Archive for the ‘Commercial’ Category

Government time-out on extending time off for training provisions

The right for employees to request time off work to undertake study or training – which has applied to employers with 250 or more employees since 6 April 2010 – was due to be extended to all employees, regardless of the size of their employers, from 6 April 2011. However, following consultation, the Government has […]

Be careful what you say – and agree – in an email…

The Court of Appeal has recently considered whether an e-mail exchange, which included the phrase “a formal contract will follow” was subject to contract. The phrase “subject to contract” in commercial negotiations creates a strong presumption that the parties do not yet want to be bound. Parties who do not use this wording need to make […]

Downturn sees sharp rise in unfair dismissal claims

As the financial downturn continues and economic uncertainty prevails, the country’s Employment Tribunals have reported a huge increase in the number of claims for unfair dismissal (“UD”) and redundancy pay (“RP”) claims.

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