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Are settlement agreement costs going to increase?

In a recent EAT case, it was stated that the £500 employer contribution to the employee's legal costs in relation to a Settlement Agreement would not be enough to enable her to obtain advice on the merits of her claims and the value of any likely award.
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Are settlement agreement costs going to increase?

Could taking action on climate change result in disciplinary action?

Last week, people all over the world took part in mass rallies as part of a global climate change strike. We consider the business impact, and the employees' right to strike.
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Could taking action on climate change result in disciplinary action?

Magistrate who said same-sex adoption not in best interests of a child loses discrimination claims

A Christian magistrate who publicly disapproved of same-sex adoption has lost his claim for religious discrimination and victimisation.
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Magistrate who said same-sex adoption not in best interests of a child loses discrimination claims

Women and Equalities Select Committee Response: Consultation on extending redundancy protection for new parents

The Select Committee has asked the government to implement its proposed extension of redundancy protections as quickly as possible – and to introduce additional protections.
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Women and Equalities Select Committee Response: Consultation on extending redundancy protection for new parents

Consultation on extending redundancy protection for new parents

Returning to work after maternity can be a daunting prospect for new mums, and it is important for them to feel that they will be valued and supported upon their return. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many women. With Brexit fast approaching, Theresa May is said to be "determined to do even more as we leave the EU", including by building on the current EU requirements on maternity and paternity leave protection.
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Consultation on extending redundancy protection for new parents

Supreme Court hears Barnardo’s RPI/CPI Appeal

Dentons' Reward team are advising the Representative Beneficiaries of the Barnardo's Staff Pension Scheme ("the Scheme") in an application to the Supreme Court to decide whether the Scheme rules permit a switch from RPI to CPI for revaluation or indexation of pension payments.
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Supreme Court hears Barnardo’s RPI/CPI Appeal

Pensions Regulator consults on master trust authorisation regime

Master Trusts are a popular way for employers to meet their auto-enrolment obligations. They are basically pension schemes providing money purchase benefits to non-associated employers. The process for signing up is usually simple with standardised documents for new joiners, although they can need a brief legal check and explanation given that they are trust deeds so you should know what you're agreeing to. Master Trusts follow a 'pensions as a service' model, like a group personal pension, but are regulated as an occupational pension scheme rather than a personal pension as they are trust based.
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Pensions Regulator consults on master trust authorisation regime

Improving the Pensions Regulator– Increase Powers or Increase Resource?

Recent high profile insolvencies (e.g. Carillion and BHS) have seen widespread criticism of the Pensions Regulator ("TPR"). It stands charged with failure to use its intervention powers despite being aware of companies prioritising dividends over deficit recovery contributions, despite trustees urging it to intervene. By the time TPR took action it was too late.
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Improving the Pensions Regulator– Increase Powers or Increase Resource?