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Businesses, trade unions asked to help identify zero hours contract exclusivity ban 'loopholes'

"Unscrupulous" employers will not be able to circumvent new rules which would stop them from preventing workers on zero hours contracts from finding additional work elsewhere, the business secretary has announced. 28 Aug 2014

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

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Employers can refuse to pay staff and prevent them working elsewhere when they leave in breach of contract, rules High Court

Businesses can prevent employees who resign from working for other companies during their notice period, and during the period that other post-termination restrictive covenants apply, without having to pay them during their notice period, according to a High... 07 Aug 2014

UK financial services regulators rule out payments for whistleblowers

There is no evidence that introducing financial incentives for employees who 'blow the whistle' on corporate wrongdoing in the financial services sector would increase the number or quality of disclosures that regulators receive, the Financial Conduct Authority... 04 Aug 2014

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