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Davis Blank Furniss launches new taxi

Davis Blank Furniss has this week unveiled its first ever taxi  in Manchester City Centre. We like to think of the fully liveried cab as a new member of the family so keep your eyes peeled for the ‘feet’ as …

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Davis Blank Furniss Completes PH Jones Deal

On Friday the 13th, Davis Blank Furniss – the Manchester based law firm –acting on behalf of the owners of PH Jones Group Limited – the family-owned & Malpas-headquartered property and utilities maintenance group – completed it’s business sale to …

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Employment Case Developments in April

Highlights of recent court and tribunal decisions include the following: Employee required to account for secret profit made in breach of fiduciary duty In Samsung Semiconducter Europe Ltd v Docherty [2011] an employee was obliged to account for the secret …

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Retirement Age Provisions in Force

Further to previous updates, The Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) Regulations 2011 have been published.  The regulations abolish the default retirement age from 6 April 2011, subject to transitional provisions.  Click here for further information.

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Government Launches Thematic Review of Regulations

The government has launched its “Red Tape Challenge”, a wide-ranging project with the aim of identifying unnecessary regulations. The government is asking for suggestions of regulations that should be scrapped, merged with other regulations, simplified or improved. It is focusing, …

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May 2011 – Employment Newsletter

Welcome to May’s edition of our employment law newsletter, keeping you up to date with forthcoming changes to legislation and case developments. GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES THEMATIC REVIEW OF REGULATIONS The government has launched its “Red Tape Challenge”, a wide-ranging project with …

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Employment Law Case Developments in March

Unfair Dismissal (Moore -v- President of the Methodist Conference, EAT) A Methodist minister was allowed to pursue a claim of unfair dismissal, whereas the Tribunals had previously found Ministers not to have been employees. Sexual Orientation (Thomas Sanderson Blinds Limited …

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National Minimum Wage

National Minimum Wage increases for October 2011 will be as follows: Workers aged 21 and over will rise from £5.93 to £6.08 per hour Workers aged between 18 and 20 will rise from £4.92 to £4.98 per hour Workers aged …

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Equality Act

The Equality and Human Rights Commission Codes of Practice on the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 6th April 2011.  The previous statutory codes of practice pre-October 2010 are now revoked.

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Agency Workers Regulations

The BIS has published the draft Agency Workers Regulation Guidance and has invited comments on the draft to be submitted by 15th April 2011.  The final guidance is expected to be on the business link website by the end of …

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