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Redundancy

Employment Case Law: Ignorance of redundancy obligations

The latest decisions from employment tribunals on the cases that matter to you

Ignorance of redundancy obligations  E Ivor Hughes Educational Foundation v Morris and others [2015] All ER (D) 197 (Jul)    The issue Does an employer’s ignorance of its legal obligations on collective redundancy consultation excuse its failure to consult? And is...

“Worrying levels of discrimination” against new mothers

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued guidance for employers on managing pregnancy and maternity after its research revealed “worrying levels of discrimination” against new mothers.   Around 11 per cent of women reported being dismissed, made compulsorily...

Back to Basics: Termination payments

The fundamentals of payroll 

As business revives in the UK, many employers are restructuring their workforces. The delayering of management and transfer of UK operations to overseas partners are prompting employers to ask questions about redundancy and termination payments.   When an employment ends, whether for...

Payroll Alliance Focus: August 2015

An in-depth look at the latest issues affecting payroll professionals

Timing of the EPS The technical helpdesk receives many calls about the difficulty of reconciling the amount due to HMRC each month with the figures shown on the HMRC Business Dashboard. When talking to members, we often find that it is common practice to send the Full Payment Submission (...

EAPs should be a “must have”

Businesses should treat Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) as a “must have” rather than a fringe benefit, according to Canada Life Group Insurance.   Calls to the insurer’s EAP helpline about depression rose by 40 per cent in the first quarter of the year and...

Employment Case Law: Redundancy and collective consultation

The latest decisions from employment tribunals on the cases that matter to you

Redundancy and collective consultation – the “Woolworths case” USDAW and another v WW Realisation 1 Ltd (in liquidation), Ethel Austin Ltd and another (C-80/14)   The issue When calculating the number of redundancies for collective consultation purposes, do...

How to...deal with a job candidate who lies

A “white lie” may not cause you to reconsider a candidate’s suitability for a job if it is not important, such as having you believe from their CV that they enjoy heli-skiing in their spare time. However, other lies may be significant enough to destroy trust and confidence...

“Relief” over ECJ decision on collective redundancies

Multi-site companies will be relieved after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) backed their stance on collective redundancy consultation, according to a senior employment lawyer.   In the long-running “Woolworths case”, the ECJ decided that the administrators were correct to...

Employment Case Law: Taxation of injury to feelings awards

The latest decisions from employment tribunals on the cases that matter to you

Taxation of injury to feelings awards Wilton v Timothy James Consulting Ltd [2015] All ER (D) 70 (Apr)   The issue Is an “injury to feelings” award taxable if it is compensation for discrimination arising out of the termination of employment? This case concluded...

Payroll Alliance Focus: June 2015

An in-depth look at the issues affecting payroll professionals

Employment Allowance The Employment Allowance was introduced on 6 April 2014 and continues for 2015/16. The scheme has been extended to include care and support workers for 2015/16. This means that accidental employers, defined as people who employ a care or support worker to assist them or...

Rail workers vote for strike action

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) have voted for strike action and action short of a strike in a pay dispute with Network Rail.    There was a 60 per cent response to the RMT ballot from members working for Network Rail, of which 80 per cent voted for strike...

Woolworths case decision hailed as good news

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision in USDAW v Wilson, better known as “the Woolworths case”, has been hailed as good news for businesses operating across several sites.   The ECJ has agreed that the UK understanding of an individual store as one “establishment...

Employment Case Law: Wrongful dismissal and misconduct

The latest decisions from employment tribunals on the cases that matter to you

Wrongful dismissal and misconduct Williams v Leeds United Football Club Ltd [2015] All ER (D) 218 (Feb)   The issue Can an employer dismiss an employee for misconduct that took place many years earlier, of which it was not previously aware, and in circumstances where it was looking...

How to...follow a redundancy procedure

Legal developments about redundancy procedures have raised questions over what processes need to be followed. Depending on the number of job losses, prescribed procedures need to be followed when carrying out redundancies. Specifically, when it is proposed to make 20 jobs redundant at one...

Getting older people into work could boost economy by £25bn

Businesses need to work with the Government and the media to help more people aged over 50 to stay in their job or get back into work, according to a new report.   A new vision for older workers: retain, retrain, recruit, written by the Government’s Business Champion for Older...
 

 

 

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