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First Come, First Served For Suitable Alternative Vacancies
Employers making redundancies must offer any other suitable vacancies they have to all redundant employees and accept applications on a first come, first served basis, according to the Supreme Court.
13 Jul 2012
Proposed Changes To Labour Code
A bill to change the Labour Code has been approved by the Lower Chamber and will now be passed to the Senate and to the President for approval.
Czech Republic
20 Sep 2011
Tax Treatment Of Payments To Reduce Contractual Redundancy Rights
The recent case of Colquhoun v HM Revenue & Customs ("HMRC") suggests a payment to reduce an employee's future contractual redundancy rights can potentially be entirely tax-free and does not count towards the £30,000 exemption available on any future termination of employment.
2 Mar 2010
ECJ Guidance On Collective Redundancies
The duty to collectively consult under section 188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (“TULCRA”) arises when an employer ‘proposes to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less’.
23 Sep 2009
Increase In A Week´s Pay To £380 From 1st October
In the April Budget the Government announced a one-off increase in statutory redundancy pay by increasing the weekly pay limit to £380 from £350.
15 Sep 2009
New Rate For SRP Proposed For October
We sent out a Law-Now last week with details of the increase in a week's pay for statutory redundancy from £350 to £380.
29 Apr 2009
Budget Increases Statutory Redundancy Pay
In the Budget on 22nd April, the Government announced a one-off increase in statutory redundancy pay, by taking the weekly pay limit to £380 from £350.
24 Apr 2009
Age Discrimination Regulations Not Breached By Service Related Redundancy Selection
The High Court has ruled in Rolls Royce v Unite that using length of service as a redundancy selection criterion can be lawful.
7 Nov 2008
Some HR Issues In The Downturn
Employers generally look to reduce staff costs in a downturn, and that often means redundancies. But making redundancies is legally more complex than ever.
23 Sep 2008
Redundancy – Don’t Forget Consultation And Age Discrimination
Today, it’s vital to take account of the laws on informing and consulting on collective redundancies, and the need to remove or justify any age discriminatory features of redundancy selection or enhanced redundancy pay.
13 Aug 2008
Failure To Consult On Collective Redundancies
Do employee protective awards made against an employer after it has entered liquidation constitute a debt provable in the liquidation?
30 Jun 2008
Mobility vs Redundancy: Invoking Mobility Obligations In Potential Redundancy Situations
The recent Court of Appeal case of Home Office v Evans [2007] EWCA Civ 1089 held that an employer was entitled to choose to invoke its employees’ contractual mobility obligations rather than follow a redundancy procedure.
3 Dec 2007
TUPE Does Not Confer Additional Rights On Employees
In Jackson v Computershare Investor Services PLC the Court of Appeal has confirmed that TUPE and the Acquired Rights provisions aim at preventing the employee in an undertaking from being prejudiced as a result of the transfer.
8 Nov 2007
Collective Redundancy - Employer Must Consult On The Reason For Redundancies
In a radical judgment, the President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal has overturned previously binding authority and ruled that an employer must consult about why it wants to make redundancies.
29 Oct 2007
No Free-Standing Claim For Failure To Follow Statutory Procedures
In Scott-Davies v Redgate Medical Services the EAT confirmed that there is no statutory provision conferring jurisdiction on Employment Tribunals to consider free-standing complaints that there has been a failure to comply with the statutory dispute resolution procedures. So employees with under the one year's service normally needed to claim unfair dismissal do not have a claim if the statutory 3-step procedure is not followed.
15 Nov 2006
Status Of Enhanced Redundancy Terms
Keeley v. Fosroc International Limited the Court of Appeal held that the mere mention that employees were "entitled" to enhanced redundancy pay in a staff handbook made it contractually binding even though there was no methodology for calculating the enhanced redundancy payment in the staff handbook.
16 Oct 2006
Age discrimination: Redundancy
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 make some important changes to the provisions concerning statutory and enhanced redundancy payments from 1 October 2006.
8 May 2006
Employment Legislative Timetable for 2006
The timetable of legislative changes coming into force in 2006 has been published by the DTI. Some changes may be subject to revision. A further timetable will be published in July 2006.
19 Mar 2006
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 were published by Trade and Industry Secretary Alan Johnson today. Alan Johnson said: "Ageism will affect more people, at some stage in their lives, than any other form of discrimination. But until now the law of the land has allowed it to continue.
10 Mar 2006
EAT confirms approach for compensation for failure to inform and consult under TUPE
In Sweetin v Coral Racing, the Scottish EAT has confirmed that the assessment of compensation in respect of a failure to inform and consult in TUPE situations should follow the same approach required to be adopted in redundancy cases.
22 Feb 2006
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