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Employee Was ‘Unfairly Dismissed’ Despite Being In The Pub Whilst Off Sick
Nikita Shergill updates on us a recent Employment Tribunal where an employee had been unfairly dismissed for socialising in the pub while taking a period of absence for his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Corby One Of The Towns To Benefit From The Government’s Towns Deals
Corby has been awarded £19.9m as part of the programme
Energy Performance Certificates & Commercial Leases – Changes Are Coming
Many leases include obligations to carry out works required by statute. The wording of these clauses varies and whether this would require a tenant to carry out EPC improvement works will depend on exactly how your lease is drafted.
Guidance on the Government’s First Homes (affordable housing) scheme published
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government recently published some guidance on ‘First Homes’, a scheme introduced by the Government as a new form of affordable housing.
FREE seminar For Commercial Landlords – Will You Benefit From Lockdown Easing?
As the economy reopens and retail and hospitality spending increases, can landlords expect to benefit?…
There were a number of changes within employment legislation that were implemented on 6th April 2021. In this factsheet we discuss the changes to the IR35 rules.
Is It Fair To Dismiss If An Employee Refuses To Return To The Workplace After Lockdown?
There has been a significant number of column inches devoted to the many workplace issues Covid has presented for employers. With lockdown easing and organisations reporting a return/imminent return to the workplace, one key issue for many is how to deal with those employees who refuse to return on health and safety grounds.
LinkedIn Local – Merged Futures ‘Special Edition’
They say the best things come in small packages !
Break Clause Poll
In the latest LinkedIn poll run by partner Tom Warrender, it was revealed that alarmingly 50% of those who took part did not know whether or not their commercial property lease contained a break clause!
EPCs and commercial lease renewals
The EPC Regulations and MEES Regulations 2015 both seek to address issues relating to energy performance. However, the implementation of both sets of regulations often leads to confusion and this is particularly apparent with the issue of EPCs on lease renewals.