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The Employment Related Services Association has published a new report, Improving Employment Outcomes: Empowering the Social Sector Through Social Investment, aiming to aid government thinking on the design and commissioning of future employment support programmes.
For many organisations, particularly in the third sector, volunteers and interns are essential components of the workforce. Volunteers and interns provide much needed skills and manpower, and are often flexible in terms of their time commitments. There are also obvious financial benefits to engaging individuals on that basis. These characteristics can be incredibly attractive to organisations, particularly those facing funding issues or fluctuating demand for services.
Shared Parental Leave (SPL), which allows eligible parents of children born or adopted after 5 April 2015 to share up to 50 weeks of leave and up to 37 weeks of pay, is an attractive option for employees but raises a number of thorny issues for employers, predominantly in relation to pay.
When employers are considering alternative employment for employees at risk of redundancy, they often assume that a ‘suitable’ job must be comparable with the employee’s current position.
Buying the assets of a business can be a risky business. Buyers need to make sure they know all about the target business before signing, so that they can be fully informed about what they are getting into, and obtain appropriate assurances and protections.
The question of whether the UK will leave the European Union following the promised in/out referendum, and the ramifications of any ‘Brexit’, is a source of much debate and contention.
The BWB Education team regularly hosts roundtable lunches on topical matters for our BWB Education Forum.
A recent case in the Technology and Construction Court provides a warning on the dangers of escalating costs. The court’s enthusiastic embrace of its costs management powers reinforces the attractions of resolving disputes early through mediation, says Alex de Jongh.
Net contribution clauses can protect contractors from paying out for other people’s mistakes under the common law of joint and several liability. But they leave clients significantly less likely to recover costs when a building project goes wrong. Patrick Holmes explains the implications of net contribution clauses in building contracts.
Louise McCartney summarises EAT's newly imposed 18 month limit oon annual leave carry forward for sick workers.
Both landlords and tenants need to be aware of the introduction of more environmental obligations on properties. William Scott advises landlords and tenants to bear these obligations in mind when entering into leases.
The Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/3322) came into effect on 1 July 2015. They apply to Employment Tribunal claims brought under s.23 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 i.e. claims alleging that impermissible deductions have been made from money owed to workers.
Alice Faure Walker summarises the key points from the Law Commission's recently published consultation paper on Technical Issues in Charity Law.