11/05 – May 2011 Newsletter

//11/05 - May 2011 Newsletter

Additional Paternity Leave

Additional Paternity Leave You may have read or heard of the change which came into effect last month allowing the partners of women who give birth after 3 April 2011 (or who adopt a child after that date) to take additional paternity leave if their partner has returned to work. Bear in mind that this [...]

May 20th, 2011|11/05 - May 2011 Newsletter|

Agency Workers Regulations 2010

These Regulations come into effect from 1 October this year & we know that some clients do make use of agency workers. We hope that you will find the highly condensed summary of the main feature below of use to you. Workers employed through an agency will have the same rights (in respect of employment [...]

May 18th, 2011|11/05 - May 2011 Newsletter|

Facebook – Why do they do it ?

What is it about social networking media that causes people to behave so irresponsibly.? We recently learned of an incident in which an employee of a client made derogatory comments about a colleague on Facebook. The person who did this clearly failed to appreciate that what they had to say was effectively in the public [...]

May 18th, 2011|11/05 - May 2011 Newsletter|

Compulsory Employer Pension Contributions

In our December 2010 Newsletter  we reported that from 2012 employers would be obliged to contribute a minimum of 3% towards employee pension provision. In fact, we now know that it is only employers with over 30,000 employees who will be affected next year when the provision start to come into effect. Our clients all [...]

May 18th, 2011|11/05 - May 2011 Newsletter|

Case Law: Unfair Dismissal – Time Limits

There is a 3 month time limit for the submission of tribunal claims ( 6 months for redundancy payment claims) and this time limit is quite strictly applied, the exception being where it was not reasonably practicable for the claim to be submitted within the three months. In this case John Lewis Partnership v Charman [...]

May 18th, 2011|11/05 - May 2011 Newsletter|

Case Law: Redundancy Consultation

This case, Dobson v David Cover & Sons reflects the importance of individual consultation even in cases in which collective consultation is also required. The employer was a large transport company employing about 450 employees across 12 depots. In February 2009 the company announced the need for redundancies – 80 employees were at risk -22 [...]

May 18th, 2011|11/05 - May 2011 Newsletter|