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Archive for February, 2013

Lawyer in the dock!

Lawyer in the dock!

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Somewhat incredibly a London based QC has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for not paying his tax bill. In a most unusual case, Rohan Pershad QC was convicted at Blackfriars Crown Court earlier this month of cheating the tax man of £624,579 between 1999 and 2011. A statement from Revenue […]

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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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Single-tier pension

Single-tier pension

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 14 January 2013, the Government published a White Paper ['The single-tier pension: a simple foundation for saving'] outlining proposals to reform the State Pension into a single-tier State Pension.

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Winter weather – travel disruption

Winter weather – travel disruption

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

When the weather makes it difficult to travel, employers and employees should consider how this could impact on the workplace.

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TUPE changes proposed

TUPE changes proposed

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department for Business Innovation and Science has issued a consultation document on proposed changes to the TUPE Regulations 2006, following last year’s call for evidence.

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Equality in the workplace developments

Equality in the workplace developments

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry this week launched a project to raise awareness among employers of the issues in the workplace affecting those who are gay, lesbian and bisexual.

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Tax breaks for working parents

Tax breaks for working parents

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Working parents could be given thousands of pounds a year to help pay for childcare as part of Coalition plans to encourage them back to work.

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Why Bother?

Why Bother?

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two new EU-OSHA literature reviews look at the factors motivating employers and workers to carry out and participate in workplace health promotion (WHP) activities.

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Deputy Statutory Officer Recruitment Scheme January 2013

Deputy Statutory Officer Recruitment Scheme January 2013

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Opportunities for lawyers to serve in Judicial Office.

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Christian discrimination claims heard by Europe court

Christian discrimination claims heard by Europe court

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled in the cases of four UK Christians who claimed to have suffered workplace discrimination because of their faith.

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