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  • Au pairs and the right to pay less than the national minimum wage

    We have all seen the Jubilee celebrations and rightly commend the Queen for her many years of service – but let’s be fair, she didn’t open all those hospitals and attend…

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    Posted on 9 June, 2022 by Ortolan

  • What Does the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill mean for Planning?

    You might recall our September 2020 article on the Planning White Paper, “Planning for the Future” (and our follow up article about the Select Committee’s inquiry into…

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    Posted on 9 June, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Rules are not there to be broken!

    Various householder planning breaches have hit the headlines over the years.  Perhaps the most high-profile was Farmer Fidler’s unauthorised mock Tudor castle in…

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    Posted on 5 May, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Go Live! Official Court Judgments Database

    Live streaming of selected cases from the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) began on the judiciary’s YouTube channel in November 2018 with the aim to improve public access to,…

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    Posted on 5 May, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Disabled Employees

    If any employer fails to make a reasonable adjustment when dismissing a disabled employee, is that dismissal unfair? This was the question put to the EAT in Knightley v…

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    Posted on 5 May, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Disability Pay Gap Widens

    The Office for National Statistics has released new data in April 2022 which shows that the UK’s disability pay gap widened slightly to 13.8 per cent in 2021. The new figures…

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    Posted on 5 May, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Building Safety Bill has been given royal assent

    The much-discussed Building Safety Bill has received royal assent and becomes the Building Safety Act 2022, although there is not, as yet, any proposed date for the Act to come…

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    Posted on 5 May, 2022 by Ortolan

  • International data transfer agreement (IDTA) now in force

    The new international data transfer agreement (IDTA) and addendum came into force on 21 March 2022, designed to be used by those importing and exporting data from the UK, also…

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    Posted on 5 May, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Affordable homes in London?

    In October last year Lord Bob Kerslake was tasked with reviewing delivery of affordable housing by the GLA (Greater London Authority) Group.  The aim was to streamline and…

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    Posted on 7 April, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Employee Competition : When can a disproportionate restriction be enforceable?

    In Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Ltd the Supreme Court considered a number of first instance decisions on the enforceability of non-compete restrictions.  In this…

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    Posted on 7 April, 2022 by Ortolan

  • April 2022 Employment Update

    A reminder of all the employment law changes and updates for April 2022. Gender Pay Gap Reporting If your business has over 250 employees you are obliged to publish a gender…

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    Posted on 7 April, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Menopause Workplace Pledge

    More than 600 companies have signed up to the Menopause Workplace Pledge which aims to counteract the appalling and not often talked about statistic that “almost 900,000…

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    Posted on 7 April, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Employers Covid Policies

    As employers should of course be aware, the remaining Covid related restrictions in England have now come to an end. As we mentioned previously, employers should have…

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    Posted on 7 April, 2022 by Ortolan

  • ICO consults on how it investigates, regulates and enforces

    The UK’s independent regulator for data protection and information rights law is holding a public consultation in relation to how it uses its powers and is seeking input from…

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    Posted on 16 March, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Holiday Pay and Independent Contractors

    Employers, particularly those who engage the services of independent contractors will be interested to hear the latest in the long running case of Smith v Pimlico…

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    Posted on 16 March, 2022 by Ortolan

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