On 08 October 2012, George Osborne announced an upcoming consultation on ‘owner-employee contracts’. Under these proposals, an owner-employee would be able to gain Capital Gains Tax exemption on up to £50,000 of company shares, in exchange for sacrificing some of their UK employment rights. ‘Companies of any size will be able to use this new [...]
On 14 September 2012, Business Secretary Vince Cable, from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), announced a package of reforms designed to ‘simplify and speed up the process of ending the employment relationship when it breaks down’. These reforms are for the benefit of both the employee and employer and are an attempt [...]
Business Secretary, Vince Cable, spoke of wide-ranging employment law reforms in November 2011. Part of these was the introduction of fees at Employment (ET) and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). This was also discussed as part of a previous consultation, Resolving Workplace Disputes. The fee-charging regime is designed to minimise the cost of the ET and [...]
This follows nicely from the Olenloa v North West London Hospitals NHS Trust case of reasonable adjustments and introduces the topic of dismissal. Mr Conway was disabled, suffering from depression and anxiety. He commenced employment at Community Options Limited as a support worker on 24 September 2007. He was signed unfit for work on 15 [...]
BIS have published their updated Annual Review document detailing the employment law reforms that are already going through Parliament as a result of its Resolving Workplace Disputes consultation: Effective 06 April 2012 (and subject to Parliamentary approval of secondary legislation): Increasing the unfair dismissal qualifying period from 1 to 2 years Increasing the maximum limit [...]
On 27 January 2011, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Tribunals Service published a joint consultation document entitled ‘Resolving workplace disputes: A consultation’. This set out the latest Government proposals for reforming employment laws. The consultation closed on 20 April 2011. The intention of the reforms is to deliver ‘a flexible, [...]
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As always, my interest level increased when I was alerted to a new video release last week. When I heard that the title was ‘Dump the Dummies’, my interest further increased. Why on earth would someone recommend an online video to me about weaning a baby away from the dummy because it may encourage breathing [...]