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Archives: February 2014

Cashing up holiday pay – a round up of the current position

Calculating holiday pay should be simple. Well at least that used to be the case. As a result of the Employment Tribunal cases of Neal v Freightliner Limited and Lock v British Gas Trading Limited and others calculating holiday pay may now be a complicated conundrum, which may leave many employers confused.

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Graduate immigration issues – can you hear a clock ticking?

Up until 2012 non European graduates of United Kingdom Universities could apply for a Tier 1 Post Study Work (PSW) visa. This allowed graduates to take up employment in the United Kingdom for up to two years, without requiring the sponsorship of an employer registered with the Home office, and was meant to facilitate the opportunity for them to move …

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Suicide in the City: The employer’s exposure

Sadly, suicide seems to be on the increase in the City. Recently two senior U.S. investment bankers committed suicide within two days of each other. 

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Employment Tribunal fees… fi, fo, fum, we smell a disgruntled UNISON!

The challenge brought by UNISON to the introduction of Tribunal fees has failed…for now. The case was heard at the High Court. UNISON indicated that they intend to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

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Illegal aliens – do you employ one?

While the political debate wages on over the Government’s immigration policy, the fate of Mark Harper, the minister responsible for implementing tough new measures to curb immigration and behind the disastrous “Go Home “ advertising campaign, is a wakeup call to all employers including those who engage domestic staff.

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Caste discrimination: fast track to change?

Campaigners were outraged last summer when calls for changes to the law to be made to outlaw caste discrimination were met with a lengthy consultation period. Changes following that consultation are not expected until summer 2015.

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