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employment update - ACAS early conciliation

7 May 2014

From 6 May 2014, potential claimants to the Employment Tribunal are now required to first contact ACAS before they can bring their claim. The requirement to follow the early conciliation process changes the tactical ball game for employers as set out in the attached guidance note...

Download the full guidance for employers here.

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Legal updates

COVID-19: The ongoing safety of employees in the workplace

The Health and Safety at Work Act imposes on employers statutory duties to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees, as well as the health and safety of others affected by the operation of a business. Read more here.

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Legal updates

Vicarious liability for employers: mere opportunity does not in itself confer liability

On 1 April 2020 the Supreme Court gave judgment in WM Morrison Supermarkets v Various Claimants.

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Legal updates

Vicarious liability - when is the role of an Independent Contractor sufficiently “akin to employment”

The beginning of Spring 2020 saw the Supreme Court give judgment in two important cases concerning the principle of vicarious liability.

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Legal updates

Director duties and Covid-19

Boards across the country are working tirelessly to respond to an ever-evolving situation as quickly as they can - with one eye on trying to protect the business, employees and wider stakeholders and the other on ensuring that they are always acting in the best interests of their shareholders.

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