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Win £2,000 with Hella’s Golden Sensor Promotion

Date: Wednesday 05 October 2016

Ten Prizes to be won in October  , HELLA, the original equipment (OE) manufacturer and systems supplier, is holding an exciting competition for five weeks throughout October, with the chance to wi…

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Tax On Termination Payments

Date: Monday 26 September 2016

The government has started consultation on its proposed changes to tax treatment of termination payments. Changes to taxation of termination payments have been heavily trailed for some time and in t…

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HR Updates

Childcare vouchers do not need to be provided whilst employee on maternity leave

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

This was a controversial decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal and is possibly ripe for further challenge in the not too distant future. Generally speaking all employees on maternity leave are …

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Who is permitted to drive your vehicles?

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

There is occasionally a misconception amongst motor traders that a certificate of motor insurance permits any authorised driver to use any vehicle which is ,held in the policyholder&rsquo,s care, …

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HR Updates

Will leaving the EU change employment law?

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

It is very unlikely that the exit from the EU will cause widespread changes to employment law quickly, the majority of the employment law we have that comes ,from the EU will still form part of UK…

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HR Updates

When can an injured member of staff return to work

Date: Friday 10 June 2016

If a member of staff has been signed off from work for a number of weeks with an injury but wishes to return back to work before, what should you do? , Generally, before allowing a member of sta…

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HR Updates

"Non compete" clauses

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016

Lawgistics have recently highlighted some issues around "non compete" clauses in contracts of employment. In many employment contracts, the employer will insist on the need for restrictive covenants…

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Biggest change in insurance contract law for over 100 years

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal service provider has issued guidance on The Insurance Act 2015 (the &lsquo,Act&rsquo,) which received Royal Assent on 12th February 2015 and will come into force on the 12…

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Legal Updates

Compassionate leave

Date: Monday 04 April 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. Employees are entitled to take a reason…

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Drug Driving Laws

Date: Monday 04 April 2016

New drug driving laws came into effect on the 2nd March 2016. &nbsp,They only apply to England and Wales and not to Scotland or Northern Ireland. &nbsp,The Road Traffic Act 1988 has been amend…

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Pulling a ‘Sickie’ May Be Gross Misconduct…

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2016

Employers occasionally suspect that an employee&rsquo,s illness is not genuine, or that the employee is malingering, but believe that there is little that can be ,done. In the case of Metroline …

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HR Updates

Horseplay in the workplace or Hammer it home

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016

Recently, a court refused to allow an appeal by an employee who was hit on the head by a thrown hammer. He was denied compensation from the employer and as such put in an appeal. , In the case of…

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Legal Updates

Dealing with disability related absences

Date: Tuesday 09 February 2016

This is a common issue that arises in businesses up and down the country, long term sickness and potential disability discrimination.  ,When can an employer justifiably count a period absence attr…

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More rights for zero hour workers

Date: Tuesday 09 February 2016

Do you have any workers on a zero hours contract within your company? If so it is worth taking some time to check over their agreement and ensuring you are compliant with new developments on zero hour…

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Legal Updates

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

Date: Thursday 04 February 2016

At the end of last year the Supreme Court in Stockholm dismissed Kia Motor&rsquo,s petition to appeal against their conviction in December 2012 for breach of competition in the Swedish market on its 7…

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Drink Driving – the morning after the night before

Date: Thursday 07 January 2016

Think!, the Department of Transport road safety website, has launched a new campaign to raise awareness regarding drink driving. No doubt during the festive period many alcoholic beverages were consum…

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Legal Updates

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

Date: Friday 06 November 2015

Following on from the last update about the short term right of consumers to reject goods, a question was received about who is responsible for getting the vehicle back to the dealer should a customer…

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Legal Updates

Consumer Rights Act 2015

Date: Friday 30 October 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 Oc…

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Legal Update from Lawgistics

Date: Friday 30 October 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 Li…

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Legal Updates

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

Date: Thursday 29 October 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 Li…

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Legal Updates

Alternative Disputes Resolution

Date: Thursday 24 September 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. The government is…

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John Inverdale to host IAAF Conference & Awards

Date: Friday 03 July 2015

Leading British sports presenter John Inverdale will be the guest host and compè,re at the IAAF Annual Awards Dinner &, Conference on 17 December 2015. During his radio career, Inverdale pres…

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Wendy Williamson appointed to FIGIEFA board

Date: Friday 03 July 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 g…

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