Category Archives: Employment Law

Buying a Pub, Bistro, Licensed Premises and other useful Information

“The Common Sense Guide to Buying a Pub, Bistro, Licensed Premises.” The Common Sense Guide to Buying a Pub is now available to purchase as an ebook through www.smashwords.com. for $5.99 or UK equivalent approximately £4.30, depending on the exchange rate. In addition you can read some the book by clicking on the Link below,… Read More »

Poppleston Allen, Pulling Sickies in the Summer Sun

News: Pulling Sickies in the Summer Sun Date: 16/07/2010 Source: Poppleston Allen Author/Solicitor: Nick Arron It is official! We are enjoying a hot summer and long may it last. But what does this mean for employers? Statistics in Australia have shown that the hottest days of the year are the days when the highest number… Read More »

National Minimum Wage

 New National Mininmum Wage Rate. The government has announced the Minimum Wage rates applicable from October 2010 and they have also extended the minimum wage protection with the introduction of a new minimum wage for Apprentices. From October 2010, National Minimum Wage rates will increase from: £5.80 to £5.93 an hour for workers aged 21… Read More »

Employment Law Age Discrimination

Employment Law Age Discrimination Two recent judgments passed down by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) raise interesting points in relation to age discrimination. The first case, Wolfe v Stadt Frankfurt AM Main (C-229/08), concerned a German law restricting applications to join the Fire Service to those under the age of 30.  The ECJ held… Read More »

Employers rights to change a Contract without consent

Employers rights to change a Contract without consent Generally, parties to an agreement can only vary the agreement’s terms by mutual consent. However, the case of Bateman & Ors -v- Asda Stores Limited has changed all that (potentially). In Bateman, Asda wished to overhaul its payment structure so that all employees were paid under one… Read More »

Constructive dismissal cannot be cured.

Constructive dismissal cannot be cured. In Buckland v Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation [2010] EWCA Civ 121, the claimant resigned and brought a claim for constructive dismissal many months after a fundamental breach of contract by his employer, the University. The claimant delayed his resignation in order to fulfil his obligations to his students and… Read More »