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Frettens update: Employment Law Q&A – Obtaining medical reports

 3rd February 2012      

With the abolition of the default retirement age, there will be a larger focus going forward on having to manage capability-related issues with older employees. In this month’s Q&A we… Read more »

Frettens Update – Q & A – Managing staff without a default retirement age

The statutory default retirement age of 65 has now disappeared from our workplaces. Save for those few employers who have elected to objectively justify a retirement age, compulsory retirement at… Read more »


 11th November 2011      


Health & Safety Regulations: employers beware and employees take note

Frettens Update All employers should be familiar with the raft of regulations that they are obliged to implement to ensure the safety of their employees in the workplace. For example,… Read more »


 6th June 2012      


Frettens Update: Effective date of termination

Is a tribunal entitled to take into account an otherwise unsuccessful internal appeal that purports to change the effective date of termination (EDT)? Yes,says the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in… Read more »


 17th July 2012      


Frettens Update: Q&A For new and expectant mothers — what is the risk?

This Q&A takes a look at some of the obligations employers face when assessing workplace health and safety risks for new and expectant mothers. Q: When do the obligations kick… Read more »


 30th July 2012      


Frettens Update: Employment Law Q & A — Olympic Games; managing HR issues

The Olympic and then Paralympic Games run from 27 July to 9 September 2012. The number of employees expected to want to attend and/or watch at least some of the… Read more »


 30th April 2012      


Frettens Update:Prepare your business for the Bribery Act

The Bribery Act (2010) which was delayed from being put into force last year is now in effect, from the beginning of this month. It is important that businesses are… Read more »


 6th July 2011      


Frettens Update: Employment Law Q & A — Notice to terminate employment

Q  What are the legal obligations upon both the employer and employee in terms of the giving of notice to terminate the employment relationship? A There are two types of… Read more »


 29th September 2011      


Frettens Update: Employment Law Q & A — Employment Policies & Procedures

Q  Is an employer legally required to have employment policies and procedures? A The only express legal requirements for employers to have employment policies and procedures are as follows: under… Read more »


 27th October 2011      


Frettens Update: Employment Law Q & A – Agency Worker Regulations

This month’s Q&A focuses on the key points of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (“the Regulations”), which are due to come into effect on 1 October 2011. Q  In brief,… Read more »


 25th August 2011      


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