If you’re in Manchester city centre today or tomorrow (Wednesday / Thursday), come and see us at the Business North West Exhibition and Conference Centre at Manchester Central (formerly the G-Mex) We’re at Stand 107A in the centre of the hall next to the infoUK Network Centre. We have solicitors on hand to provide instant…Details
We’ll be at Business North West, Manchester Central (formerly the G-Mex), Petersfield, Manchester on 28 (8.15 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.) and 29 October (8.15 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.). If you’re in the area, why not call in and see us? We’re at stand 107a which is ahead of you when you access the hall from…Details
Jackie Orme, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, the organisation for HR managers, has remained defiant in the face of stinging criticism of the decision to retain her bonus. Earlier this year the Institute lost 41 staff as well as axing discretionary bonuses for all staff and imposing a pay freeze. Ms…Details
In our September newsletter we reported the claim of PC Gurmeal Singh: Sikh policeman says “I felt that I was on ‘Only Fools and Horses’” Sikh police officer Gurmeal Singh has brought employment tribunal proceedings against Greater Manchester Police for religious and race discrimination on account of his turban. We could be forgiven for thinking…Details
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has, in conjunction with the Chartered Intitute of Personnel Development and ACAS, produced a new guide outlining procedures for dealing with discipline, dismissal and grievance procedures. The guide can be downloaded here. Although the ACAS Guide should still be the primary point of reference (since this is the…Details
The Health and Safety Executive has been criticised for running radio ads in which figures concerning work-related diseases caused by exposure to asbestos were stated as definitive when they were in fact based on estimates and overstating the number of deaths resulting from such exposure. Five ads were broadcast as part of a campaign to…Details
Our September newsletter has now been published and, as usual, it’s packed with news about important (and some not so important) developments in employment law.
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It is reported in today’s Guardian that Baroness Scotland identified the sanction imposed on her by UKBA in connection with employing an illegal worker as civil. She told Sky News: “This is a civil penalty, just as if you drive into the city and you don’t pay your congestion charge or you overpay. It is…Details
In L E Vantinnen-Newton -v- Geo Group UK Limited the Employment Appeal Tribunal, in overturning the decision of the tribunal, has yet again reminded employers that it is not enough simply to apply the rules when it comes to dismissal. Any decision to dismiss must be informed and, in misconduct cases, the employer must demonstrate…Details
It is well-known that many workers in the construction industry are treated as self-employed for tax and employment law purposes whereas the reality is that they are employees. “Employers” of these people are reluctant to pay Employers’ National Insurance Contributions and do not want to be burdened with the employment protection which is available to…Details