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Government Publishes Information Sharing Bill

Following the Supreme Court’s judgment on the Scottish Government’s controversial Named Person service, which required changes to the provisions relating to information sharing, the Government has published its Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill. Read Morehttps://www.raesidechisholm.co.uk/News/family-law/government-information-sharing-bill.html

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Protection for Whistle Blowers

The protection afforded to whistle blowers in the medical profession has been very much in the spotlight recently, after a junior doctor was given permission by the Court of Appeal to proceed with a whistleblowing claim against Health Education England … Continue reading

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No Reason Why

Indirect Discrimination can occur from the policies and procedures of an Organisation, which puts some people at a disadvantage who share protected characteristics, such as age, disability, sex or sexual orientation. In order for a claim of indirect discrimination to … Continue reading

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Interest Rate Rise May Cause Problems for Businesses

New research has revealed that as many as 79,000 UK businesses (4%) would be unable to repay their debts if interest rates were to rise by even a small amount. This is almost four times the 20,000 businesses that reported … Continue reading

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Figures Reveal Rise in Number of Days Lost to Labour Disputes

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently published an analysis of labour disputes that took place in the UK during 2016. The figures show that in 2016: There were 322,000 working days lost due to labour disputes, which is … Continue reading

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Calls for Changes to Operation of ‘Gig Economy’ Employers

Employers in the so-called ‘gig economy’ have recently found themselves in the spotlight again, after a report from the Work and Pensions Committee criticised them for utilising what the Committee referred to as ‘bogus’ self-employment practices.https://www.klglaw.co.uk/News/Changes-gig-economy-employers.html

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Zero Hours’ Contract – Exclusivity Clauses

The Coalition Government made great play of its banning the use of exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts, ensuring that employees with no guaranteed hours are free to do work for other employers. We could debate how meaningful that restriction is, … Continue reading

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