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The Court of Appeal has held that a landlord was not required to pay a rent deposit in respect of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) into an authorised scheme, where there was no authorised scheme at the time the deposit was received. However, the landlord…

The use of social media is fast expanding in the workplace. While an employer may legitimately restrict an employee’s freedom of expression at work, or in a work-related context, whether that restriction can extend to personal, out-of-work, activities…

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case illustrates how easy it is to go wrong when deciding which employees transfer on a service provision change, particularly when dealing with managerial employees who may be involved in both servicing the client…

In a landmark decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that non-guaranteed overtime must be taken into account when calculating statutory holiday pay. Payments for overtime that a worker is required to work but which an employer is not…

The EAT has held that the duty to offer a woman on maternity leave a suitable alternative vacancy arises when the employer becomes aware that her role is redundant or potentially redundant. This decision suggests that employers should note the exact point in…

A recent Court of Appeal case illustrates the difficulties that can arise when a business partnership operates from shared premises but does not give full consideration to the legal structure at the outset. The court held that an application for a new…

The First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) has allowed a claim for entrepreneurs’ relief by the former director of a company on the basis that he was an employee of that company after he resigned from it, but not a director or shadow director of it. The…