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"Non compete" clauses

Date: 12-May-2016

Lawgistics have recently highlighted some issues around "non compete" clauses in contracts of employment.

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Biggest change in insurance contract law for over 100 years

Date: 12-May-2016

The Insurance Act 2015 (the ‘Act’) received Royal Assent on the 12th February 2015 and will come into force on the 12th August 2016.

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Drug Driving Laws

Date: 04-Apr-2016

New drug driving laws came into effect on the 2nd March 2016

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Compassionate leave

Date: 04-Apr-2016

Employees have no statutory right to compassionate leave, so a request can be refused. Although this is the legal position, it is often seen as being unfair.

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Pulling a ‘Sickie’ May Be Gross Misconduct…

Date: 22-Mar-2016

Employers occasionally suspect that an employee’s illness is not genuine, or that the employee is malingering, but believe that there is little that can be done.

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Horseplay in the workplace or Hammer it home

Date: 23-Feb-2016

Horseplay in the workplace

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Dealing with disability related absences

Date: 09-Feb-2016

Dealing with disability related absences

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More rights for zero hour workers

Date: 09-Feb-2016

More rights for zero hour workers

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IAAF says guilty verdict against Kia is a major victory for the Aftermarket

Date: 04-Feb-2016

At the end of last year the Supreme Court in Stockholm dismissed Kia Motor’s petition to appeal against their conviction in December 2012 for breach of competition in the Swedish market on its 7 year new car warranty.

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Drink Driving – the morning after the night before

Date: 07-Jan-2016

Think!, the Department of Transport road safety website, has launched a new campaign to raise awareness regarding drink driving.

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The short-term right to reject under the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Date: 06-Nov-2015

Consumer Rights Act, Authorisation to Repair and Replacement Engines

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Legal Update from Lawgistics

Date: 30-Oct-2015

Lawgistics, providers of the IAAF legal helpline, have recently encountered a number of cases where proceedings have been issued incorrectly, generally seen in the individual's name rather than the Limited companies name. However, Lawgistics have been concerned to learn that a Judge recently allowed a Claimant to pursue proceedings against a Director personally rather than the limited company. The reasoning the Judge gave for allowing this was that the company did not communicate clearly to the customer/claimant that they were contracting with a limited company. This was due to a lack of clear details being placed on the sales invoice and other sales material.

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Consumer Rights Act 2015

Date: 30-Oct-2015

October 2015 brings the implementation of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which will become the main piece of legislation on which consumers will be relying when buying a car, coming into force on 1st October. Most of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 will no longer be relevant to sales made after October 2015.

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Displaying your Company name….What are you obligated to do?

Date: 29-Oct-2015

Lawgistics, providers of the IAAF legal helpline, have recently encountered a number of cases where proceedings have been issued incorrectly, generally seen in the individual's name rather than the Limited companies name. However, Lawgistics have been concerned to learn that a Judge recently allowed a Claimant to pursue proceedings against a Director personally rather than the limited company. The reasoning the Judge gave for allowing this was that the company did not communicate clearly to the customer/claimant that they were contracting with a limited company. This was due to a lack of clear details being placed on the sales invoice and other sales material.

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Alternative Disputes Resolution

Date: 24-Sep-2015

A new piece of legislation comes into force on October 1st 2015 and for those of you who deal with consumers this will be relevant in the event of a complaint against your business.

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John Inverdale to host IAAF Conference & Awards

Date: 03-Jul-2015

Leading British sports presenter John Inverdale will be the guest host and compère at the IAAF Annual Awards Dinner & Conference on 17 December 2015.

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Wendy Williamson appointed to FIGIEFA board

Date: 03-Jul-2015

​Wendy Williamson, chief executive of IAAF, has been appointed to the board and made treasurer of FIGIEFA, the association representing the needs of the European independent automotive aftermarket to governments and legislators of the European Union.

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