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Birmingham Engage for Success will be partnering with Squire Patton Boggs, the CIPD and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce to host an event this Friday 17 February 2017 on “Increasing Productivity”. This event is specifically designed for board members to share and learn how to close the productivity gap.  Ramez Moussa, a Partner in our Birmingham Labour & Employment team, will be speaking on the employment law consequences of disengaged employees.  For more information and…
The Employment Tribunal ruled last month that the former employees of Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK Limited (in liquidation) are entitled to the maximum protective award for a complete failure by SSI to inform and consult them about their redundancies (90 days’ pay for each of the 1100 employees affected). Because of the insolvency of SSI, the employees will need to look to the Secretary of State’s National Insurance Fund for payment of the award. However…
The Employment Tribunal ruled last month that ex-employees of Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK Limited (in liquidation) (“SSI”) are entitled to the maximum protective award for a complete failure by SSI to inform and consult with them about their redundancies (90 days’ pay for each of the 1100 employees affected). Because of the insolvency of SSI (see our blog here on the difficulties facing the steel industry), the employees will need to look to the Secretary…
The new obligation on commercial organisations over a certain size to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement has come into force today. There will, however, be transitional provisions to allow affected businesses sufficient time to understand the new requirements and produce a statement. Businesses with a year-end date on or after 31 March 2016 will be the first businesses required to publish a statement for their 2015-16 financial year. Businesses with a year-end date…