2015

October Changes: A Raft of New Legislation For Businesses

A raft of new legislation for businesses: The Deregulation Act, new National Minimum Wage Rate, Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements and the proposed Enterprise Bill and Immigration Bill.

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Time Spent Travelling To And From A Customer's Premises May Be Regarded As 'Working Time'

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has followed the Advocate General’s opinion by finding that the time spent by workers who do not have a fixed place of work and who travel from their home to a customer’s premises can be regarded as ‘working time’ for the purpose of the Working Time Directive (WTD).

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New Measures Introduced To Ensure Compliance With The National Minimum Wage

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced a package of measures introduced to improve compliance with the national minimum wage (NMW) and, in time, the national living wage (NLW) (which is due to be introduced in April 2016). This comes out at the same time of employer’s concerns about the effect of the new national living wage on job prospects.

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Employees Who Are Temporarily Laid Off Prior To A Transfer Of A Business May Still Transfer

The case of Inex Home Improvements Limited v Hodgkins and Ors has decided that TUPE can still apply to include employees who have been temporarily laid off prior to the transfer.

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The Role Of HR During The Disciplinary Process And The Result On The Fairness Of Any Dismissal

In the case of Ramphal v Department for Transport the Employment Appeal Tribunal addressed the potential difficulties of a member of HR being heavily involved in a disciplinary process and the result on the fairness of any dismissal.

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