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Employment Law Bulletin July 2016 Part 4

Friday, July 15, 2016

Victory for victims in modern slavery case A chicken-catching company has become the first British business to be found liable to compensate victims of human trafficking. Six men from Lithuania had claimed that they were severely exploited. That included being … Click to read more…

Employment Law Bulletin July 2016 Part 3

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Acas Code doesn’t apply to ill healthHolmes v Qinetiq The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance procedures applies to situations involving misconduct and poor performance. But what about ill health? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that … Click to read more…

Employment Law Bulletin July 2016 Part 2

Friday, July 8, 2016

Tighter Rules on Illegal Working On 12 July 2016, some provisions of the Immigration Act 2016 will come into force. These include:  • A new offence of illegal working, and the power to seize illegal workers’ earnings.• Widening the offence of knowingly … Click to read more…

Employment Bulletin July 2016 Part 1

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Injury to Feelings Compensation for Breach of WTR?Gomes v Higher Level Care Ms Gomes won her claim for compensation for her employer’s breach of the Working Time Regulations (WTR). She hadn’t been provided with the necessary rest breaks. But did … Click to read more…

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Planning for the Future

Monday, July 4, 2016

We all know that we should have a Will, and keep it updated, but how many of us have considered putting in place a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). According to recent statistics, 1 in 5 people over 85 already … Click to read more…