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Out With The Old, In With The New: Changes To Termination Payments And Statutory Rates In The United Kingdom

by Littler on

Spring has sprung in the United Kingdom – a good time for a reminder of the annual statutory rate changes for employers, along with other changes to the taxation of termination payments. The following summary of these changes...more

Review of the Singapore Employment Act: What to Expect

by K&L Gates LLP on

The employment landscape in Singapore continues to evolve dynamically in tandem with the growth and maturity of its domestic economy and workforce. Accordingly, the Employment Act (“EA”), Singapore’s main employment...more

Blog: M&A: Key Considerations in Transactions with EU Employees

by Cooley LLP on

The employment law landscape across the EU Member States is often markedly different from that in the US. Here, we take a look at five important employment issues to be aware of when a transaction includes employees in the...more

Effective Date of Termination for Unfair Dismissal Claim

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Cosmeceuticals Ltd v Parkin [2017] EAT 0049_17_2706 considered the effective date of termination (EDT) for unfair dismissal purposes where an employee was initially dismissed with immediate effect but subsequently given...more

Employment news - March 2018 #2

by Hogan Lovells on

Weekly newsletter on employment matters. In this weeks issue: - Ask the question – employee not necessarily required to suggest bumping... - I work from 9 to 5 – no injury to feelings compensation for breach of...more

Covert Surveillance at Work: A Breach of the Right to Privacy

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In Lopez Ribalda & Ors v Spain (Application nos. 1874/13 and 8567/13) the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held that the installation of and reliance on covert surveillance at work was a breach of the workers’ right to...more

Raising Rates: Tribunal Compensation Limits and National Minimum Wage 2018

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The annual increases in compensation in the employment tribunals will take effect on 6 April 2018. The new rates apply where the event giving rise to the compensation (such as the termination of employment) occurs on or after...more

Employment News - February 2018 #2

by Hogan Lovells on

Weekly newsletter on employment matters. In this weeks issue: - Ask the right question – disability and occupational health advice - All work and no pay – standby time at home was working time - Going up –...more

Increase in UK Employment Compensation Limits

by Dechert LLP on

The maximum compensation that the Employment Tribunal can award for “ordinary” unfair dismissal claims will increase from 6 April 2018, as will the weekly wage figure for calculating an employee's entitlement to a statutory...more

Be Aware Belgium January 2018

by DLA Piper on

In this issue - - Providing computers to employees: is this necessarily considered to be part of the remuneration and thus subject to social contributions? - Who bears the burden of proof in case of...more

Uber and Out… Gig is Up for Digital Worker

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 21 December 2017, Deputy President Val Gostencnik of the Fair Work Commission issued a decision in the matter of Michail Kaseris v Rasier Pacific V.O.F., an unfair dismissal application in which the jurisdiction of the...more

Monthly Update - Australian Labour & Employment - November 2017

by Jones Day on

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR - In this edition of the Update, we report on Woolworths' commitment to identify and address human rights risks in its Australian supply chains. We then discuss a class action expected to be lodged...more

Maxed Out: Unfair Dismissal Claims Recognised for Fixed Term Employees

by K&L Gates LLP on

A recent decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission delivered last Friday has substantially changed the unfair dismissal landscape and the law governing fixed and maximum term contracts of employment, putting...more

Whistleblowing: What if the Decision-Maker Was Not Aware of the Protected Disclosures?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In Royal Mail Ltd v Jhuti [2017] EWCA Civ 1632 the Court of Appeal considered whether an employee who had made protected disclosures had been unfairly dismissed by a manager who was unaware that the employee had made such...more

Unfair Dismissal: Can a Disciplinary Investigation Be Too Thorough?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In NHS 24 v Pillar UKEATS/0005/16, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the appropriate scope of an employer’s investigation into alleged misconduct in disciplinary proceedings. Ms Pillar was employed by NHS 24...more

France: Macron's Reforms to the French Labor Code

by White & Case LLP on

The long-awaited reform of French employment law is now on track. France is reforming its French Labor Code - a touchstone of French economic life for over a century — the centerpiece of a promise to revitalize the French...more

Employment News - October 2017 #4

by Hogan Lovells on

In this weeks issue: - Hear no evil – manager's motives not attributed to decision taker... - By contrast – EAT rejects argument that decision maker was innocent agent with no discriminatory motive... -...more

Will France Become More Employer Friendly with Labor Law Reform?

In June 2017, the French government unveiled its plan to renew French social model, such program includes notably reforming employment law, French pension and unemployment insurance systems. As a first step of this...more

The Macron Ordinances - Topic 1: New Rules on Dismissals

by White & Case LLP on

New rules to reform French employment law, as announced in our previous client alert of September 19th, 2017, have been published in the French official journal on September 23rd, 2017. Some measures are immediately...more

Sweeping Changes to French Labor Laws Signal Employer-Friendly Future

by Fisher Phillips on

Today, the French labor market experienced the start of a power swing, from its historically employee-friendly labor regime to a more employer-friendly set of laws, intended to provide employers with greater flexibility in...more

Release of Plans to Reform French Labor Law Makes Waves

by Littler on

French President Emmanuel Macron's boldest mission, reforming France's nearly untouchable labor laws, received mixed reviews as his plans went public late last week. The changes would promote negotiation at a company level...more

Is Culpability Relevant in a Conduct Dismissal?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In JP Morgan Securities v Ktorza [2017] UKEAT 0311-16-1105 the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether there was a requirement for an employer to establish that an employee’s conduct was culpable when determining...more

Never a Dull Moment in Employment Law: Whistleblowing and More

by Dechert LLP on

The Supreme Court’s recent decision quashing the Employment Tribunal fee regime is not the only recent employment law news of which UK employers need to be aware. This OnPoint summarises some other recent developments....more

Redundancy sickness absence and disability discrimination

by Dentons on

In Charlesworth v. Dransfields Engineering Services Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the Employment Tribunal's (ET) decision that Dransfields Engineering had not discriminated against the claimant by making him...more

Health Alert (Australia) 27 June 2017

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 22 June 2017 - Dorris Maharaj v Northern Health [2017] FWC 2997 - Application for relief from unfair dismissal – dismissal harsh,...more

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