Now that the dust has settled on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, we caught up with our Athlete Ambassador Sammi Kinghorn as she looks back on an incredible few months, and looks ahead to her next big challenges.
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Cases arising from the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) are commonplace in the tribunal and appeal courts. However, these are primarily disputes over whether a TUPE transfer has occurred, or whether there has been a failure to inform and consult employees and/or representatives. A neglected aspect of TUPE, at least in the litigation sense, is the requirement to provide Employee Liability Information ("ELI"). This is the familiar obligation on the transferor to provide certain basic information about transferring employees (such as the employee's basic terms and conditions of employment) to the transferee. Previously this had to be done at least 14 days before the transfer date, but, with the changes to TUPE this year, it has been increased to 28 days before the transfer date.
The current major Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March, but with confirmation of positive tests of doctors and nurses in the USA, Ebola is very much an issue attracting international attention. Closer to home charities are seeking donations and assistance to help control and fight the disease abroad. Thinking as an employer, could Ebola impact on your organisation and are there steps you could take to reduce or prevent operational risk or risk to your staff from infectious disease outbreaks?
There is a common perception among many involved in development projects that the requirements for collateral warranties from all those carrying out the design and build in favour of third parties is nothing more than a money generating exercise thought up by lawyers.
The Scottish Government has released the first order appointing commencement dates for various provisions of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014.