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NEWS ARCHIVE - 2014



FAT: THE NEW DISABILITY?

Wed 8 October 2014

When you think about a colleague at work who might be classed as disabled, you might think of someone with mobility issues, someone with hearing loss, or perhaps someone recovering from...

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES FURTHER CONSULTATION ON ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS

Thu 11 September 2014

Zero hours contracts (that is contracts under which the employer is not under an obligation to offer any hours at all to the employee) have frequently been in the news over the last few...

LABOUR PLEDGES TO SCRAP EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES

Thu 11 September 2014

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna, announced while making a speech to the Trades Union Congress on 8 September, that Labour would “scrap” the new system of Employment...

SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE: THE FUTURE

Tue 2 September 2014

New draft legislation means that employees may be entitled to Shared Parental Leave (“SPL”) and statutory Shared Parental Pay (“ShPP”) from 1 January...

REFORMS TO FLEXIBLE WORKING RIGHTS; WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Wed 2 July 2014

The new extended rights to request flexible working hours came into force on Monday 30 June. Previously, only employees with children under 17 or carers of an adult dependant had a right...

THE REALITY OF MATERNITY LEAVE

Tue 10 June 2014

New mothers are not using their full maternity leave because of fears over job security; statistics show that nearly 50% of mothers fear they will be dismissed if they do not return to...

SETBACK FOR CARE QUALITY COMMISSION “WHISTLEBLOWER”

Wed 4 June 2014

An employee of the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) this week lost her case against her former employer, after claiming she had been forced out for making public interest...

FORCED LABOUR: THE WAR HORSE CASE

Wed 4 June 2014

In a very interesting case heard recently, the High Court refused to “force” an employer to see out employment contracts for workers it had...

TAYLOR ROSE OFFER FREE EMPLOYMENT CONSULTATIONS

Wed 4 June 2014

As part of employee wellness month, Taylor Rose are offering free 30 min employment advice consultations at no obligation, helping ensure that employees are equipped with the knowledge and...

DAVID COOPER ELECTED TO ACL COUNCIL

Wed 5 March 2014

David Cooper (Partner Taylor Rose Law) has been successfully elected as an ACL Council member by an overwhelming majority, ahead of two promising candidates from other...

CHALLENGE TO EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES REJECTED

Wed 5 March 2014

Today the High Court rejected a legal challenge by UNISON to the government's introduction of tribunal fees which came into force as of July 2013. Since the...

CONVEYANCER OF THE YEAR

Mon 3 March 2014

Taylor Rose is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the conveyancer of the year award, sponsored by The Times and Sunday Times. The award reflects and...


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