Archive for June 2015

Employment Round-up

This month’s update features cases on the motivation of decision-makers in discrimination claims and overlapping disciplinaries and grievances. We also look ahead to the Government’s plans for employment law, including its review of Employment Tribunal fees.

Please see our Update for details.

Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this update include:

Current issues
1. If it takes two to make a contract work…
2. Court holds employer to agreement to pay rates not in the contract
3. Interim application dates – it’s all in the timing
4. CDM 2015 amendments issued for PPC 2000, TPC 2005 and ICC
5. And CDM 2015 guidance issued for NEC3 users
6. Brownfield land register (and other planning changes) on the way

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 73The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three very different cases. The first establishes the test for challenging an employer’s exercise of a discretionary power. The second looks at damages for breach of database rights. In the third case the Employment Tribunal decided that a Christian employee who had been dismissed after upsetting a gay work colleague, had been discriminated against on the grounds of her religion. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11 to receive links to all the cases mentioned.

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UK Employment Law

Special EpisodeAnother View from Mayer Brown

Nick is joined on the podcast by Irmak Dirik, who is one of the Founder Partners of the DAB Law Firm. She talks about what international employers with employees in Turkey need to know about Turkish employment law.

Please follow Nick at Nicholas Robertson@Nicholasrober1

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UK Employment Law

Episode 72The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at two cases. The first considers whether an employee could opt out of a Tupe transfer and still sue the transferee for alleged discrimination. In the second case the Tax Tribunal allowed an individual to receive £600,000 tax free on termination. Finally Nick looks at the new Government’s proposals for employment law in the UK. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11 to receive links to all the cases mentioned.

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