Archive for 10/15/2010

The Equality Act 2010 becomes law

  • 10/15/2010
  • Jim Byford
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The biggest shake up in employment law for some time took place on 1st October when Harriet Harman’s Equality Act came into force after five years of careful planning.  Many employers are confused by the provisions contained in the Act…

TUPE – consequence of partial failure to inform and consult

  • 10/15/2010
  • Jim Byford
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The EAT has provided its judgement in Todd -v- Care Concern GB Limited, holding that some consultation is better than none, even if it is insufficient to meet the statutory requirements. Here the employer gave the transferring employees some information…

Garden leave without express contractual provision

  • 10/15/2010
  • Jim Byford
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The EAT in the case of Christie -v- Johnston Carmichael has confirmed that an employer is entitled to place an employee on garden leave even though there is no contractual right to do so. In this case the employee was…

Increases in the National Minimum Wage

  • 10/15/2010
  • Jim Byford
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The National Minimum Wage increased with effect from 1 October 2010 as follows: Adult workers are now classed from the age of 21 and see an increase from £5.80 to £5.93 The development rate for workers aged 18 to 21 increases…