August

Turner Parkinson Advise On Healthcare Deal In Reverse Takeover

Business law firm Turner Parkinson has advised OptiBiotix Health, a microbiome product discovery and development company on its reverse takeover of AIM quoted Ducat Ventures plc.  OptiBiotix was formed in March 2012 to develop compounds which modify the human microbiome - the collective genome of the microbes in the body - to prevent and manage human disease.

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Increases To The National Minimum Wage

It has recently been announced that from 1 October 2014 the National Minimum Wage will be increased following recommendations that have been made by the Low Pay Commission.

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Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landesforening

In this case the Claimant claimed that the Municipality of Billund in Denmark terminated his employment as a childminder because of his obesity and that this amounted to unlawful discrimination.

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New Regime For Working Parents To Share Parental Leave

For babies due or children placed for adoption on or after 5 April 2015 mothers, fathers or adopters will be able to take Shared Parental Leave (“SPL”) during the first year after the child’s birth or adoptive placement. The entitlement to leave will remain at 52 weeks and the entitlement to pay will remain for 39 weeks.

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