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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Agency Workers Entitlements

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently issued a judgement in relation to agency workers and the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR 2010). In Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd UKEAT/0181/17, it was held that failure by an “end user” to provide agency workers with the same annual leave entitlement and paid rest breaks as their permanent employees, could not be rectified or compensated for by providing the agency worker with a higher rate of hourly pay.

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Settlement Agreements and Termination Payments – New Rules

Many employers often use Settlement Agreements in order to end an employment relationship on agreed terms. This is a legally binding document and can also be used to resolve ongoing workplace disputes. As a result of signing the agreement, the employee will be unable to make claims in the employment tribunal about any type of claim which is mentioned in the agreement. It can be a useful tool to use, on the back of instigating a “protected conversation”. As this is such a frequently used method of terminating employment, it is important that employers are aware of the changes in the law.

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Mobile Phone Use and Work-Related Driving Accidents

New research from RAC Business has revealed that one in five (19%) UK firms say their employees have been involved in an accident while driving for work due to using a handheld phone at the wheel. 

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Reminder "Ask the Expert" Employment Law Seminar March 2018

Miller Samuel Hill Brown LLP and Syme Drummond would be delighted if you could join us at our next "Ask the Expert" employment law seminar, which is taking place at 29, Royal Exchange Square on Thursday 8th March 2018 (1230 start).

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