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Knowledge of disability

The Court of Appeal in the case of Donelien v Liberata UK Ltd has confirmed that an employer did not have constructive knowledge of an employee’s disability where it relied …

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Redundancy and collective consultation

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Keeping Kids Company v Smith and others has considered collective consultation obligations in redundancy situations. Background On 12 June 2015, Keeping Kids …

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Rest breaks

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Crawford v Network Rail Ltd has considered rest breaks under the Working Time Regulations 1998. Background The Claimant was a railway signalman …

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Statutory Pay increases

At the end of 2017, the government announced increases to certain rates of statutory pay. From April 2018 (date to be confirmed) the following rates will take effect: Statutory maternity, …

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PILONs, tax and termination payments

New rules are planned to come into force from 6 April 2018 which will affect the taxation of some non-contractual payments in lieu of notice. Background In general, if a …

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