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Monthly Archives: April 2011

PPI RULING: GOOD NEWS AT LAST FOR THOSE MIS-SOLD PAYMENT PROTECTION INSURANCE

A landmark judgment has been delivered today in the long-running battle between the British Bankers Association and the Financial Services Authority over the mis-selling of Payment Protection Insurance.  Victory for the FSA means that as many as three million people may be due compensation after having been mis-sold PPI in the past.  It is believed... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 -v- English) It was held that a heterosexual employee who was subjected to homophobic banter... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 18 and under but above compulsory school age who are not apprentices will rise from... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 April.  The draft guidance provides information on who falls within the scope of the Regulations... Read the rest of this entry →

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Flexible Working Regulations

The flexible working for parents of children under the Age of 18 Regulations have been revoked.  The coalition government announced in March 2011 that this extension would be scrapped in order to include growth by removing red tape for business.  The right to request flexible working remains for parents of children under the age of 17... Read the rest of this entry →

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Foreign Workers

The Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) (Revocation, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2011 have been laid before Parliament and are due to come into force on 1st May 2011.  As a result, the Work Registration Scheme will close.  This was set up by the government to monitor how many people from the A8 Member States that... Read the rest of this entry →

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Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

This came into force on 6th April 2011.  Prior to its introduction when a payment was made to a departed employee after their P45 had been produced, Income Tax was always deducted at basic rate only.  However, since 6th April 2011, tax at the full 20%, 40% or 50% rates must be deducted from post... Read the rest of this entry →

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April 2011 – Employment Newsletter

Welcome to April’s edition of our employment law newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes to employment law, and informing you of recent case law developments. Income Tax (Pay as you Earn) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 This came into force on 6th April 2011.  Prior to its introduction when a payment was made to a... Read the rest of this entry →

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DeBrieF Under the Skin of…..Sonio Singh…

What is your role at Davis Blank Furniss? I am a partner in this firm’s Corporate Department.  I act for SMEs, public companies, entrepreneurs and investors on a wide range of commercial matters, including; mergers and acquisitions, MBOs and MBIs, corporate re-organisations, private equity and business recovery matters.  I also act as Co-Head of the... Read the rest of this entry →

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