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Businesses will welcome an EAT decision on the right to time off for dependants which highlights the need for employees to ensure that they make contact with their employer to tell them why they are absent as soon as reasonably practicable for them to do so….

A decision in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) suggests that business rates may be payable even where an intended occupant is carrying out substantial refurbishment works and cannot use the property for its intended purpose until the works are complete. If…

An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision provides a reminder to businesses to ensure that they have a clear adverse weather policy in place and that employees are kept as up-to-date as possible regarding any altered working arrangements during periods of…

When a person dies without leaving a valid will, they are said to have died intestate. In this case, their assets must be distributed according to specific “rules of intestacy” – and these rules have changed from 1 October 2014…

The EAT has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that a relocation of three and a half miles following a TUPE transfer was not a substantial change to bus drivers’ working conditions to their material detriment. The employees were therefore…

It is a common misconception that only the private use of a company asset can give rise to a taxable benefit. Owner-managers, who invariably have power and control over assets, need to be particularly aware that business use of a company asset may give rise…

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that, as at 31 December 2006, a law firm’s mandatory retirement age of 65 for partners was a proportionate means of achieving the legitimate aims of workforce…

Employers will welcome a Court of Appeal decision that robustly rejected the idea that they are obliged to make reasonable adjustments for employees or job applicants who are associated with disabled people (in this case, for a non-disabled employee whose…