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27 Oct Draft Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 published

The government has published the draft Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 which are intended to prevent employers including contractual provisions (known as exclusivity clauses) which prevent, or purport to prevent, individuals doing work under any other contract or arrangement. The regulations provide: -...

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27 Oct BIS zero hours contract guidance

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has published guidance on zero hours contracts aimed at employers. The guidance provides further information on zero hours contracts and how they should be used. It includes information on employment rights, appropriate use, inappropriate use, alternatives, best practice...

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14 Aug Employee’s choice of companion

In Stevens v University of Birmingham [2015], the High Court decided that an employer's refusal to allow the employee's choice of companion to attend a disciplinary investigation meeting concerning serious allegations of misconduct, was a breach of mutual trust and confidence. Although the express terms of...

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07 Aug Dismissal for Facebook comments

In The British Waterways Board v Smith [2015], the EAT has held that it was fair to dismiss an employee that made derogatory comments about his employer on Facebook notwithstanding the fact that the misconduct had taken place two years before dismissal or that the...

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