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|18 Sep 2012||Acas welcomes request to write new Code of Practice on Settlement Agreements||News from the IDS Employment Team||Acas has welcomed the Government’s request for it to draft the new Code of Practice on ...|
|14 Sep 2012||Government consults on further employment law reform|
|12 Sep 2012||Tribunal gave appearance of bias when criticising claimant's conduct of case||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||In Oni v NHS Leicester City, the EAT has held that a tribunal should not have dealt with a costs application itself after having expressed criticism of the claimant's conduct during the proceedings.|
|11 Sep 2012||New President of ECHR elected||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has elected Dean Spielmann of Luxembourg to serve as its President from 1 November 2012. Mr Spielmann has been a judge at the ECHR since 24 June 2004 and Vic...|
|30 Aug 2012||Council did not have to disclose details of employee’s severance package||News from IDS Employment Law Team||In Trago Mills (South Devon) Ltd v Information Commissioner and anor the Information Rights Tribunal has held that a council was entitled to refuse part of a freedom of information request concerning ...|
|30 Aug 2012||Deputy Information Commissioner responds to Liberty/GMB blacklisting concerns||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||Liberty and the GMB union have both recently written to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) asking it to reopen its investigations, closed in 2009, into a secret blacklist. The list, which con...|
|9 Aug 2012||Liberty: Information Commissioner should re-examine construction worker blacklist||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||Liberty, the human rights and civil liberties organisation, has written to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) requesting it to take further action in relation to the blacklisting of construct...|
|1 Aug 2012||Unfairly dismissed employee’s estate could recover full death-in-service benefit||News form the IDS Employment Law Team||In Fox v British Airways Ltd, the EAT has held that the full value of a death-in-service benefit was payable in an unfair dismissal claim brought by the estate of a deceased former employee. An employ...|
|27 Jul 2012||Low Pay Commission seeks views on national minimum wage accommodation offset||News form IDS Employment Law Team||The Low Pay Commission has issued a consultation on the ability of employers to offset part of their obligation to pay national minimum wage (NMW) if they provide their workers with accommodation. The...|
|25 Jul 2012||Court of Appeal: independent contractor had worker status||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||In Hospital Medical Group Ltd v Westwood the Court of Appeal has upheld a tribunal’s decision that a doctor, although not employed under a contract of employment, was a ‘worker’ for the purposes of S....|