August 2014 news

office-holiday-250It’s August and the holiday season for all, including Parliament, which is currently on its long summer break. However, Employment law/HR news hasn’t ground to a halt and we suggest the following maybe good beach reading?! We bring the latest news on the new Government Health and Work Service, a reminder on the latest (and last) of the TUPE changes and a consultation on Whistleblowing and the duties on regulators. In our case update we report on whether obesity is a disability, if an employee’s refusal to work during notice period means an employer can stop pay, and, finally, can a disciplinary sanction be increased on appeal.