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An employment law Professor has claimed that a change in work culture is necessary to encourage employees to use the proper internal channels to report corporate wrongdoing, and to stop future public disclosures of malpractice. According to David Lew
The UK Government has launched a consultation on how to close the legal loophole on the prosecution on partnerships in Scotland and how to reform the law on unincorporated associations. The proposals that the Government is seeking views on are based
Acas has launched its first guide to tackle the last taboo in business - mental illness at work. It is a fast-growing problem, particularly with workers becoming increasingly concerned about their futures in the economic downturn, and costs Britain m
Seven construction workers were lucky to survive when more than 250 tonnes of wet concrete collapsed at Liverpool John Moores University, a court has been told. Two companies have been fined a total of £100,000 over the incident, which occurred durin
A recent website poll by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has found that 90% of employers do not believe the GP fit note is effective. Following Dame Carol Black’s review of the health of Britain’s working age population in 200
The last 6 months has been a busy and interesting time in the world of employment law. While the government’s ongoing review continues to identify those areas where it is felt change is necessary, this week sees the first round of new measures coming
The Supreme Court has given its ruling in a dispute between employers and insurance companies over when liability for contracting mesothelioma is triggered.Mesothelioma is a terminal form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. It has an unusually
The UK Government has recently published a Call For Evidence, asking interested parties for their views on whether current dismissal procedures are too onerous, too complex and whether or not there is a lack of understanding in their application.Busi
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Social media and the workplace: don't get caught in the web! Two recent employment tribunal decisions highlight the importance and usefulness of a business having a properly drafted policy on the use of social media by their employees. In Preece v JD
AWR- What are they good for...? The Agency Workers Directive will be implemented in the UK on 1 October 2011 through the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 ("AWR"). The AWR were brought in to provide temporary agency workers with equal treatment in term
The 'Retirement' of the Default Retirement Age? The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations were introduced in 2006. One of the most significant changes introduced by the regulations was that of a Default Retirement Age ("DRA") which made it possible f
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