September 2018 Newsletter

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It’s September and if you need some help to get you back into work hopefully we can help with our HR/Employment law update. It’s a return to the old routine for the Government too and we look at changes to HMRC penalties for NMW breaches in TUPE transfer situations and new parental bereavement leave rights. ACAS has also provided us with new guidance on job references and the CBI on health and wellbeing in the workplace.

In our case update this month we look at the effect of a break in service  provision on application of TUPE, when a failure to postpone a disciplinary hearing can lead to an unfair dismissal, and whether an employee, for purposes of a victimisation claim, needs to act dishonestly for an allegation to be made in bad faith.