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Partners to be given right to accompany expectant mothers to ante-natal appointments

Employers are reminded that from 1 October 2014 an expectant father or partner of a pregnant woman will be entitled to accompany them to up to two ante-natal appointments.

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Posted in: Employment Law

Four million workers not enrolled in workplace pension schemes

Many people are under-saving for retirement, after data revealed that nearly 4.5 million people were not enrolled in a workplace pension scheme.

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Posted in: Employment Law

We’ve moved

As of today, Monday 6th October, 2014, Endeavour Partnership has moved offices. We can now be contacted at:

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Legal 500 success

Endeavour Partnership has again retained its top tier status in the Legal 500

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The National Minimum Wage increases on Wednesday 1st October

From 1 October 2014, the rate of National Minimum Wage (NMW) for employees will rise as follows:

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Disciplinary procedure: increasing sanctions

A Court of Appeal decision confirms that where an employer has set out a formal contractual disciplinary procedure, it is bound by the terms of that procedure. In this case the employee had appealed against the imposition of a written warning and the employer contemplated increasing the severity of that sanction, which would lead to […]

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Redundancy and disability discrimination: making reasonable adjustments

Employers considering a business reorganisation should take note of an EAT decision which held that an employer failed in its duty to make reasonable adjustments when it did not adjust certain redundancy criteria that placed a disabled employee at a substantial disadvantage. This was despite the fact that the failure would have made no difference […]

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Posted in: Employment Law

Age discrimination: objective justification

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that as at 31st December 2006 a law firm’s mandatory retirement age of 65 for partners was a proportionate means of achieving the legitimate aims of workforce planning and staff retention. The retirement age was objectively justified and did not amount to direct age […]

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Restrictive covenants in employment contracts

A Court of Appeal decision provides a stark reminder that restrictive covenants must be carefully thought through and worded, with rigorous consideration given to the underlying intention and drafting of the clause. The Court of Appeal overturned the High Court’s decision to read words into a non-compete covenant and held that the only intepretation available […]

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Posted in: Employment Law

New office address

From 6th October 2014, Endeavour Partnership can be contacted at Tobias House St Mark’s Court Teesdale Business Park TS17 6QW

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