Broadcaster loses unfair dismissal case

September 29th, 2016

An experienced journalist won his case for unfair dismissal after being sacked by the BBC. Chandana Keerthi Bandara lost his job as a producer at the broadcaster’s Sri Lankan news service after he prioritised a news item on the country’s internal politics over the birth of Prince George.

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Businesses may be required to comply with new laws to prevent pregnancy discrimination

September 29th, 2016

A committee of MPs has suggested there should be a tougher set of regulations to address the “shocking” rise in discrimination that pregnant women and new mums are facing in the workplace.

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Businesses need to be aware of forthcoming changes to UK employment law

September 29th, 2016

Employers are being advised of a number of key changes to employment law set to take effect in the months ahead.

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Immigration Act 2016

June 23rd, 2016

The UK Home Office has introduced new measures through the Immigration Act 2016. If you currently employ, or are thinking of employing overseas nationals under the Tier 2 through an employer’s sponsor licence, it is important that you are aware of the following key changes: – New Offence of Illegal Working A worker who has … Continue reading “Immigration Act 2016”

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Significantly Increased Fines for Health & Safety Offences

June 20th, 2016

You may have read in the newspaper that the owner of Alton Towers, Merlin Attractions Limited, is facing a “very large fine” following its guilty plea to a health and safety offence involving its “Smiler” ride. In June 2015, a collision on the Smiler ride resulted in serious injuries to members of the public. The … Continue reading “Significantly Increased Fines for Health & Safety Offences”

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Illegal Working

February 23rd, 2016

The Immigration Bill 2015 introduces some draconian new powers for the Home Office in its bid to stamp out illegal working. Jennifer Maxwell- Harris, a Partner in Joelson’s immigration team, sets out the key measures and what these mean for business owners and directors.

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Workforce Planning: Business Immigration in the Near Future

February 23rd, 2016

Following the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of the Tier 2 skilled worker visa. What is the immigration landscape looking like in 2016 for businesses with employers sponsorship licences who need to recruit skilled workers under Tier 2?

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Does your company have any ‘persons with significant control’?

February 19th, 2016

New requirements to maintain a register of individuals who have significant control or ownership of the company will apply to all UK companies as of 6 April 2016.nership of the company will apply to all UK companies as of 6 April 2016.

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How do the new EU Regulations on dispute resolution affect you?

February 15th, 2016

The introduction of the ODR Platform in the United Kingdom is through the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015 (the “Regulations”).

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At what point is Superior Landlord’s Consent obtained?

October 3rd, 2015

In this update, we look at the Court of Appeal’s decision in Rail Safety and Standard Board Ltd v British Telecommunications Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 553 and whether superior landlord’s consent was obtained for a proposed underletting.

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