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February 2016

Have you got a history? Background checks on employees made mandatory

With responsibility falling firmly on employers to check for convictions and approve employees undertaking significant roles in banks, could there be an upturn in employees failing to achieve or maintain regulatory approval due to misconduct...Read more

January 2016

New rights for zero hour workers

New legislation came into force today (11 January 2016) giving individuals employed on zero hour contracts new rights not to be dismissed or subjected to detrimental treatment in relation to breaching ‘exclusivity clauses’. The Exclusivity...Read more

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December 2015

Gove scraps criminal courts charge, Katie Tiley writes for Young Legal Aid Lawyers

The Justice Secretary Michael Gove announced last week that the controversial criminal courts charge, which has led to the resignations of dozens of magistrates, will be abolished from 24 December 2015. Since April 2015 the...Read more

December 2015

NHS Direct NHS Trust v Gunn: EAT allows disabled employee to continue with claim that she was ‘an applicant’ during...

Associate Nick Fry examines the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT) decision in the case of NHS Direct NHS Trust v Gunn in an article published in the Discrimination Law Association Briefings 759-771. Ms Gunn claimed in...Read more

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