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New Guidance for Fit Notes Published

Government Revises Guidance on Fit Notes With nearly three years of practical experience to draw from, the Government have this month issued revised guidance to GPs & others on the use of fit notes. The new guidance – provided not a moment too soon given the failure of GPs to properly facilitate the possibilities of […]

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Filed under: Employment Tribunals, Fitness for Work, General News, Health & Safety by Employment Law Clinic

Post created on: March 13th, 2013

Jurisdiction of Employment Tribunals Does Not Include SMP Entitlement

Employment Tribunals Cannot Determine SMP Entitlement In the case of Hair Division v Macmillan, the EAT has found that “Parliament cannot have intended that HMRC’s jurisdiction [where overall responsibility for the administration of SMP has been since 2005] be other than an exclusive one.” In Hair Division, the Employment Tribunal had considered that there was […]

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Filed under: Discrimination, Employment Tribunals, Fitness for Work, Flexible Working, General News by Employment Law Clinic

Post created on: November 7th, 2012

Sickness Absences Falling – But EEF Recently Called for More Action

The amount of sick leave continued a trend that started after 2003, falling again in 2011 according to a report published by the Office for National Statistics today. The average amount of sick leave per employee is now less than 4.5 days, 1.6% of working days in the private sector, and this figure is slightly […]

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Filed under: Fitness for Work, General News, Health & Safety by Employment Law Clinic

Post created on: May 15th, 2012

Carry-Over Period of Annual Leave Must Protect Employers

As envisaged following the Advocate General’s earlier opinion, in a ruling handed down today , the ECJ has confirmed that the Working Time Regulations – or more precisely, the Directive (2003/88) behind them – does not preclude national provisions or practices which limit the carry-over period of annual leave. Previous rulings of the ECJ have […]

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Filed under: Fitness for Work, Flexible Working, General News, Health & Safety, Laws & Regulations by Employment Law Clinic

Post created on: November 22nd, 2011

Annual Leave Rights can Expire during Sick Leave – Advocate General

In an opinion published this week, the Advocate General suggested that the Working Time Directive does not preclude a limitation during which annual leave may be taken, as long as this still provides for recuperation. While not binding on the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Advocate General’s view is often accepted by […]

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Filed under: Fitness for Work, General News, Health & Safety, Laws & Regulations by Employment Law Clinic

Post created on: July 9th, 2011