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Company not held responsible for an assault on a fellow employee by its Managing Director following the work Christmas party

The Christmas break is now a distant memory for most of us but spare a thought for the employee who went for ‘impromptu’ drinks following the work Christmas party which ended in him being subjected to a violent assault by his Managing Director – Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Limited (2016).

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How warnings for misconduct can affect the fairness of subsequent dismissals

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) case of Perrys Motor Sales v Edwards has highlighted the significance of live warnings for misconduct when assessing the fairness of any subsequent dismissal.

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2016 Autumn Statement: How Will the Changes Affect Your Business?

On 23 November 2016 the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the reported last Autumn Statement. Whilst there were no major surprises, employers should be aware of the following changes:

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Do Employees Have to Request a Rest Break to Be Entitled to One Under the Working Time Regulations 1998?

No, according to the recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Grange v Abellio London Ltd.  Here the EAT confirmed that there was no need to specifically request a break under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”) in order to bring a complaint to a Tribunal that it had been denied.

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Changes to the Immigration Rules

A number of changes to the Immigration Rules came into effect on 24 November 2016. They include:

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