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 EWHC 1070 (Ch) - Berg v. Blackburn Rovers FC
Henning Berg, the former player and manager of Blackburn Rovers, has won his High Court case for £2.25 million against Blackburn Rovers. The former Blackburn captain joined Blackburn Rovers as their manager on an 18 month fixed-term deal in 2012, commencing on 1 November 2013 and expiring on 30 June 2015.
Initially, the Club admitted the claim and sought time to pay. It then applied to the High Court to withdraw its admission on two grounds, namely that the Managing Director who had agreed the terms of the contract only had authority to agree to a liquidated damages clause based on 12 months' basic salary, and secondly that the clause in question constituted a penalty.
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The government has accepted the independent Low Pay Commission's recommendations for this year's adult and youth National Minimum Wage rates.Read more... Link
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Statutory rates are rates of payment paid and regulated by the UK government. Many of these payments are updated annually. The following table has the current statutory rates for a number of HR benefits and regulations.
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I have noticed a large number of people coming to my site searching for "compromise agreement calculator" and feel that I ought to explain why I do not have one on my site and why you should NOT use such a calculator. ...
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Usefully summarises the principles involved for A Tribunal where pooling for redundancy is involved. ...
Older Employees Can Take A Joke But More Fool You If You Think You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
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Employment Tribunal Decisions Offer Increased Protection For employees Speaking Their First Language
In recent months the Employment Tribunal, and Appeals Tribunal has heard two complex discrimination cases regarding an employee's use of their first language. ...
Employment Tribunal Awards
Until 1999 the statutory maximum limits on monetary awards, which employment tribunals could make, were fixed on a somewhat haphazard and irregular basis. This has now been changed. The Secretary of State must now make annual orders to index-link most maximum limits by reference to changes in RPI for September, up or down, in each year.
The amount of compensation awarded following an employment tribunal will depend on the nature and outcome of the case.
The proposals in the Government's 2006 White Paper on Personal Accounts, the aim of which is to introduce "soft compulsion" into workplace pension provision, are now coming to fruition. On 27 October 2010 the Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, confirmed that the Government would proceed with implementing the reforms set out in the Pensions Act 2008 and accompanying regulations, subject to the relatively minor changes recommended by an independent review of the proposed regime.
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Agency Workers Regulations
The Agency Workers Regulations, "AWR", came into force on 1 October 2011.
The legislation has given temporary agency workers the same basic rights, after 12 weeks in the same assignment, as those on permanent contracts of employment in a comparable role.
Equal treatment after the initial qualifying period will cover pay and working conditions, including overtime, breaks, rest periods and public holidays.