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Zero-hours contracts – what employers need to know

August 19, 2015

During the run-up to the 2015 General Election, zero-hours contracts became a high-profile debating point, with politicians from all parties entering the fray. Whilst zero-hours contracts are seen by some as exploitative and lacking in the rights that are given in traditional employment contracts, others view them as a flexible way to manage a workforce…

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Changes to Employment Law – 2014

September 3, 2014

Changes to employment law and practice are normally implemented in either April or October in order to make life easier for employers, who must ensure that their policies and procedures comply by the implementation dates. The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 were an exception to this rule, as…

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Court Underlines Duty of Candour in Contract Negotiations

September 3, 2014

A lack of candour in contractual negotiations can lead to grave financial consequences, as was shown when an event management company that lost its only customer four months after signing a new five-year deal won the right to substantial damages. Company A had for 30 years provided management services to company B in respect of…

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Refusal to Pay Arbitrator Did Not Repudiate Contract

September 3, 2014

Not every breach of contract will be treated as ‘repudiatory’ – the legal term for a breach in which one side has refused to perform its side of the contract. Recently, the High Court ruled that one party’s refusal to pay an arbitrator’s fees in advance did not ‘go to the root’ of the parties’…

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