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Protection for Workers on Zero Hour Contracts

Back in May 2015, a new law came into force that rendered exclusivity clauses in zero hour contracts unenforceable. These clauses were used in situations where employers could not give workers guaranteed hours yet still prohibited them from undertaking other … Continue reading

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Does the duty to make reasonable adjustments extend to making adjustments to help an employee physically get to work?

In 1999 in Kenny v Hampshire Constabulary [1999] IRLR 76, the Employment Appeal Tribunal stated obiter that the duty to make reasonable adjustments is restricted to job related matters and that “[t]he provision of transport for getting to and fro … Continue reading

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What to expect in Employment Law in the second half of 2014

The Government has announced several proposed changes to employment law. It has also launched a number of consultations on further proposed changes. Changes coming in on 1 October 2014: National Minimum Wage Increases: The annual increase to the National Minimum … Continue reading

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Flexible Working Regulations 2014

The Flexible Working Regulations 2014 and Part 9 of the Children and Families Act 2014 come into force today, the 30th June 2014. This allows any employee with more than 26 weeks’ service the right to request flexible working for … Continue reading

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Children and Families Act 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 13 March 2014. The Act contains a number of employment law changes including a new system of shared parental leave and the extension of the right to request flexible working … Continue reading

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