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  • Reforms to Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 - spent convictions

    15 March 2014

    The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 provides that, subject to certain exceptions, those convicted of a criminal offence, who do not re-offend during a specified period, are deemed ‘rehabilitated’ and their convictions become “spent”.…

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  • Introduction of Acas early conciliation

    15 March 2014

    The statutory Acas Early Conciliation Service was launched on 6 April 2014. Acas has published a booklet explaining the service and the requirements.…

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  • Maintaining Momentum

    13 March 2014

    What are the issues which determine whether a knowledge-based company is able to successfully maintain its momentum?…

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  • Protected Disclosures

    18 February 2014

    ​In upholding the judgment of the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Norbrook Laboratories (UK) Limited v Shaw concluded that three emails from the Claimant to the Respondent taken together can amount to a qualifying disclosure within the meaning of Employment Rights Act 1996 section 43B(1) even though they were not sent to the same individual or department and taken separately each email was not such a disclosure.…

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  • New TUPE Regulations come into force

    18 February 2014

    On 31 January 2014, the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2014 (“the Regulations”) came into force.…

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  • Judicial Review of Tribunal Fees Regime fails...for now

    18 February 2014

    The Tribunal fees regime looks to continue in its current form and at current levels following the failure of the Judicial Review application by the Unison trade union, although there is scope for review.…

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