The introduction of legislation to make Scotland’s devolved tribunals simpler and more flexible has moved a step closer with the Stage 1 passing of the Bill in the Scottish Parliament.
Recently published research into the impact of the ‘bedroom tax’ in Scotland has found that, despite the financial pressures applied by the tax, Scottish social housing tenants are proving to be resistant to the idea of downsizing their homes.
Controversial changes to the civil liability rules for health and safety breaches came into effect last week. The changes mean that the burden of proof following many injuries at work will be switched from the employer to the employee.
A delivery driver for a fruit and vegetable wholesaler has won his constructive dismissal claim at Bristol Employment Tribunal after he claimed he was forced to resign as the result of racial harassment, reports the Telegraph.
The use of the Pre-claim Conciliation Service (PCC) from Acas has proved beneficial to both employers and employees in settling workplace disputes, according to independent studies commissioned by Acas.
The European Commission has set out a series of common, non-binding principles for collective redress mechanisms in the Member States so that citizens and companies can enforce the rights granted to them under EU law where these have been infringed.
The rules on late payments are due to be tightened a little from 29th March, when an EU Directive is brought into force in Scotland. The Late Payments Directive is designed to help businesses, especially small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), recover their debts.
I debated which heading to use. It was going to be "They Eat Horses, Don't They?" but the film inspiring that joke seemed too old now. Anyway, why write about something which has led to numerous jokes? What has this got to do with the law? As with so many things, a great deal. There are in fact lots of legal angles and the repercussions of this will run for many years (unlike the horses!) (Sorry)