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Private Counselling A Reasonable Adjustment For Employee Suffering From Work-Related Stress

In Croft Vets Ltd and Ors v Butcher an employer breached its duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 by not paying for an employee who was suffering from work-related stress and depression to have private counselling.

Repeal of third-party harassment provisions

The controversial third-party harassment provisions under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) are set to be revealed on 1 October 2013, which will be welcome news for many employers.

Employers must provide an impartial appeals manager in the grievance process

An employer’s failure to provide a proper, impartial grievance process has been held to breach the implied term of trust and confidence between employer and employee.

Government publishes guidance on zero-hours contracts

In the midst of a continuing debate over zero-hours contracts, the Government has provided a useful note on some of the issues at play.

Permission given to appeal in Woolworths collective redundancy case

On 10 September 2013, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) was given permission to appeal EAT’s controversial decision in USDAW v Ethel Austin Ltd, more commonly known as “the Woolworths case”.

Response to consultation on TUPE published

The Government has published its response to the Consultation on the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE Regulations) and with this, an indication of proposed changes which are expected to come into force in the New Year.

Changes to Immigration Rules

A number of changes to the Immigration Rules are set to come into force on 1 October 2013. The changes should provide business and workers with greater flexibility.

Round-up of 29 July Employment Law Changes

A number of major Employment law changes took place on 29 July. We have provided a brief snapshot of the main changes below:

"Employee Shareholder" tax regime coming into force

On 1st September 2013, the Employee Shareholder tax provisions contained in Schedule 23 of the Finance Act 2013 will come into force, amending Income, Capital Gains and Corporation tax provisions.

Overtime was considered in calculating Statutory Holiday Pay

An Employment Tribunal has recently held that when calculating holiday pay, an Employer should have considered overtime payments as part of the calculation.

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