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Investors target high contractual payments to departing executives, but a tougher approach to severance pay may be better than shorter notice

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

'Relief for businesses' as CJEU confirms UK approach to collective redundancy consultation, says expert

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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'Unfair' dismissal of full-time mayor from role at a school could be justified, says EAT

A former member of staff at a school in Merseyside was not entitled to compensation when he was dismissed from his role, as his full-time work as the elected mayor of Liverpool was incompatible with him continuing as an employee, the Employment Appeal Tribunal... 17 Apr 2015

UK government reviewing employee consultation and information sharing by businesses facing insolvency

The ways in which businesses facing financial difficulties and the possibility of making employee redundancies consult and provide information to those employees could be better, the UK government has said. 30 Mar 2015

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