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Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd: Case to Watch

Next week (4 February), the Leicester Employment Tribunal will be re-considering Mr Lock’s claim relating to commission and holiday pay.

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Social media and racist comments ….an American story!

A new type of vigilantism has sprung up in the United States which should give us pause for thought, what would we do here?

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Which employees transfer on a service provision change?

As a service provider, do you know what would happen if you lost the work? As the client, do you know what would happen if you took the work in-house or appointed a new service provider?

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Changing terms and conditions – how does ‘consideration’ work?

Where an employer is seeking to change terms and conditions during employment, they must obtain the consent of their employee to the changes. Any agreed variations should also be supported by ‘consideration’ where the variation is to the employee’s detriment.

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Fit for work?

It’s been a long time coming but the new government scheme to assist employees back to work will soon be available to everyone. The Fit for Work service (formerly known as the Health and Work Service) was first recommended by Dame Carol Black in February 2011 following a review of sickness absence in the UK. This review sought to identify …

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Top 10 most common mistakes in managing employee absence

Managing absence is challenging for many employers. It involves striking a balance between supporting employees to stay in and return to work and taking consistent and fair disciplinary action against employees where necessary.

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Should we “Krazy Glue” employment change? Food for thought…..

So the top film in the UK and Ireland in 2014 (making £34.4M) was The Lego Movie – the story of Lord Business’s evil plan (spoiler alert – before his stony heart was warmed by Emmet “Ordinary” Joe Brickowski) to Krazy Glue the universe in place.

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Dealing with prospective and current employees with criminal convictions or charges

Recently there has been much debate regarding the potential return of Ched Evans, who was convicted of rape and served two and a half years in prison, to a professional football career.

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Covert surveillance – to use or not to use? Part 2

Back in June 2013 we reported on the case of City and County of Swansea v Gayle in which the EAT found that an employee had not been unfairly dismissed in circumstances where the employer relied on covert CCTV surveillance to support allegations of gross misconduct.

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