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Aug 2013

Forcing retirement and age discrimination

An employment tribunal has found that a law firm that had imposed a mandatory retirement age of 65 on its partners was objectively justified in doing so, and this did not amount to direct age discrimination.

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7

Aug 2013

Divorce involving company assets

The landmark divorce victory for Yasmin Prest in the Supreme Court has been described as the most significant elucidation on how to resolve clashes between company and family law for more than a century.

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5

Aug 2013

Compromise and Settlement Agreements

The law changed on 29 July 2013 so that employers and employees can enter into confidential (and inadmissible at an employment tribunal) negotiations with a view to reaching mutually agreeable terms to end the employment relationship before a dispute has arisen.

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22

Jul 2013

Working in hot weather and employer obligations

There is no set maximum temperature for a place of work. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) used to say that an acceptable temperature for most people in the UK lies between 13C (56F) and 30C (86F), but it now just states that “during working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings shall be reasonable”.

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12

Jul 2013

Squatters - the move into commercial property

In 2012 “squatting” in residential property became a criminal offence.  As a direct consequence of this change it seems that squatters are now targeting non-residential property.

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