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The Government has recently issued a new “Call for Evidence”, Dealing with dismissal and “Compensated no fault dismissal” for micro businesses. The main aim of the paper is to gather evidence from businesses to establish what can be done to encourage small employers to...
The Court of Appeal decision in Crawford and another v Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust  EWCA Civ 138 provides guidance as to the procedural standards required in misconduct cases in which dismissal is likely to impact on the employee's ability to pursue his/her chosen career. The...
This post was written by Ruth D. Bonino and Fiona McFarlane. In Caterpillar Logistics Services (UK) Ltd v Huesca de Crean, an employee who had no restrictive covenant in her contract of employment prohibiting her working for a third party, could not be prevented from taking up employment with a...
This post was written by William Bevan, III and Joel S. Barras. As we have discussed in earlier posts found here and here, several national trade associations challenged the NLRB’s Rule that requires all employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act to post a notice...
Service provision changes: UK EAT gives guidance on the meaning of an "organised grouping of employees"
This post was written by Ruth Bonino and Ed Hunter. In the case of Eddie Stobart v Moreman & Others the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided welcome guidance on the meaning of “organised grouping of employees” for the purposes of a “service provision change”...
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Prohibits Act 111 Arbitration Panels from Reducing Post-Retirement Health Care Benefits for Active Employees
This post was written by Joel S. Barras and Valerie M. Eifert. At a time when public employers across Pennsylvania are seeking to reduce or at least contain the skyrocketing costs of post-retirement health care benefits, the Commonwealth Court has virtually handcuffed municipalities from achieving...
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided guidance on when the expiry of a fixed term contract will count toward the number of dismissals proposed by an employer that triggers collective redundancy consultation obligations. The EAT held that employees who were dismissed by virtue of...
This post was written by Joel S. Barras and Samantha M. Clancy. The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB’s) Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon recently issued a report on social media cases handled by the NLRB. This second report—he issued his first in August...
This post was written by Nicolas Sauvage De-industrialization is the hot theme of the presidential campaign, regardless of the political spectrum. Solutions brought forward by candidates are more or less concrete, more or less likely. They show little if any understanding of how globalization has...
This post was written by John D. Martini, Dodi Walker Gross, Dennis R. Bonessa and Lori M. Atkin. Increasing scrutiny by the federal government could leave employers at risk for adverse consequences if they fail to make timely deposits of employee deferrals/contributions and loan repayments to...