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Mar
26
2015

Tribunal decision in Lock case gives guidance on calculation of holiday pay

In the holiday pay case of Lock v British Gas, which concerned commission payments, the European Court of Justice found that Mr Lock’s commission was intrinsically linked to his role as a salesman. Hence, his statutory holiday pay should include an amount to reflect the commission he would have earned had he not taken annual leave....

Mar
26
2015

Changes to the UK Immigration Rules due to come into force in April 2015

UK Visas & Immigration ("UKVI") has recently announced a number of changes to the UK's immigration rules, most of which will take effect from 6 April 2015 and apply to new applications or extensions made on or after that date. Existing visas and applications submitted prior to 6 April will be subject to the rules currently in place....

Mar
24
2015

Our Commonwealth initiative – spotlight on Malaysia

In 2014, the Malaysian population was estimated at over 30 million people, making it the 41st most populated country in the world. A member of the Commonwealth, more than 50% of the country consists of jungle, which is home to over 70 species of endangered mammals. ...

Mar
18
2015

What does The 2015 Budget mean for businesses?

Today George Osborne released the budget for 2015 and announced ‘the rich will pay the most’. He stated that £30bn worth of savings must be found, however insisted that the UK economy was improving and that “the sun is shining on Britain”. Here we look at the main points of the budget likely to affect businesses and employees. ...

Mar
16
2015

Supporting skills development in Malaysia

You will already be aware that we are collaborating with our group companies Clarkslegal and The CEIP on an initiative aimed at strengthening the Malaysian university system. Four Malaysian university Vice Chancellors are currently in the UK undergoing placements with host companies who have kindly agreed to give up their time to support our initiative. ...

Mar
12
2015

Resignation which amounts to constructive dismissal does not fall within the meaning of harassment.

Where an employee is subjected to separate acts of harassment, can an employee’s subsequent resignation also amount to an act of harassment? ...

Mar
12
2015

Zero hours - anti avoidance measures confirmed.

The Government has confirmed the measures that it intends to take to tackle avoidance of the forthcoming ban on exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts. ...

Mar
11
2015

Forbury People welcomes Malaysian academics to the UK

Four Malaysian academics, all Vice Chancellors from top Malaysian Universities, have just arrived in London and Forbury People has been instrumental in bringing them to the UK. Here for four weeks, they are funded by the Malaysian government to observe UK business practice....

Jan
23
2015

John Lewis agrees to additional £12 million a year in holiday pay liability

John Lewis Partnership has announced that with effect from February 2015 , when calculating holiday pay it will follow the Employment Appeal Tribunal...

Dec
18
2014

Effects of obesity can be a disability - ECJ confirms

The European Court of Justice has today given judgment in the obesity and disability case involving a Danish childminder...

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