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Weekly Review of Developments

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Weekly Review of Developments 17/5/2019

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 17/05/2019 What’s another year, Johnny? Well, it could be the last time the UK enters Eurovision as a member of the EU. If we ever get around to Making Our Mind Up, that is. And then the UK will perhaps join other non-EU but definitely European countries, like Australia and Israel, and receive Congratulations...
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Weekly Review of Developments 10/5/2019

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 10/05/2019 Turns out the Belfast Marathon is a bit like eventually having to dismiss underperforming employees – longer and more tedious than it ought to be for everyone concerned. This week's more measured news… What we learned this week: Congratulations to Mark McAllister, who has been appointed as Directo...
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Weekly Review of Developments 3/5/2019

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 03/05/2019 More like the Minister for No Defence. Here's what else has leaked out this week... What we learned this week: The 2020 Equality and Diversity Awards Gala will be held on Friday 3rd April 2020 The Equality Commission is revising its Policy and Procedures for Complaints and Investigations Employmen...
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Weekly Review of Developments 26/4/2019

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 26/04/2019 We hope you had a lovely Easter break. Don't worry, all you missed was Stormont getting back together, the Brexit impasse being fixed and global warming reversed. Apart from those minor issues... Here is what we learned this week: The National Minimum Wage does not apply to time spent 'available f...
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Weekly Review of Developments 18/4/2019

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 18/04/2019 An early review this week because we’re closed tomorrow. Happy Easter, everyone. What we learned this week: NI's economic inactivity rate is one of the lowest on record but the employment rate is the highest on record We have a Lewis Silkin article about employees fined for unlawfully accessing pe...
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Weekly Review of Developments 12/4/2019

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 12/04/2019 Is the big question this week about the arrest of Julian ‘WikiLeaks’ Assange? Or about Brexit being delayed again? No. Who'll replace Darcey on Strictly? That's what we really need to know. What we learned this week: Injury to feelings Vento Bands have been increased for discrimination cases Equa...
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Weekly Review of Developments 5/4/2019

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 05/04/2019 Brexit: It’s like that Donny Osmond song updated for the age – Help meh, help meh, help May, plee-ee-ee-ease… What we learned this week: Our latest Any Questions webinar is on today at 11.00. Register here to join in. Firefighters are entitled to increased pensions if they earn additional allowan...
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Weekly Review of Developments 29/3/2019

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 29/03/2019 We had a series of indicative votes at Legal Island and actually came to a decision on what made the news this week. Leading the way. What we learned this week: The annual increase in limits legislation has been published The Court of Appeal sees no obvious reason why an employer must halt their ...
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Weekly Review of Developments 22/3/2019

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 22/03/2019 So that's what is meant by 'Taking Back Control'? Good to get clarity at last. What we learned this week: The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2019 have been published online; The sending of the an email by a Director to another employee concerning the claimant's status as a hospital...
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Weekly Review of Developments 15/3/19

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 15/03/2019 As the Prime Minister might have said, “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device,” so welcome to Hotel Brexifornia - you can check out any time you like but you can never leave. What we learned this week: Employment tribunals may lawfully award compensation for personal injury under the W...