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Obesity and Back Pay Rulings: Croner Analysis from Wolters Kluwer

  Richard Smith, Croner Head of HR at Wolters Kluwer, looks at two recent employment law developments and what impact these will have on UK businesses. Obesity can constitute a disability at work In a long-awaited ruling, the Court of Justice has determined that obesity can constitute a “disability”, but only if it hinders the…

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Employment Tribunal Fees Judicial Review: Croner Analysis

  Yesterday it was reported that the employment tribunal fees legal challenge application by Unison had been dismissed at judicial review by the High Court. Commenting on the news, Richard Smith, Croner Head of HR at Wolters Kluwer, says: “This case was argued on the basis that fees have limited the ability to pursue claims…

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Festive Business Facts Revealed

  With just over a week to go until Christmas, new research* from Wolters Kluwer’s UK pay and benefits specialists, Croner, reveals some interesting festive workplace facts: 53% of businesses close between 24 December and 2 January, with almost three quarters of employees having to use their annual holiday entitlement to cover this. 74% of…

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Red Tape Challenge Fails to Hit the Mark with British Businesses

  Government Initiative Gets No Confidence Vote in Croner Survey London 12 February 2014 – The Coalition Government’s three-year campaign to cut red tape has had little or no impact on British businesses, according to new research by Croner, part of Wolters Kluwer, the global business information group. Over half (52%) of those surveyed by…

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Pre-term Births Could Induce Early Parental Leave

  The much talked about Shared Parental Leave Regulations (SPL), which were published this week, could occur much earlier than expected if pregnant employees have their baby prematurely, warns HR experts at Croner. Croner, part of global information services business, Wolters Kluwer, is advising businesses to prepare themselves as this new law could affect them…

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