The government has announced a new occupational health advisory service which will provide employers with bespoke, independent advice for cases of sickness absence lasting more than four weeks.
Rent arrears system set to change
A new process for commercial landlords to recover the rent arrears of tenants is set to be introduced alongside new rules to protect vulnerable people from aggressive bailiffs.
Following a ruling by the Court of Appeal that individuals should not be required to disclose every criminal conviction to employers, the government is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.
New compensation limits in force 1st February 2013
The limits on certain employment tribunal awards and other amounts payable under employment legislation will be increased from 1st February 2013.
Proposed changes to employee-shareholder proposals
In his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor George Osborne confirmed that the government is legislating to introduce a new employee-shareholder status, with a number of amendments to the original proposals under consideration.
AstraZeneca patent-abuse appeal fails
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled against AstraZeneca in its appeal against a €52.5 million fine for abusing its position as a market leader.
Employment relationships begin before work commences
Employers should take note of a recent decision at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).
Red tape costs to be cut faster
The costs of red tape on business will be slashed at twice the present rate from early next year.
A question of compromise?
Employment disputes are often costly, both in monetary terms and the amount of management time taken up. One way to avoid such actions is through the use of compromise agreements.
Fast track option set to cut IP dispute costs
A new small claims track has been introduced to the Patents County Court. This is designed to speed up the court process and make it cheaper and easier, particularly for small and medium sized businesses, to protect their intellectual property (IP) rights.