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Make light work of employment matters
March 2013

At Palmers Solicitors, we appreciate that being an employer can be a minefield of legal responsibilities and obligations. Continue reading...

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Red tape reduction for goods vehicles
March 2013

Drivers and operators of goods vehicles have been asked to tell the government how the regulatory burden on them can be reduced. Continue reading...

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Sickness absence advisory service for employers
March 2013

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. Continue reading...

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Rent arrears system set to change
March 2013

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. Continue reading...

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Court of Appeal criminal record ruling to be challenged
March 2013

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. Continue reading...

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New compensation limits in force 1st February 2013
December 2012

The limits on certain employment tribunal awards and other amounts payable under employment legislation will be increased from 1st February 2013. Continue reading...

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Proposed changes to employee-shareholder proposals
December 2012

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. Continue reading...

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AstraZeneca patent-abuse appeal fails
December 2012

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. Continue reading...

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Employment relationships begin before work commences
December 2012

Employers should take note of a recent decision at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).  Continue reading...

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Red tape costs to be cut faster
December 2012

The costs of red tape on business will be slashed at twice the present rate from early next year. Continue reading...