2015

Review of Tribunal Fees Announced

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced that his department will be carrying out an urgent review of the employment tribunal fees system. The finds are expected to follow in a matter of weeks.

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E-Cigarettes at Work

The use of e-cigarettes at work is currently a hot topic. A recent tribunal case has confirmed that employers should update their policies to make sure that their position on vaping in the workplace is clear.

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Battle of the forms - Whose Terms and Conditions apply?

On Friday 13 February, 2015 the High Court handed down its judgement on the case of Transformers & Rectifiers Ltd v Needs Ltd [2015] EWHC 269 (TCC). The Court's decision highlights the importance of ensuring that when seeking to rely on your own standard terms and conditions, sufficient steps must be taken to ensure that the other party is given reasonable notice of both the terms and conditions and your intention to rely on them.

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Made in Manchester Awards

Paul McGlone, Business Development Director at Turner Parkinson opened the Made in Manchester Awards at the Hilton Hotel on 5 February with his “Chairmans Welcome” in front of more than 450 guests.

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Holiday Pay Update

In the most recent development in this saga (which the Employment team has reported on previously), this month John Lewis and Waitrose have confirmed that they will be making substantial payments to staff whose holiday pay failed to take into account the overtime which they were working.

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