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Worker Status for Equity Partners - Bates van Winklehof v Clyde & Co LLP

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 31/07/2012 We asked Majella McGuinness, solicitor, of PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP to examine the recent case which deals with worker status for equity partners - Bates van Winklehof v Clyde & Co LLP.The issueMs Bates van Winkelhof became an equity partner of Clyde & Co LLP in February 2010. She r...
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Clarifying When a Contractual Retirement Age is Justified

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 29/05/2012 We asked Majella McGuinness, solicitor, of PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP to examine the recent case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes. Since 1 October 2011, your business hasn’t been able to rely on a national default retirement age to dismiss employees when they reach the age 65. You’re onl...
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Beecroft and Other Employment Reforms

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 22/05/2012 Reform of employment law is back with a vengeance, largely driven by the ailing economy and the need to make savings or boost employment figures.There has been a lot of coverage in the media this week of the GB employment change proposals by Adrian Beecroft (employment law is a devolved matter and ...
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The importance of written documentation in employment

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 28/02/2012 We have asked the Corporate Legal Services Department of PwC to write an article about the importance of written documentation in employment.IntroductionThe majority of local businesses in Northern Ireland are small/medium enterprises, many of which are owner managed and run by families. In such sm...
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Agency Workers: Are Secondments Covered by the Directive and Regulations?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 05/12/2011 Adam Brett's article concerns secondment of employees from one employer to another. On the face of it, secondments are excluded, but all may not be as it seems…I understand that employees under secondment from one organisation to another are NOT covered by the Agency Worker Regulations. Is that alw...
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Cases to Watch Out For

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 29/11/2011 We have just finished the last of our Annual Reviews of Employment law in Northern Ireland. As well as many possible changes to employment rights announced by the coalition last week, 2012 looks like it will throw up some interesting cases. Mark McAllister from the Labour Relations Agency spoke at ...
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The Northern Ireland Employment Law Year 2011: What it Was, What it Is, What it Shall Be

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 27/09/2011 Introduction In the run up to the Legal-Island Annual Reviews of Employment Law (early bird savings end this Friday - see below) we thought it would be appropriate to take our traditional look back and glance forward to developments in employment law in Northern Ireland. The year 2011 to date has b...
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Workplace Pension Reforms

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 20/09/2011 The impending changes to workplace pensions, which start in just over 12 months time for major employers, are possibly the biggest pensions reforms in our lifetime and will feature greatly in many company's consciousness over the next few years or so, and beyond.For many employers in the private se...
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Disability and Reasonable Adjustments through Technological Advancements

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 30/08/2011 IntroductionThe Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) imposes a duty on employers to make reasonable adjustments to premises or working practices to take account of the needs of a disabled employee or job applicant. Where "a provision, criterion or practice applied by or on behalf of an employer...
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The Cross-Border Mediation Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 12/05/2011 The Cross-Border Mediation Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 came into operation on 18th April 2011. http://bit.ly/luT4Pi They make amendments to various pieces of legislation, including the following employment legislation:* Equal Pay Act (Northern Ireland) 1970* Sex Discrimination (Northern Ire...