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The Government published on 31 October 2016 a green paper that is to consult on the overhaul of the GP fit note and statutory sick pay, as well as reform the way that disabled people on sick leave are assessed for fitness for work.
A railway industry organisation created just after privatisation and which has played a key role for more than 20 years has disappeared.
The Government’s controversial Trade Union Bill received Royal Assent today and becomes the Trade Union Act 2016.
Several members have questioned why we have not mentioned, discussed or advised on the forthcoming European Union (EU) referendum on 23 June, 2016
If you are one of those who would rather paint the Great wall of China than try and get your head around the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE), you are not alone. So if you experience TUPE phobia may we suggest reading the case of Mustafa v Trek Highway Services, where the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled on an appeal which was - essentially - a case turning on its own facts.
In Mustafa and another v Trek Highways Services Ltd and others UKEAT/0064/15, the EAT considered whether there had been a business transfer or service provision change under TUPE 2006 where a subcontractor had suspended its operations shortly before the main contract was awarded to a new contractor.
The benefit of approaching TUPE this way is that it relies on an actual case but most important the case considers several well-established TUPE principles in an easy-to-understand way.