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Jun
16
2017

Failure to pay enhanced shared parental leave was direct sex discrimination

In Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd, a father succeeded in his claim for direct sex discrimination when he was told that shared parental pay only entitled him to 2..

Jun
16
2017

Non-compete clauses: timing is everything

In Egon Zehnder Ltd v Mary Caroline Tilman, the High Court upheld a restrictive covenant finding that it went no further than reasonably necessary in protecting the employer’s legitimate business..

Jun
16
2017

Council fined £150,000 for a failure to redact sensitive personal data

Basildon Borough Council have been given a £150,000 fine by the Information Commissioner, after a statement in support of a householder’s planning application was published online in full without redacting..

Jun
16
2017

Tier 2 Immigration Skills Charge – Another fee to pay

The recent Conservative manifesto has included a pledge to upsurge the Immigration Skills Charge, from £1,000 to £2,000 per year per employee by the end of the Parliament. Stated within..

Jun
09
2017

The UK wakes up to a hung parliament!

We blogged previously on the party’s employment and immigration issues in its manifesto, however, it is unclear, at this stage, how this outcome will affect the party’s approach or whether..

Jun
09
2017

EU gender pension gap twice the gender pay gap

Not to be confused with the gender pay gap, the gender pension gap is defined as ‘the gap between the pre-tax income received as a pension by women and that..

Jun
09
2017

Territorial Jurisdiction: an objective test

In the recent case of Green v SIG Trading Ltd, the EAT held that the question of whether an employee has a sufficiently strong connection to the UK (to give..

Jun
09
2017

Court finds employees don’t have to disclose intention to compete

In MPT Ltd v Peel and others, the High Court was asked to grant an interim injunction against two senior employees of MPT who planned to run a competing business..

Jun
02
2017

Tech City UK Reports “Huge” Rise in Tech Visas

This week, Tech City UK revealed that applications for Tech Nation’s Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa scheme more than quadrupled over the course of last year. ..

Jun
01
2017

“Mini” strike exposes major pension issues

In April workers at BMW’s UK plants started a wave of one day strikes, halting the output of the iconic Mini. ..



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