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Employment disputes involving a worker's use of social media do not require any "special rules", and instead "fall to be determined in accordance with the ordinary principles of law", the employment appeal tribunal has ruled (EAT). 13 Aug 2015
Removing the distinction between contractual and non-contractual termination payments, so that the majority of payments made to employees in lieu of notice (PILONs) are all taxed in the same way, would remove most of the "complexity and misunderstanding" in... 27 Jul 2015
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FOCUS: Shareholders remain keen to avoid 'rewards for failure' for senior executives, as illustrated by Old Mutual's statement in February that notice periods should be less than 12 months. However, merely reducing notice periods below the current standard... 19 May 2015
UK employers need only comply with collective redundancy consultation requirements if they are proposing to make 20 or more redundancies in 90 days at a single establishment site, regardless of the total number of redundancies planned across the company, the... 30 Apr 2015
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