managers and their employers.…

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  • Constructive dismissal – two wrongs can make a right

    23 September 2014

    ​For some years a debate has raged in the Employment Tribunals and Courts whether an employee who has, often unbeknownst to the employer, committed a serious ‘repudiatory’ breach of his or her contract of employment can rely on a later serious breach by the employer to bring a claim of constructive unfair dismissal.…

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  • Employment Tribunals statistics - April to June 2014

    23 September 2014

    ​The widely reported decline in the numbers of individual tribunal claims following the introduction of fees has been confirmed again by the latest quarterly report of Employment Tribunal statistics from the Ministry of Justice. Individual claims are down by 70% on the same period last year and down further from the previous quarter in this year. The reduction is attributable to the combined effect of tribunal fees and Early Conciliation. Both the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties have indicated their intention to review and revise the Employment Tribunal fees system which is itself the subject of an on going legal challenge.…

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  • Whistleblowing protection extends to “worker” supplied through own company

    23 September 2014

    In a case which will be of interest to Employment Businesses and particularly those specialising in the provision of Health & Safety at Work consultants, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has found individual human being consultants providing services through their own intermediate service limited companies are “workers” for the purposes of the whistleblowing legislation.…

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  • Employment rights of military reservists

    23 September 2014

    ​With effect from 1 October 2014 employees who bring unfair dismissal proceedings against their employers in connection with their military service because, for example, they allege that they have been subjected to detriments resulting in constructive dismissal or because they have been dismissed will not need 2 years’ service to qualify for protection from unfair dismissal. (Defence Reform Act 2014 (Commencement No 2) Order 2014)…

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