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Monthly Archives: April 2017

HR Issues – TUPE

TUPE The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) Regulations preserve employees’ terms and conditions (except for certain occupational pensions) when a business or undertaking, or part of one, is transferred to a new employer or there is a change of service provider.  In effect, this signifies that employees automatically […]

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Legal Issues – Apprentices

A recent case in the Inverness Employment Tribunal (ET) has highlighted one of the main risks in recruiting apprentices in Scotland, namely that early termination of the apprenticeship can give rise to a breach of contract claim. In Kinnear v Marley Eternit Ltd, Mr Kinnear was employed as an apprentice […]

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Health & Safety – Company fined in caustic soda accident

On the 3rd January this year, Newcastle Crown Court heard a case where two employees had received serious burns whilst cleaning a pipe system. The employees worked for PSL Worldwide Projects Ltd, an engineering company who are now in liquidation, but were working at a Hyclone UK Ltd site in […]

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Immigration – Update

Tier 2 Immigration Route On 24 March 2016 the government announced that it would be making wide-ranging changes to the Tier 2 immigration route, which is the part of the points-based system under which foreign (non-European) migrants must apply to come to undertake skilled work in the UK. This article […]

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