Reflecting perhaps a quiet summer in domestic UK employment law terms, much energy has been expended in recent weeks by commentators on the possible ramifications for HR of a European Court of Justice Case on Bulgarian electricity meters.
Many US employers are exploring opportunities to expand globally. Due to the English-speaking special relationship between the US and the UK, employers may first look to the UK to for international exapansion.
UK legislation provides that, when a UK employer proposes to make redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less, the employer is required to collectively consult representatives of those affected, prior to implementing that proposal.
The recent clawback laws being discussed and introduced in the UK and the US differ quite markedly and represent two almost entirely different approaches to recovering “erroneously” awarded incentive-based compensation. So which flavour do you prefer?
What Protection Do Employees Have Against Discrimination On Grounds of Sexual Orientation in the UK?
Before the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations came into force in 2003, there was no specific protection for employees from discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in the UK.
As mentioned in our briefing posted in December 2014 (Holiday Pay: Where are we now?), there has recently been litigation in the UK in relation to the correct calculation of holiday pay and the factors which should be taken into account.
Concluding a year-long review, UK regulators issued the final report of the Fair and Effective Markets Review Committee last week, making a number of recommendations intended to restore confidence in the trading markets for fixed income, currency and commodities (“FICC”) in the wake of past misconduct.
The independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers are fundamental principles of constitutional government intended to ensure that the proper functioning of each of the separate branches of state (the executive, legislature and the judiciary) acts as a check and balance against the exercise of power by the other branches.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or Drones, as they are more commonly known, have traditionally been regarded as a military tool, frequently featuring in media reports on US military action as well as TV dramas such as ‘Homeland’ and ‘House of Cards’.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the SBEEA) received Royal Assent in the UK on 26 March 2015, although most of the employment provisions contained in Part 11 require a commencement order to bring them into force. It is therefore not certain when many of the provisions listed below will have effect.