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28
Jul

Obesity Ruling Bad for Employers?

An EU judge’s ruling that morbidly obese staff should be treated as disabled could cause problems on a ‘truly astonishing scale’ if it becomes law here, warns one of the region’s leading employment law specialists.   Jane Ellis, of Ellis Hass Solicitors commented that Niilo Jaaskinen, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice, in ruling

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30
May

Child Emotional Cruelty Laws Unworkable

Proposals to create a law specifically targeting emotional abuse of children is littered with pitfalls warns one of the region’s leading family law experts. Helen Morton of Solihull based solicitors Ellis Hass & Co said many in the legal profession feel the same about the so-called ‘Cinderella Law’ which would make emotional neglect and abuse

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7
Jan

Auto-enrolment FAQs

Auto-enrolment FAQs Auto-enrolment is fast approaching for many businesses and it seems quite daunting for most, if not for the pocket, for the processes involved in implementation.  However, we strongly advise that employers seek professional advice on how auto-enrolment impacts upon their business as soon as possible.  It may not be as daunting as you

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10
Dec

National Minimum Wage

National Minimum Wage Investigations conducted by HMRC over the period of 2 years have revealed that in excess of 2,400 care workers did not receive the National Minimum Wage (NMW).  HMRC has found arrears of £340,000 which has resulted in fines of over £110,000. Some reasons given for the failure to pay the NMW relate

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