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Holiday Pay to Include Overtime – Anna Bunting on this week’s landmark case

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has, this week, handed down judgment in a ground-breaking decision confirming that businesses should factor in overtime when calculating holiday pay. The key part of the decision in Bear Scotland and others v Fulton and others …

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Employment Law Newsletter – November 2014

Welcome to our November 2014 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case developments over the last month. DEVELOPMENTS TO LEGISLATION Family-friendly rights: further draft regulations and new Acas …

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Charlotte Fielding on the incorporation of Terms and Conditions Documents into Business Contracts

Many businesses have a document which sets out their Terms and Conditions. In practice, however, many businesses fail to incorporate those Terms and Conditions into their contracts and so they are not afforded the intended benefits of those terms. This …

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Charlotte Fielding Summarises Our Recent Event with Forward Ladies Networking Group

I am a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team at Davis Blank Furniss. I was pleased to recently be given the opportunity to host a Forward Ladies event at Davis Blank Furniss’ offices. Forward Ladies is a business networking group …

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October Becomes Caketober at Davis Blank Furniss!

This month our nominated charity, Forever Manchester, is running Caketober which is its annual a celebration of all things scrummy and cake-like! Companies and organisations in and around Manchester are being invited to put on a bake sale for one …

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Davis Blank Furniss Launches Shared Parental Leave Fixed Fee Policy Service

As you may have seen, Shared Parental Leave (where the mother and father or mother’s partner can effectively share the mother’s maternity leave) has become a hot topic over recent months. The regulations are currently before parliament and are due …

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Davis Blank Furniss Launches In-house Employment Law Training Service

Davis Blank Furniss has launched a new in-house Employment Law training service that can be tailored to the size, needs and resources of a particular business. The programme, which is headed up by Anna Bunting – partner, and Shiva Shadi …

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Anna Bunting Talks About Our In-house Employment Law Training Programme

The whole Davis Blank Furniss team believes that effective communication and maintaining close working relationships with our clients are essential. We offer all the services you’d expect of a law firm but we like to go above and beyond when …

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Shiva Shadi Discusses the Importance of Service Agreements on Bdaily

Shiva Shadi, head of the Employment team at Davis Blank Furniss, on why Service Agreements are so important and why it’s risky for companies which choose to ignore them. You can read her full opinion piece on Bdaily by clicking …

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Anna Bunting asks: Is ‘Fatism’ on the horizon?

Can obesity amount to a disability? Do overweight workers have the right to bring a claim of discrimination if they are treated less favourably, victimised or harassed on the grounds of their obesity? Are employers under a duty to make …

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