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Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

Amendments to the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures  come into force from 11/3/15 .The changes relate specifically to the right to be accompanied as covered in paragraphs 14-16 and 36-38 of the Code and follow on from the judgement in Toal & Anor v GB Oils Ltd  [2013] UKEAT.

The latest cases and news are available in our monthly newsletter at /emplawmonthly. All the cases have been added to our easily searchable database for subscribers . No more having to remember where and when you saw the case reported!.

Employers should consider updating their non smoking policies to cover E-cigarettes. See the article by Wragge Lawrence Graham in our Contributor News section at /contributor-news where we post articles by the solicitors and barristers who write our law cards.

We are delighted that one of our owners is featured in the ' My Legal Life' section of this week's edition of the Law Society Gazette  explaining the motivation and people behind the new emplaw online

We are delighted to be featured in this month’s edition of The Brief – explaining the motivation and people behind the new emplaw online.

Our law card on whistleblowing is written by Alison Downie, Partner & Head of Employment and Rose Branson employment solicitor, both at Goodman Derrick LLP. Alison is recommended as a national leader in the field for both employee and employer work in Chambers Guide  


Bluebird UK Bidco (Case 82/13); Cañas v Nexea Gestión Documental SA, Fondo de Garantía Salarial (Case C-392/13); USDAW and anor v WW Realisation 1 Ltd (in liquidation) and anor (C-80/14)C-1. We have a summary of the opinion and our comprehensive Definitions/establishment law card has been

Our law cards on Shared Parental Leave are drafted by Barrister Lucy Boyle. She has an in-depth understanding of the complex scheme, having advised the Government on the legal effects of its policy, provided feedback on the main regulations and drafted the Curtailment Regulations. 

Following consultation, HM Stationery Office has just published the draft NMW Regulations 2015 which will repeal and re-enact the previous Regulations and amendments. The new Regulations will come into force on 6 April 2015.