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Smoking in the workplaceProviding a smoke-free workplace (in enclosed or substantially enclosed premises) has been obligatory in England since 1 July...
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19th May
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Office-holdersIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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19th May
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Sunday workingFORTHCOMING CHANGE: Certain aspects of the protections afforded under the ERA 1996 to shop and betting workers are to be strengthened by...
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19th May
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How do you calculate the time limit for submitting an unfair dismissal claim to the employment tribunal?For information:•on time limits for the...
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19th May
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Statutory minimum noticeSection 86 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) provides for a statutory minimum period of notice that must be given...
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19th May
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Redundancy—fair procedure: individual consultationWhere there is no statutory obligation to consult with any existing employee representatives (see...
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19th May
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Time off work for antenatal appointmentsAn employer or, where applicable, a temporary work agency or hirer, cannot unreasonably refuse to allow a...
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19th May
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Types of whistleblowing claimIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered...
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19th May
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Early judicial assessment of employment tribunal casesCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland...
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19th May
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Continuity of employmentUPDATE: In its ‘Good Work Plan’ published in December 2018, the government has indicated that it will legislate to extend the...
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19th May
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Calculators on Lexis®PSL EmploymentThis Practice Note explains and summarises the suite of calculators designed specifically to assist employment...
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19th May
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Disclosure in employment tribunal proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland during the...
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19th May
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Definition of dismissal in unfair dismissalTo succeed in a claim of unfair dismissal, the claimant must establish that they were dismissed by the...
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19th May
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Striking out and unless orders in employment tribunal proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and...
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19th May
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Effective date of terminationWhere a qualifying period of employment is required to bring an unfair dismissal claim (see Practice Note: Entitlement to...
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19th May

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Execution formalities—companiesThis Practice Note provides practical guidance on the execution of documents by companies after 6 April 2008 (being the...
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21st Sep
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DeedsUnder English law legally binding agreements can be made orally, in writing or by deed.This Practice Notice considers the circumstances in which...
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20th Sep
Precedents
Share plan clauses in settlement agreements1Details of AwardsAs at the Termination Date, you hold awards granted to you relating to the shares of [the...
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Produced in partnership with Sam Whitaker of Shearman & Sterling 17th Sep
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Employee share schemes—dealing with leaversWhat are leavers?Departing individuals are known generically as ‘leavers’ but the reason behind the...
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Produced in partnership with Jenny Wheater of Duane Morris LLP 17th Sep
Q&As
How are settlement payments treated for tax and NICs purposes?The taxation of termination payments underwent a substantial reform earlier this year,...
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17th Sep
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What are the tax consequences of providing for payment to an outgoing employee for post-termination litigation assistance in a settlement...
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17th Sep
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Can a former employee enforce payment of sums due under a settlement agreement against a company that is subject to a company voluntary arrangement?In...
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Produced in partnership with Carly Schiff of Gateley Plc 17th Sep
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Can a solicitor sign a settlement agreement (not as a deed) on behalf of the employee, if he has the employee’s authority to do so?One of the...
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17th Sep
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Can an employer settle pension claims using a settlement agreement?The answer to this will depend on :•the type of pension scheme in issue•whether an...
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17th Sep
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Can a COT3 Acas-conciliated agreement be used to prevent a data subject from exercising their right to make a data subject access request?An...
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17th Sep
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What is the effect of the issuing of an Acas early conciliation certificate (a) on the limitation period for a claim, and (b) on the qualifying period...
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17th Sep
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Can a settlement agreement provide for the employee to withdraw a data subject access request (DSAR) and to waive the right to make a DSAR in the...
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17th Sep
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What remedies are available to an individual who loses a new job because their ex-employer provides a poor reference in breach of the terms of an...
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17th Sep
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Where an organisation is subject to The Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1122, are there any clauses reflecting...
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17th Sep

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