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Navigator News – Arrivederci

I am writing to let you know that Wendy Meiklejohn will soon be leaving Navigator to spend more time with her family. Before anyone recognises that line as something which normally precedes a politicians early retirement for questionable reasons, I should state that this move is for very commendable reasons. […]

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Autumn Series 2017 – Employment Law Updates

For our autumn series of seminars this year we will be looking at the topic of employment status, discussing the legal tests to establish employment status; the difference between employees, workers and self-employed people; specific examples by reference to case law; what this means for your organisation and what the […]

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Legal Issues – Suspension

The question of whether to suspend an employee suspected of wrongdoing is a common one, but it can be difficult to know if doing so is the right decision. This update reviews the topic of suspension and highlights some issues that employers can consider when faced with such a question. […]

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Health & Safety – Construction site death

In January 2015 John Philbin, 83, died on the construction site of the Chapel Level residential development after falling into a flooded excavation. The construction site was closed for the holidays at the time. Mr Philbin had been reported as missing and a police search ensued, he was found the […]

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Ask the Expert – Young workers

Question: “I run a restaurant and am currently recruiting new employees. I have received applications from candidates aged 16 and 17 and I’m considering taking them on, but I’m unsure whether I should apply different rules to them or just treat them like everyone else.” Answer: As contradictory as it […]

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Tribunal Tale – Holiday pay and voluntary overtime

Holiday pay has once again reared its head at tribunal. Long-time readers of our updates will recall that towards the end of 2016 we reported on a case involving Dudley Metropolitan Council, in which the Employment Tribunal (ET) stated that voluntary overtime should be included in the calculation of holiday […]

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Autumn Series 2017 – Glasgow – Employment Law Update

Wednesday 6th September 2017 Blythswood Square 11 Blythswood Square Glasgow Timings 8.00am  Registration & Breakfast 8.30am  Presentation 9.30am  Questions 9.45am  Coffee & Networking 10.30am Close Content The seminar will look at the following issues: Employment status explained. What are the legal tests to establish employment law status? The difference between […]

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Autumn Series 2017 – Aberdeen – Employment Law Update

Tuesday 19th September 2017 Skene House Rosemount Suites 96 Rosemount Viaduct Aberdeen AB25 1NX Timings 12.00pm Registration & Lunch 12.30pm Presentation 1.30pm  Questions 1.45pm  Coffee & Networking 2.30pm  Close Content The seminar will look at the following issues: Employment status explained. What are the legal tests to establish employment law […]

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Autumn Series 2017 – Edinburgh – Employment Law Update

Wednesday 20th September 2017 Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Grosvenor Street Haymarket Edinburgh EH12 5EF Timings 8.00am  Registration & Breakfast 8.30am  Presentation 9.30am  Questions 9.45am  Coffee & Networking 10.30am Close Content The seminar will look at the following issues: Employment status explained. What are the legal tests to establish employment law status? […]

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Legal Issues – Tribunal fees

The Supreme Court (SC) has found that the tribunal fees regime, introduced in 2013, is unlawful. The decision Unison, the trade union that brought the initial complaint against the regime, suffered a string of defeats in the lower courts, each of which held that the introduction of tribunal fees was […]

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26th July 2017