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Archives: March 2014

Fostering for adoption – a flexible policy

One of the key changes in the recent plans to shake up the adoption process is ‘fostering for adoption’. In short, this provides for children to move in with foster carers as their potential adoptive families at a much earlier stage.

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Surrogacy – some births are more equal than others

In 1978 the birth of Louise Brown the first “test tube baby” was worldwide news. Now in vitro fertilisation is a well-known treatment. However, IVF is not always suitable so surrogacy is an alternative – in essence a woman carrying a child for someone else and handing that child over to its “parent(s)” immediately after the birth.

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The cost of holiday pay… the saga continues

A member of our employment team was looking forward to attending the appeal hearing in the case of Fulton v Bear Scotland Ltd at the Glasgow Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) yesterday (19th March).

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The Onshore Employment Intermediaries Consultation

In December 2013 the Government begun a consultation over the introduction of legislation to tackle false self-employment arrangements to save tax. The government has now published its response to this consultation.

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Can employers dismiss a maternity returner with post-natal depression?

Post-natal depression is undoubtedly a miserable existence for those unfortunate women who have to endure it. The sufferer is burdened with feelings of tiredness, anxiety, distress and helplessness.

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Norwegians finding a way out of the woods

New rules in an attempt to protect hired labourers have been introduced by the Norwegian government.

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And relax…how to manage time off for antenatal care

A client recently asked about the law on pregnant employees attending antenatal care appointments during working hours.

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Employment Agencies: increased tax cost threatened

Draft legislation will be included in this year’s Finance Bill requiring employment agencies to pay income tax under PAYE and National Insurance contributions for workers where HMRC consider that they should actually be treated as employees.

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Can an individual make a claim in relation to post-employment victimisation?

Can an individual make a claim in relation to post-employment victimisation? This is the question the Court of Appeal was asked to decide in the recent case of Jessemey v Rowstock Ltd.

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Apprenticeships: What employers need to know

This week is National Apprenticeship Week, which is now in its 7 th year. Apprenticeships have blossomed from being a “Cinderella route” from education into employment to being a real alternative for young people put off by debts associated with university education.

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