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|1 Jan 2010||Asking Immigration Questions During Recruitment||Matthew Whelan and Nick Hobson, Speechly Bircham LLP||An employer is obliged to ascertain an employee's right to work before employment commences, although careful consideration must be given to when to ask questions of applicants to avoid discriminating...|
|1 Nov 2006||Assessing Health and Safety Risks||Roseanne Russell||
Roseanne Russell examines the law in relation to an employer’s duty to assess the risks in the workplace for pregnant employees. She also provides a useful checklist for employers
|1 Mar 2012||Assessing pension loss||Clare Walsh, Pattinson & Brewer||
It is well recognised by employment law practitioners and acknowledged by employment tribunals that assessing pension loss is a difficult area as it can be a highly speculative exercise. Clare Wals...
|1 Dec 2009||Autoclenz Ltd v Belcher & ors||Timothy Brennan QC, Devereux Chambers||Documents containing express contractual terms that were inconsistent with `employee' or `worker' status were correctly disregarded by the employment tribunal.|
|1 Oct 2011||Autoclenz Ltd v Belcher & ors: sham contracts||Jason Braier, Field Court Chambers||In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has consigned to legal history the unrealistic position on sham contracts set up by the Court of Appeal in Consistent Group Ltd v Kalwak. Jason Braier report...|
|1 Jan 2005||Avoiding Employment Status: Substitution||Tom Potbury, associate, Pinsent Masons||There are tax advantages in having self-employed status for the worker and the party who would otherwise be their employer (the principal). As self-employed workers cannot claim unfair dismissal or a ...|
|1 Jul 2008||Bad Leaver Provisions and Indirect Restrictive Covenants||Claire Scott, Burness LLP||A recent case involving the enforceability of bad leaver provisions has highlighted the unusual concept of an indirect restrictive covenant. Although the case concerned a commercial agreement, the pri...|
|1 May 2010||Banker not working?||Stephen Levinson, RadcliffesLeBrasseur||Who has not been told a tale of the banker who receives a letter saying employment is terminated 'with immediate effect' and is escorted from the premises after permitted desk clearing|
|1 Aug 2010||Bankers' bonuses capped||Marc Jones, Turbervilles||
Following negotiations between the European Council and the European Parliament, an agreement has been reached on capital requirements for banks and a cap o...
|1 Apr 2013||Bankers’ bonuses: the EU acts||Tariq Sadiq, St Philip's Chambers||
The European Parliament and Council negotiations have proposed a cap on bankers’ annual bonuses at the level of salaries. The ratio of basic salary to bonus can be raised to 1:2 with the express pe...