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8 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

An unlawful pay freeze costs Council thousands of pounds in compensation

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Nottingham City Council faces a huge pay out to its staff after imposing an unlawful freeze on wages. The Court of Appeal ruled that the Council could not rely on the defence that the workers had implicitly agreed to a variation to their employment contract and waived any breach by continuing to work for two years after the pay freeze.

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26 October 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Should criminal records be sealed from employers?

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Last month, David Lammy MP published a review recommending that, in certain cases, criminal records could be sealed from employers. Reforms such as this could have positive consequences for businesses and workers alike. Catherine Hawkes in our Employment & HR team examines the issue in her recent article for Personnel Today.

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