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    • 6 December 2013

      Proposed revisions to Acas Code of Practice

      Following a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) concerning the right of an employee to be accompanied to a grievance hearing, Acas is proposing to revise their existing Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. Read more

    • 6 December 2013

      Dismissal for long-term absence

      The Scottish Court of Session has recently considered the relevant factors to be taken into account when deciding whether an employee has been fairly dismissed following a long-term period of sickness absence. Read more

    • 4 December 2013

      Shared parental leave proposals

      The Government has published a response to its latest consultation on the introduction of a new system of shared parental leave and pay from 2015. Read more

    • 2 December 2013

      Steeles Law becomes a limited company

      With effect from 2 December 2013, Steeles Law LLP converted to a Limited Company to become Steeles Law Solicitors Limited. Read more

    • 27 November 2013

      Zero-hours contracts ‘unfairly demonised’

      Ahead of the proposed Government consultation on the regulation of zero-hours contracts, new research published by the CIPD suggests that the use of zero-hours contracts in the UK has been ‘underestimated, oversimplified and unfairly demonised’. Read more

    • 7 November 2013

      Will Aid 2013

      Steeles Law is once again participating in the national Will Aid initiative throughout the month of November. Read more

    • 6 November 2013

      New ACAS guidance on redundancies

      ACAS has issued new guidance for businesses on handling small-scale redundancies, to assist businesses that are proposing to make fewer than 20 people redundant. Read more

    • 6 November 2013

      Age discrimination and redundancy

      The Court of Appeal has recently confirmed a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that an enhanced redundancy scheme, which discriminated against younger workers, was objectively justified. Read more

    • 5 November 2013

      TUPE Masterclass: 20 November 2013

      We are holding the next of our popular employment law masterclasses on Wednesday, 20 November 2013, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, at the Norwich Theatre Royal (Targetfollow Room). Read more

    • 5 November 2013

      Counselling was a reasonable adjustment

      In a recent decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considers whether it is a ‘reasonable adjustment’ for an employer to pay for private counselling if an employee is suffering from work-related stress and depression. Robert Hickford reports on the implications of the decision. Read more