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8th April 2013

Spring 2013 Employment law changes

A number of changes to the law, affecting both employers and employees, will come into effect this month. 1. Legal aid cuts Under the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, employment law cases in England and Wales will be removed from the scope of legal aid, except in relation…
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16th April 2013

Increase in minimum wages announced

The national minimum wage is to be increased from October 2013, as follows: - the rate for adults 21 and over will increase by 12p to £6.31 an hour - the rate for 18-20 year olds will increase by 5p to £5.03 an hour - the rate for 16-17 year olds will increase by 4p to £3.72 an hour - the…
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16th April 2013

Tribunal could strike out disability discrimination claim where no evidence employer knew of disability

In Patel v Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd UKEAT/0418/1 the EAT has upheld an employment tribunal's decision to strike out a claim of direct disability discrimination where there was nothing to indicate that those who interviewed the claimant had any knowledge, or could be imputed with knowledge, of his…
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16th April 2013

Acas guide on collective redundancy consultation

Acas has published new guidance on collective redundancies reflecting the changes which came into force on 6 April 2013. The guide is aimed at employers and explains the legal framework and best practice requirements behind an effective collective redundancy consultation. There is guidance on the…
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16th April 2013

Agency worker not protected by Framework Agreement on Fixed-term Work

In Della Roca v Poste Italiane SpA the ECJ has held that the EU Framework Agreement and Framework Directive on Fixed-term Work (No.99/70) do not apply to the relationship between a temporary worker and an employment agency, or to the relationship between the worker and the end-user. Accordingly…
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16th April 2013

Employee Shareholder Contracts An Update

In spite of the announcement in the Budget that employee shareholder contracts will come into force on 1 September 2013, the House of Lords has voted (by 232 to 178) to strike down clause 27 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, which is the clause introducing the concept of employee shareholders…
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16th April 2013

Latifa Bouabdillah v Commerzbank AG

We represent Latifa Bouabdillah in her claim against Commerzbank AG. The case has been widely covered in the press in the UK and Germany. Latifa Bouabdillah has won her claim that Commerzbank AG victimised her for bringing a claim of sex discrimination against her former employer. The Employment…
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