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Aug
07
2015

Permanent employees can be redeployed to replace agency staff

The EAT has upheld a tribunal's decision that the scope of regulation 13, Agency Workers Regulations 2010 is limited to providing agency workers with a right to be informed of..

Oct
31
2014

Redundant permanent employees can be redeployed in preference to long serving agency workers

An agency worker, who worked for the Ministry of Defence for 8years, has failed in his attempt to claim that his employer had failed to comply with the obligation under..

Aug
07
2014

Government plans to stop temp agencies recruiting exclusively abroad

BIS has recently published a consultation that aims to tackle recruitment agencies that discriminate against workers in Great Britain by advertising exclusively overseas, as part of wider plans on illegal..

Jul
03
2014

Standard references: are they legal?

<img src="/images/buddy_references_small.jpg" align="left" style="margin-right:10px;" alt="Right to flexible working extended" />There are at least three legal duties for an employer to consider when providing a reference. 1. Reasonable care and skill..

May
22
2014

Unemployment reaches 5 year low

The number of people unemployed in the UK has fallen to a five year low according to recent statistics released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number in..

May
09
2014

Small businesses at risk of false references

A survey 1,800 small firms  conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses and BBC1's Fake Britain reveals that 17%  had discovered  job candidates with fraudulent references. The survey found that..

Mar
14
2014

National Minimum Wage Regulations Published

In January we reported that the Government had published draft regulations increasing the financial penalty for employers who fail to pay their workers national minimum wage.  The final regulations -..

Jan
10
2014

When is an agency worker not a ‘temp' under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010?

Agency workers are often referred to colloquially as being temporary workers or ‘temps', as a distinction from directly recruited, usually permanent staff. The recent case of Moran v Ideal Cleaning..

Dec
10
2013

Are you making provision for commission when calculating holiday pay? Full ECJ decision awaited

In advance of an ECJ decision, the Advocate General's opinion in the referred case of ZJR Lock v British Gas, is that calculation of holiday pay should include taking account..

Dec
06
2013

A minister can be an employee or a worker

In May this year we blogged on the case of Methodist Conference v Preston in which the Supreme Court held that it should not be presumed that there is no..



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