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The variations enigma – TUPE and pre-transfer changes

Emma Edis

07.07.2020

In the case of Ferguson and others v Astrea Asset Management Ltd, four directors and shareholders of an estate management company fell foul of the TUPE – Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) – Regulations and were dismissed for gross misconduct. The four claimants were directors and senior employees of Lancer Property Asset Management. The […]

Employment

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The straw that breaks the contract’s back

David Ludlow

06.07.2020

The concept of the ‘last straw’ in relation to constructive dismissal claims featured in the case of Williams v Governing Body of Alderman Davies Church in Wales Primary School, where a decision by an Employment Tribunal (ET) was subsequently overturned by an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The case centred on a primary school teacher, Mr […]

Employment

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Unfair dismissal: Warning for pregnancy related sickness

Naomi Greenwood

03.07.2020

A law firm’s pregnant employee was granted a £23,000 pay-out after being fired for taking two days off with severe morning sickness. Manchester-based solicitors Gowing Law sacked the employee just a week after she started her new job as a full-time administrator. The employee was successful in her claim for unfair dismissal and pregnancy related […]

Employment

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Leaving annual leave too late

Emma Edis

02.07.2020

We are receiving a lot of enquiries regarding staff holiday and holiday-pay during Coronavirus.As we ease our way out of lockdown restrictions, it is important to be aware of the rules for the remainder of 2020, as workforces need to be managed for the next six months. A lot of employers hoping for an upturn […]

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Employment news – Issue one

Katherine Maxwell

01.07.2020

Read our first issue of Employment News as a new firm, Moore Barlow showcasing articles and information related to HR and employment law for employers. In these times of uncertainty, our employment law team are on hand to assist you with any issues you might be facing at the moment. Whether that be dealing with […]

Employment

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Making your workplace Covid-19 secure

Michelle Tudor

01.07.2020

As the stay at home rule relaxes and businesses get the green light to re-open, employers are making plans to bring their staff back into the workplace. All employers have a statutory duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees as far as reasonably practicable. The government’s message remains that employees should […]

Employment

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Bracing your company for redundancies

Katherine Maxwell

01.07.2020

The president of the employment tribunals for England and Wales has said that he expects a big increase of unfair dismissal claims by reason of redundancy as the government’s furlough scheme is wound up. We know that for many employers the furlough scheme has simply been a means of delaying the inevitable. With changes to […]

Employment

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Flexible furlough scheme confirmed by Treasury Direction

Esmat Faiz

29.06.2020

The Treasury Direction covering the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been updated to cover the amendments to the original CJRS to allow for flexible furlough from 1 July 2020 until 31 October 2020 when the scheme is wound up. Like the previous Treasury Directions dated 15 April and 20 May this document – The […]

Employment

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The difficulties of being an Executor of a will – to deal or not to deal?

Emily Travell

26.06.2020

Executors can find themselves in a difficult position when faced with the prospect of purchasing assets from an estate, even when they are paying market rate for those assets and the other beneficiaries agree to the sale. Being an executor is often an onerous and largely unglamorous role, which involves hours of work usually with […]

Contentious Trusts & Estates | Disputes | Wills tax and trusts

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Teachers’ Pensions: returning to the fray

Adam McRae-Taylor

25.06.2020

Whilst most of the attention recently has understandably been on the COVID-19 crisis, the past few months have seen a number of developments regarding the on-going impact of increases in employer contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) on the independent schools sector. An ever increasing number of independent schools have left (or are leaving) […]

Education | Independent schools | Schools and charities

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Updated COVID-19 toolkit for independent schools

Ben Collingwood

25.06.2020

In March we produced our toolkit to help independent schools manage the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.  As society starts making steps towards a return to normality and schools prepare to welcome back pupils, we have updated this key resource for independent schools as they continue to navigate their way through the next […]

Education | Independent schools | Schools and charities

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Keeping Children Safe in Education – new changes for September

Olivia Stanton

25.06.2020

The Government has just released the updated version of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), which will come into force on 1 September 2020.  You should continue to refer to the current version of KCSIE until 31 August 2020, but schools will want to start preparing for the upcoming changes.  The key new developments are […]

Education | Independent schools | Schools and charities


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