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    • 17 July 2014

      Delay in resignation: constructive dismissal?

      A recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered whether an employee who delays his resignation due to a period of sick leave still has a valid claim for constructive dismissal. Read more

    • 11 July 2014

      Compulsory pay audits

      The Government has published draft regulations introducing a requirement for employers to undertake and publish equal pay audits, if the employer is found to have breached equal pay legislation. Read more

    • 16 June 2014

      Break Clauses – “as you were”

      The recent Court of Appeal decision in Marks & Spencer plc -v- BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited and Another [2014] EWCA C(iv) 603 is a blow to tenants. Read more

    • 16 June 2014

      Restrictions on User – Competition Law

      It is fair to say that competition law has been under the radar for many property lawyers, probably due to the fact that when the Competition Act 1998 (“Act”) was enacted, Land Agreements were excluded.  All that changed on 6 4pril 2011, and Land Agreements are now treated in the same way as any other Agreement for the purposes of competition law in the UK. Read more

    • 16 June 2014

      Break Clauses – “Form versus Content”

      Break clauses are a subject that will not go away.  A useful reminder of the need to take particular care when negotiating terms at the outset, and strictly complying with them when exercising a break, is provided by the case of Friends Life Limited -v- Siemens Hearing Instruments Limited [2014]. Read more

    • 13 June 2014

      Duty to make reasonable adjustments only applies to disabled individuals

      In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 does not extend to a non-disabled employee associated with a disabled person. Read more

    • 13 June 2014

      Tribunal claims remain low

      The Ministry of Justice has issued the latest quarterly tribunal statistics, showing another large drop in the number of employment tribunal claims compared with the same period last year. Read more

    • 13 June 2014

      Holiday pay must include commission

      The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that if a worker is entitled to contractual commission payments, statutory holiday pay must be calculated to include commission. Read more

    • 12 June 2014

      Flexible working requests extended to all

      The right to request flexible working is extended to all employees (provided they have at least 26 weeks’ service) from 30 June 2014. Read more

    • 10 June 2014

      Enabling digital by default – Lasting Power of Attorney

      Before the Enduring Powers of Attorney Act (EPA) was introduced in 1985, there was no facility for power of attorney to continue once the donor had lost their mental capacity.  Karen Bacon explores the subject of enabling digital by default. Read more