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Wednesday 17 February


Key Changes to Employment Law in 2016

2016 will see a number of changes to legislation including changes to Zero Hour Contracts, an Introduction of the National Living Wage and Gender Pay Reporting will now be compulsory. There will also be new changes to the Pensions Act and National Insurance Contributions will be eradicated for apprenctices.

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Are your Employees Entitled to Additional Paid Annual Leave this Easter?

If your annual leave period runs from 1 April – 31 March then employees could be set to gain additional annual leave as a result of the way that Easter bank holiday falls this year and next.

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The Dangers of Giving Verbal References

In a recent case the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether a negative verbal reference that resulted in the withdrawal of a job offer amounted to discrimination arising from disability.

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Court of Appeal Clarifies Position in Relation to Disability Absence

The Court of Appeal judgment in a recent case clarifies that the trigger points in disciplinary policies and sickness absence procedure are subject to the duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.

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Employee Instructed to only Speak in English in the Workplace

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) have decided that a requirement to only speak English at work should not be considered as direct race discrimination or race harassment due to the fact it was a reasonable request on behalf of the employer.

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Starbucks Employee Wins Disability Discrimination Claim

An employee of Coffee juggernaut Starbucks has successfully won a disability discrimination claim having been discriminated against on the grounds of dyslexia.

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Workplace Trends in 2016

Acas have identified key trends that will have an impact on workplace relations which employers should look out for in 2016

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Monitoring Employees Use of Internet

The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that employers can now monitor Whatsapp and other messenger services.

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