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13 January 2022 Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Purchase v Ahmed

The Court of Appeal has given judgment on three cases where close relatives claimed compensation for psychiatric injuries suffered as a consequence of witnessing the collapse of their loved ones.

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7 January 2022 ‘Gay cake’ discrimination case ruled inadmissible by ECHR

This case has been rumbling on for over seven years. It relates to a bakery’s refusal to make a cake with the slogan ‘support gay marriage’.

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30 December 2021 High Court demonstrates importance of well-drafted restrictive covenants as enforcement succeeds “in its entirety”

Restrictive covenants restrict what employees can do for certain periods of time following termination of the employee’s employment. Employers should review restrictive covenants whenever an employee, director, or consultant changes their role.

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23 December 2021 SMEs can claim back sick pay from government

To support businesses during the recent surge in coronavirus cases, the Government will be reintroducing the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme.

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21 December 2021 Civil remedies trump POCA recovery in landmark decision

The decision in Crown Prosecution Service v Aquila Advisory Limited provides welcome clarification on the interplay between POCA and common law recovery. It seems companies may still be subject to the POCA regime and stripped of a potential windfall which the CPS did not avail themselves of in this case.

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17 December 2021 Disability Workforce Reporting Consultation

This consultation forms part of the government’s National Disability Strategy published in July 2021 and is in response to calls to increase transparency on disability in the workplace. It includes consideration of mandatory and voluntary reporting practices, looking at what is working well, and what changes could be made to increase inclusive practices.

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17 December 2021 Payment Fraud landscape shaped by technology in 2021

Payment systems across Europe are under increased pressure to mitigate fraud risks and defend against persistent attacks from enablers using ever more sophisticated and malicious viruses and malware.

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17 December 2021 The new point-based system: a complex and costly system in need of simplification

The immigration control tools now being used by the UK government which combine high costs, complex application system, salary threshold and exclusion of low skilled worker are having a significant detrimental effect on the business ability of UK based companies to employ EEA staff in the UK.

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17 December 2021 LPS delayed formally confirmed

The government has now confirmed that LPS implementation will not take place in April 2022.

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13 December 2021 Flexibility Over Flexible Working Procedure

Flexible working applications can take many forms but the pandemic has resulted in a significant increase in the number of individuals working from home or under a hybrid model. Both CIPD and Acas have published guidance to support employers in dealing with hybrid working arrangements.

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