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  • Going Global and Taking the World by Storm

    05 August 2014

    As a result of the internet and other business links, Japan, South Africa, Brazil and Qatar are all countries that are now within reach of even the smallest of businesses with the right connections. However, with expansion comes risk, along with the potential rewards.…

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  • World Cup Quiz

    05 August 2014

    Test your World Cup knowledge with our fun quiz.…

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  • Employees associated with disabled people

    04 August 2014

    While an employer must not directly discriminate against its employee, or subject him/her to harassment on grounds that the employee is associated with a disabled person…

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  • Is obesity “the new disability”?

    04 August 2014

    The Advocate General (the adviser to the European Court of Justice (ECJ)) has delivered a judicial opinion on the extent to which EU law protects obese workers from discrimination. …

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  • Impact of Tribunal fees on number of claims

    04 August 2014

    The Ministry of Justice recently published Employment Tribunal statistics for January-March 2014 which show the significant reduction in the number of claims since the introduction of fees in July 2013.…

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  • Flexible Working

    04 August 2014

    The new statutory rules governing the right for employees to request flexible working arrangements changed on 30 June 2014.…

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  • Mandatory retirement age

    04 August 2014

    Unlike in other forms of direct discrimination, there is a defence of justification to direct age discrimination where the discrimination is capable of being objectively justified.…

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  • Lucky again, Rolf!

    31 July 2014

    The Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC MP has decided not to refer the 5 year and 9 month sentence given to Rolf Harris to the Court of Appeal with the vast majority of commentators feeling that the initial sentence given to Harris was lenient. …

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  • Low EPC ratings can no longer be ignored

    25 July 2014

    Under the Energy Act 2011, no later than April 2018, the Secretary of State must make regulations making it unlawful for property owners to let commercial properties with the lowest energy performance …

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