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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.

Michelin First Company in Scotland to be fined by Employment Tribunal

Global tyre manufacturer Michelin has been fined £5,000 by an employment tribunal for unfairly dismissing a mourning employee. It is the first time in Scotland an Employment Judge has exercised powers under Section 12A of the Employment Tribunals Act 1996, granted in April 2014, which allow a tribunal to punish employers who breach their worker’s rights. The penalty imposed against Michelin is at the maximum level.

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Changes to taxation of settlement agreements

On 6th April 2018, new legislation will take effect which changes the way in which settlement payments are taxed. If you are regularly involved in entering settlement agreements with employees, it will be important to be aware of these changes.

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When mini breaks just don’t cut it

The Employment Tribunal say twenty-minute rest periods for workers should be given in one run, not as a series of mini-breaks 

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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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