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Exclusivity clause ban will apply to high-pay consultancy arrangements, as well as 'zero hour' contracts, says expert

Companies will no longer be able to rely on non-compete provisions built into contracts with highly-paid consultants to prevent them working with competitors as part of the ban on exclusivity clauses in so-called 'zero-hour' contracts, an expert has said.... 28 May 2015

Court of Appeal: civil servant whose job was outsourced to private sector could not retain full pension rights

A prison officer whose job was outsourced to a private contractor had "resigned" from her employment for the purposes of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS), and so was not entitled to retire at a reduced age of 55, the Court of Appeal has ruled.... 02 Apr 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • Bank ring-fencing, employment law and pensions

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as asset transfers, tax, issues for directors, real estate, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and...

  • Basic Guide to TUPE

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in June 2011. The purpose of TUPE is to protect employees if the business in which they are employed changes hands. Its effect is to move employee...

Additional travel time for transferred workers was not "substantial change" to their "material detriment"

A change in the working location of somebody who has changed employer through TUPE will only be grounds for a constructive dismissal claim if that change is "substantial" and causes "material detriment" to the worker. 26 Aug 2014

Government: "difficult to estimate" cost of abolishing IR35 contractor taxation regime

It is "very difficult to estimate" what the true cost to the Exchequer would be if tax provisions intended to stop contractors in 'disguised employment' from using limited companies to avoid employment taxes were abolished, the government has said. 11 Jun 2014

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