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TUPE regulations and service providers
August 2012

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) Regulations do not apply when the provider of business services changes at the same time as their recipient.

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Debt enforcement and litigation
August 2012

With the latest figures from the Insolvency Service showing a significant rise in business insolvencies for the first quarter of 2012, there will be a knock on effect for the creditors of affected companies.

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Excessive charges set to be banned
July 2012

A consultation will be launched this summer regarding the charges that businesses can apply when customers buy products or services using credit or debit cards.

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Restrictions on land use can be challenged
July 2012

From 1st July, businesses will be able to apply to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to challenge the land use restrictions that limit competition with any of the UK’s seven largest grocery retailers.

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Managing the risks of additional domains
July 2012

Following the decision to increase the number of generic “top-level domains” that are available globally (such as .com, .net and .org), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has received 1930 applications. Consequently, when the domains that pass the evaluation process go live next year, familiar address endings could be joined by .bbc, .bank, .cloud or even .fashion.

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Bosses set for end of third party harassment rule
July 2012

The government is asking employers for their view on plans to scrap legislation that makes bosses liable for harassment of their employees by customers or clients.

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Bill has potential for copyright confusion
July 2012

Proposals included in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which recently received its second reading in the House of Commons, could result in additional copyright issues for businesses.

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Palmers partners present to accountancy professionals
June 2012

Two of the partners at Palmers recently presented to the South West Essex Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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Dancer at Stringfellows was an employee
June 2012

In Quashie v Stringfellows Restaurants Ltd the EAT overturned an employment judge’s decision that a dancer at Stringfellows was not an employee and remitted proceedings for an employment tribunal to hear her claim for unfair dismissal.

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Employee or worker contract may exist where wages not agreed
June 2012

The Court of Appeal has held that a contract between an employer and an employee or worker may exist even if the amount of wages has not been agreed between them (Ajar-Tec v Stack).

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