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U.S company is bound by UK rules on collective consultation

The Supreme Court has today released its judgment in the case of USA v Nolan. This case will be of interest to employers as it considers how early collective consultations should occur. However, this judgment only deals with some discrete preliminary issues arising from the fact that the case concerned the closure of a USA military base in British territory, …

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‘Right to rent’ checks from February 2016

Following on from a pilot trial in the West Midlands the Government has announced that from 1 February 2016 all private landlords in England will have to carry out right to rent checks.

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FCA/PRA introduce new rules on whistleblowing

Whistleblowers play an important role in exposing poor practice in regulated firms, something the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have recognised with the publication of new rules on whistleblowing for firms operating in the financial services sector.

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Mental health and the workplace

World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October 2015 and with this in mind it is a good opportunity for employers to open up a conversation about mental health in the workplace and to get people talking about what is still a relatively taboo subject.

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Temporary lay-off does not prevent a TUPE transfer

In Inex Home Improvements Limited v Hodgkins and Others the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the lay-off of workers or the temporary cessation of an activity does not prevent there being a Service Provision Change (“SPC”) TUPE transfer in relation to that activity.

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Key steps in preparing for the National Living Wage

Today (1 October) the annual increases to the National Minimum Wage come into force.

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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 – what employers need to know

Modern day slavery is a global problem which is estimated to be worth some US$ 32 billion per year. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”) came into force this month (October 2015) and the Government has estimated that some 12,000 organisations in the UK will be affected.

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