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“Sir! The Dog Ate My Homework!”
“Sir! The Dog Ate My Homework!”

20 / 10 / 2009

Remember that daft excuse from school? Nobody believed it, but it didn’t stop feckless pupils from trying it on. Since I have developed Chronic Monday-it is (a condition of which I firmly disapprove),I feel almost that I am making the same silly comment. I don’t believe in coincidences, yet the last few months have seen a range of minor...

Employment Tribunal Statistics – Some Interesting Reading
Employment Tribunal Statistics – Some Interesting Reading

02 / 10 / 2009

Recently published statistics from 2008-2009 suggest some interesting trends over the past year. Key findings include: 20% increase in the number of claims accepted - but if multiple airline (cabin crew) claims are excluded, there is in fact a 4% decrease unfair dismissal, redundancy pay and breach of contract claims rose in number. Working time claims, equal pay and sex...

Law On The Move - Meet The Team
Law On The Move - Meet The Team

29 / 09 / 2009

Many of you subscribe to our quarterly employment law update, Law On The Move, and we greatly appreciate all the positive feedback we get from you about it. We thought you might like to know how we produce this product and to meet the team behind it. Putting the material together Firstly we have to do the research. This is...

Baroness Scotland And The Illegal Worker
Baroness Scotland And The Illegal Worker

25 / 09 / 2009

Baroness Scotland, who was a Home Office minister when laws were passed to fine bosses who employ illegal workers up to £10,000, has herself been fined after being found to have employed a housekeeper who was not allowed to work in the UK. It is understood that the lady she employed arrived in the UK in 2003 on a temporary...

Kate’s Cases - This Week I Have Mostly Been Sacking People...
Kate’s Cases - This Week I Have Mostly Been Sacking People...

11 / 09 / 2009

While we always remind clients that the purpose of the disciplinary process is to encourage employees to improve, there are always those who are a bit reluctant to demonstrate a commitment to meet the employer’s standards. And those are the ones who tend to be dismissed. We do seem to handle a lot of tough cases. Some time ago we...