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Category: Employment Law

NI Department rules out for now the introduction of fees for industrial tribunals here

NI Department rules out for now the introduction of fees for industrial tribunals here

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

  From this week workers taking on their employers in tribunals in England and Wales will face fees of up to £1,200.In a consultation exercise by the Department of Employment and Learning it has indicated that it is not seeking in Northern Ireland to introduce such a fee system as part of a wide ranging […]

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Lap dancer sues club

Lap dancer sues club

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is often debate as to whether someone is employed or self employed and the answers are not always straightforward. In a recent case called Quashie v Stringfellows Restaurants Ltd a lap dancer for the London night club Stringfellows claimed that she was an employee of the club. She was on a rota and was […]

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What is Unfair Dismissal?

What is Unfair Dismissal?

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Unfair dismissal is the term applied when an employee’s contract is terminated and the employer either hasn’t followed the statutory dismissal procedures or the reason for the dismissal is deemed unfair.   The Statutory dismissal procedures state that if your employer intends to dismiss you they must follow a three step procedure.  The first […]

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The Rights of Agency Workers

The Rights of Agency Workers

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

  At the minute people classed as workers have less rights than employees on a contract of employment.  A new European Directive, The Temporary (Agency) Worker’s Directive 2008/104EC has been established and is to be implemented in theUKby no later that 5 December 2011.  The legislation forNorthern Irelandwill be entitled Agency Workers Regulations (Northern Ireland) […]

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Legal Aid – Am I Entitled?

Legal Aid – Am I Entitled?

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

What Funding is available for Legal Advice? One of the most common problems people face when seeking legal advice and representation is meeting the cost. Legal Aid is not available for every type of case and it is subject to financial limits so not everyone is eligible. The most frequently asked question by clients is: […]

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Employment Law – Disciplinary Procedures and Appeals

Employment Law – Disciplinary Procedures and Appeals

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are disciplined by your employer, do you know you have the right to appeal a disciplinary decision?  All employees are entitled to appeal a disciplinary decision taken against them by their employer.  However what are the rules surrounding employee appeals? Here is a brief example: Jim works for 123 Accountancy.  In Jim’s contract […]

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The Benefits of Mediation

The Benefits of Mediation

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mediation has always been a tool used to assist settlement of legal disputes but it is rarely talked about the way court litigation is. In recent years it has become more fashionable to engage mediators to try and resolve disputes and reduce the need for lengthy court litigation. In essence mediation involves both parties meeting […]

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The Impact of the New Fit Note

The Impact of the New Fit Note

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

  On 6th April 2010 the Government introduced the new “fit note” scheme to replace the old sick lines. The aim of this scheme is to reduce the number of people on long term sick leave and cut costs for employers. The Government estimate that this new legislation could cut costs by £240 million over […]

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EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES IN 2011

EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES IN 2011

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

 The New Year brings with it changes to employment law in NI which employees should be aware of.  Campbell Stafford have provided a brief summary of some of the changes to look out for.   A new provision called Additional Paternity Leave will come in to operation for all babies born on or after 3rd […]

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| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

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