Month: April 2011

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Frettens Update: Q&A – Repealing the default retirement age

WE GO THE EXTRA MILE. EVERY DAY.

Frettens Update: Q&A – Repealing the default retirement age

Frettens Update: Q&A – Repealing the default retirement age

13th April 2011Bond Williams

1 April 2011 This month we focus on the new Regulations which have now been published abolishing the default retirement age (The Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provision) Regulations… Read more »

University fee increases create discussion for employers

With the advent of proposed increases to university fees it has caused a shadow of doubt to many employers and the education that some great talent might miss out on…. Read more »


21st April 2011Bond Williams


Sickness benefit and the story so far

Following the government’s announcement to provide health assessments for those claiming sickness benefit, the reports so far make interesting reading. Three-quarters of claimants who apply for sickness benefit have been… Read more »


28th April 2011Bond Williams


Frettens Update: Harassment claim fails where not reasonable for Claimant to take offence

1 April 2011 In Thomas Sanderson Blinds v English (No.2) the Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) upheld a Tribunal’s decision to reject a harassment claim, having taken into account evidence that… Read more »


13th April 2011Bond Williams


Frettens Update: Tribunal's reasoning ought to be read 'in the round'

1 April 2011 In Fuller v London Borough of Brent the Court of Appeal (“CA”) has upheld a Tribunal’s decision that the Claimant was unfairly dismissed for gross misconduct. The… Read more »


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Frettens Update: Additional Paternity Leave ("APL") and Pay

1 April 2011 The Additional Paternity Leave Regulations 2010 allow fathers (and adoptive partners) the right to up to six months’ paternity leave which can be taken once the mother… Read more »


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Exceptional talent from non-EU workers restricted to 1,000!

The Government are targeting a net decrease in immigration to the UK by releasing a practice that was suspended late last year. Damien Green, Conservative immigration minister, has announced a… Read more »


1st April 2011Bond Williams


Retirement age could hit 70

The current retirement age of 65 is under review as according to the Work and Pensions Secretary, Ian Duncan Smith, most workers want to work on when they reach 65…. Read more »


4th April 2011Bond Williams


High demand for women in the IT sector

We all hear about the lack of jobs available but within one industry recruitment agency IntaPeople actually report a lack of staff. It has recently been reported that the IT… Read more »


7th April 2011Bond Williams


HMRC issues alert to employers on PAYE changes

  HMRC have announced a number of changes which will affect Employer Annual Returns and starter and leaver PAYE forms this financial year. Employers with fewer than 50 employees must… Read more »


11th April 2011Bond Williams


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