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Author Archives: Davis Blank Furniss

Employment Law – Case Developments in February

Seldon v Clarkson, Wright & Jakes The Supreme Court have granted permission for an appeal to be brought against the Court of Appeal’s decision in this case, in which it was held that a retirement age of 65 for partners …

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Immigration Cap for those coming into UK

The government has released a statement of intent in relation to proposed changes to the immigration process.  Under these changes, workers earning £150,000 or more will be excluded from the immigration cap, as will those coming to the UK via …

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Corporate Manslaughter – First trial concluded

The first corporate manslaughter trial has been concluded, with Cotswold Geotechnical (Holdings) Limited being found guilty.  The prosecution related to the death of a geologist in September 2008 whilst he was collecting soil samples from the bottom of a deep …

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March 2011 – Employment Newsletter

Employment Law Newsletter – March 2011. Including items on Repeal of Retirement Age, Right to request time off for training, Corporate Manslaughter, Immigration cap and employment case developments in February.

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Warning: Abolition of Default Retirement Age – Anomaly in Draft Regulations!

This will of course affect employers who have issued (or are about to issue) notices of retirement to those who are already 65, which are due to expire during the transitional period.

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Davis Blank Furniss Launches Invaluable Guide for Landlords

With the property market being continually squeezed, now isn’t a great time for residential landlords and things aren’t set to get much better in the short term. One of the main challenges they face is finding and retaining reliable tenants but also adhering to ever tightening legislation.

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February 2011 Employment Newsletter

Welcome to February’s edition of our employment law newsletter, keeping you up to date with forthcoming changes to legislation and case developments

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Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 is finally here and came into force on 1st October 2010. It builds on existing discrimination legislation but also introduces new provisions, including: Preventing employers from asking pre-employment health questions except in specified circumstances. Pay secrecy …

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National Minimum Wage – 1st October increases

As previously reported, from 1st October 2010, the new hourly rates are: Standard (Adult) Rate (workers aged over 21) = £5.93 Development Rate (workers between 18 and 20) = £4.92 Young Workers Rate (workers aged under 18 but above compulsory …

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Case Law

Religious Discrimination The Greater Manchester Police Authority -v- Power The EAT upheld the Tribunal’s decision that a belief in spiritualism, life after death and the ability of mediums to contact the dead was protected under the Employment Equality (Religion or …

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