Pannone Corporate News and Opinion

What’s newThis month we look at the latest recommendations for reforming the use of non disclosure agreements in discrimination cases, new rules for Class 1A employer NICs liabilities on termination awards and sporting testimonials, and the benefits of a minimum wage. Read more Third party harassment – can employers still be liable? The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that employers are only liable for third party harassment where their action or inaction in respect of…
What’s New?This month we look at the latest statistics from the employment tribunal, ongoing questions about worker status, a proposal to reduce the qualifying age for the national living wage and additions to the Tier 2 shortage occupation list. https://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/7/3/2/5/9/files/643199_whats-new-october2019.pdf?dm_i=21HH,6K7OZ,TG9LI9,Q3OBW,1 Amendments to a disciplinary investigation did not render dismissal unfair In Dronsfield v The University of Reading the EAT considered whether an employee’s dismissal had been rendered unfair by amendments to an investigation report made…
What’s New?This month we look at the latest statistics from the employment tribunal, ongoing questions about worker status, a proposal to reduce the qualifying age for the national living wage and additions to the Tier 2 shortage occupation list. https://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/7/3/2/5/9/files/643199_whats-new-october2019.pdf?dm_i=21HH,6K7OZ,TG9LI9,Q3OBW,1 Amendments to a disciplinary investigation did not render dismissal unfair In Dronsfield v The University of Reading the EAT considered whether an employee’s dismissal had been rendered unfair by amendments to an investigation report made…
Like all public services, the HSE has had to bear its fair share of cuts since 2009/10; indeed it has seen a 46% reduction in central Government funding in that time.  So it was perhaps no surprise to see that this week’s annual statistics release from the regulator confirmed what those of us in practice have been seeing over the past few years; a continued drop in enforcement activity. The publication of the Executive’s annual…
Like all public services, the HSE has had to bear its fair share of cuts since 2009/10; indeed it has seen a 46% reduction in central Government funding in that time.  So it was perhaps no surprise to see that this week’s annual statistics release from the regulator confirmed what those of us in practice have been seeing over the past few years; a continued drop in enforcement activity. The publication of the Executive’s annual…
The latest on the right to work for EU nationals post Brexit, a cautionary tale of GDPR breach, plus cases on disability discrimination, employment status and whistleblowing What’s new This month we look at the timescale for responding to a subject access request, a consultation on health in the workplace, gender discrimination in job adverts, and Labour’s proposals for employment law reform. Read more > Brexit Update Immediate end to free movement of EU citizens…
In this edition, we look at the increasing use of statistics in the health and safety sentencing process, examine the impact of underfunding on our health and safety enforcement agencies and look at the potential for a statutory duty of candour. We also round up the news from across our practice area, taking in developments in environmental, food, fire safety, inquest and trading standards law.  We’d love to hear your feedback on our first issue…
Pannone Corporate’s HR Forum is a free regular update for employers and HR professionals, featuring sessions on employment case law, legislation and topics of interest to those involved in managing a workforce or dealing with HR issues.  In our next HR Forum, we will cover: Getting SARious… Dealing with data subject access requests     Data subject access requests are relatively easy for employees to make, but can be problematic, costly and time-consuming for employers. And…
In the complex and often costly world of property development there are various potential restrictions on the progression of a property developer’s best laid plans. Restrictive covenants can rank right up there in terms of both costs and navigation with potentially severe consequences of breaches. Understanding restrictive covenants and how to tackle them is vital right from the start of any new commercial property venture.  What is a Restrictive Covenant?  A restrictive covenant is a…
Employees are what makes a business tick but what happens when the employment relationship goes wrong?  Sometimes workplace relationships break down, issues with performance or conduct arise, disputes develop, and if these can’t be resolved internally or result in a dismissal, a tribunal claim may follow.  Dealing with an employment tribunal claim can be costly and involve substantial management time and work, as well as being worrying for colleagues who are involved as witnesses, but…