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Brexit and the Premier League: No more Bale-outs?

Posted by Paul McAleavey on 22 April 2016

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“Too many foreigners in the English game” has been cited by the Brazilian football legend Carlos Alberto as a reason for the English national side’s poor showings in international tournaments. Could Brexit give more English-born players a chance to play in the Premier League?

Employers aren’t obliged to carry on childcare vouchers under a salary sacrifice during maternity leave

Posted by BDBF on 22 April 2016

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An employer which offered childcare vouchers by way of salary sacrifice was not obliged to continue to pay them to an employee on maternity leave.

Complaint about cramped working conditions could amount to whistleblowing

Posted by BDBF on 22 April 2016

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An employee’s complaint about her cramped working conditions may have been sufficiently in the public interest to amount to a whistleblowing disclosure.

Raising minor concerns with employee on sick leave could be constructive dismissal

Posted by BDBF on 22 April 2016

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A company who sent written concerns about their performance to an employee who was off sick with work-related stress was found to have constructively dismissed that employee.

Food company director disqualified for employing illegal staff

Posted by BDBF on 22 April 2016

The director of a cooked foods wholesaler has been disqualified for employing illegal workers in Birmingham.

Hospital cleaners strike for living wage

Posted by BDBF on 22 April 2016

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A large number of cleaners working in hospitals in London went on strike to call for payment of a living wage.

Care company could be sued for paying under minimum wage

Posted by BDBF on 22 April 2016

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One of the UK’s largest care companies could be facing litigation from care workers alleging that they have been paid less than the national minimum wage.

IKEA to pay £23,000 to employee unfairly dismissed over milkshake

Posted by BDBF on 22 April 2016

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IKEA in Dublin has been ordered to pay €30,000 (£23,000) for unfairly dismissing a member of staff who had drunk a milkshake without paying for it.

Budget 2016: Amendments to taxation of termination payments

Posted by BDBF on 6 April 2016

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Anyone who has ever been party to a settlement agreement will most likely be aware that an employee gets the first £30,000 of any termination payment tax-free, with any excess subjected to income tax as normal. The current position is that, even for the portion of a termination payment which exceeds the threshold and is taxable, National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are not payable.

Regulators decide not to apply CRD IV bonus cap to small firms

Posted by BDBF on 6 April 2016

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The Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority have announced that they will not be applying the European CRD IV bonus cap to small firms.

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