Archive for September 2015

UK Employment Law

Episode 78The View from Mayer Brown

In this podcast Nick looks at three recent important cases for employers. The first case is the ECJ decision in relation to working time which has gained a lot of publicity. The second case considers whether an employee who was permanently absent by reason of illness transferred to a transferee under the Transfer Regulations. The third, and most problematic case, seems to restrict the assistance HR can give in disciplinary procedures.

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Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this update include:

Current issues
1. Disastrous, but unambiguous, contracts cannot be rewritten
2. Subcontractor’s insurance derailed by non-disclosure and misrepresentation
3. Contractor liable under NEC contract despite CAR policy obligation
4. 1 September start for apprenticeship quotas in public contracts
5. Considerate Constructors Scheme goes to the next level
6. Hello, Consumer Rights Act, goodbye CDM co-ordinators and…. here comes the Small Business Commissioner

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 77The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three recent cases. The first establishes that unlawful indirect discrimination covers associative indirect discrimination. The second case explains why employees cannot claim back holiday pay from many years ago, even if they have been ill continuously. Finally the EAT decide that an employer is not allowed to rely on “special circumstances” for failing to collectively consult ahead of a redundancy, if they had not even been aware of their obligation to collectively consult at that point.

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