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16 August 2019 Court of Appeal confirms all employment tribunal judgments must be published on the register, except in national security cases

Under the ET Rules, all judgments and accompanying written reasons must be published on a pubic register which the general public can access online.

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25 July 2019 Supreme Court backs employers seeking to enforce restrictive covenants: Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd

The Supreme Court in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd has determined that where post-termination restrictive covenants (i.e. “non-compete” clauses) in employment contracts go further than reasonably necessary to protect an employer’s business interests, it can apply the ‘blue pencil test,’ severing the offending words and leaving the remaining enforceable clause in place.

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19 July 2019 Agency workers are not entitled to the same number of hours as employees

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (‘Regulations’) give agency workers the entitlement to the “same…conditions” of work as a permanent employee.

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12 March 2019 Extension to exemption from Tier 2 visa salary threshold for STEM and Mandarin teachers

The Government has announced that the current exemption from the £30,000 minimum salary threshold for Tier 2 (General) sponsored workers in a number of public service professions has been extended.

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8 March 2019 Could suspension of an employee pending an investigation amount to a breach of their employment contract?

The Court of Appeal recently provided authoritative guidance on disciplinary suspensions including on whether the suspension of an employee facing serious allegations, pending an investigation, could amount to a repudiation of their employment contract.

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1 March 2019 How do you determine if a disability is 'long-term'?

The Employment Appeals Tribunal ('EAT') has recently considered the approach that should be taken when considering whether an impairment can be said to be 'long-term'.

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28 January 2019 Court of Appeal rules that an appeal submitted out of time should be allowed to be heard

Court of Appeal ('CA') has recently permitted an application for an extension of time to submit an appeal with the Employment Appeal Tribunal ('EAT') because it was in the interests of justice to do so.

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24 January 2019 Workforce and immigration update - settlement fees scrapped and new settlement scheme

Many NHS Trusts have been debating the extent to which settlement fees should be paid to employees and family members. For those still engaged in the debate Theresa May’s announcement on 21 January 2019 that the settlement application fee would be scrapped will have been welcome news.

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10 January 2019 Levy restrictions are killing learning

New research published today by the City & Guilds Group reveals that 92% of apprenticeship levy-paying employers want to see greater flexibility in how they can spend their apprenticeship allowance, with the rigidity of the current system holding many back.

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7 January 2019 Home Office to modernise right to work checks

In April 2018 a Right to Work Checking Service was launched to allow individuals to demonstrate their right to work in the UK. Individuals are currently able to review their right to work record online and share a code with their employer to allow them to gain access to the record.

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