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The owners of Ashers Baking Company, which was found to have discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to create a cake bearing a gay marriage theme, is appealing the decision. In March 2015, Belfast County Court found that the customer had suffered less favourable treatment in connection with sexual orientation, and ordered that Ashers pay £500 compensation for injury to feelings.
Our Christian beliefs have been trampled over, say McArthur family, after firm was fined for refusing to bake cake celebrating same-sex marriage
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Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts are now unlawful. Such contracts, which do not guarantee any minimum hours of work, cannot therefore lawfully contain terms preventing staff from taking additional jobs. The ban comes as part of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, which came into force today.
New rules banning exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts come into effect today, stopping employers from preventing hourly staff fro
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Pizza Express’s waiting staff have taken to the streets in protest on National Waiter’s Day. Staff are protesting against low pay and allegations that the restaurant chain takes an 8% administration charge out of staff tips paid by card. Unite the Union has planned a further demonstration today against the food industry’s use of zero hour contracts.
Waiting staff are out on protest today in central London over low pay and claims that Pizza Express management are “pocketing an estimated £1m th
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An International Labour Organisation study, which is thought to cover 84% of the global #workforce, shows that only a quarter of workers are on permanent contracts. Interestingly, women represent the vast majority of those on #part-time contracts. The ILO is calling for greater #incomesecurity for all workers.
Only one quarter of workers around the world have permanent jobs, according to a report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
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An #employee has brought a claim in US courts after she was fired for deleting an app from her phone. Employees at Intermex were instructed to download the app, called Xora, which enables managers to remotely manage employees, including keeping track of their hours and see their location.
A lawsuit has been lodged in California alleging that location-tracking apps used by a firm invaded staff privacy.
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Official #employment figures released today show that the #unemployment rate continues to fall. The number of people out of work between January and March 2015 fell to 1.83 million, whilst the total figure for people in employment reached 31.1 million.
UK unemployment in the January to March period fell to 1.83 million, figures show, down 35,000 from the previous quarter and the lowest since 2008.
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Changes to trade #union #strike laws are expected to be outlined in the Queen’s speech today. The planned changes include tightening #ballot mandates, to prevent action being taken on historic ballots, and requiring a 50% turnout threshold for ballots on industrial action. 
The new Conservative government is set to detail 'significant changes' to the way unions can call a strike in the Queen's Speech. The BBC's John Moylan looks at what the changes mean.
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Tesco has introduced #clawback provisions for senior executives’ #bonuses.  Earlier this year, Tesco was forced to pay its former #chiefexecutive in excess of £2 million, despite an accounting scandal. The provision will apply for up to 5 years, and will enable Tesco to recover the payments if results are misstated, or if individuals have contributed to serious reputational damage.
New chief executive and finance director could forfeit awards for up to five years following controversy over payouts to previous management
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Network Rail have threatened to bring a High Court challenge of the TSSA union’s ballot in favour of industrial action. The ballot, which Network Rail says contains "serious defects", saw a 52% turnout, over half of which voted in favour of strike action in relation to a dispute over pay. The parties remain in talks to prevent the nationwide strike currently planned for 23-30 May.
Negotations between business leaders and unions are rarely cordial, but the gloves have really come off in the row over the rail workers' strike
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The Bank of England has told UK institutions that staff employment contracts must be amended in order to ensure compliance with the EU’s bonus cap. This follows a decision by the European Banking Authority that payments characterised as ‘role based allowances’ are not within the spirit of the rules, which limit bonuses to 100% of salary or 200% with shareholder approval.
Bank of England says contracts must be amended to comply with European ruling, after many banks started paying ‘allowances’
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Staff aged over 50 are more reliable and less likely to take sick leave than their younger counterparts, a study has found. Only around a quarter of the over 50s surveyed had taken a day off sick in the previous year, compared to just over half of younger staff. This disparity may in part be due to increases to the state pension age, which will reach age 66 between 2019 and 2020.
Businesses looking for an efficient workforce should hire workers over 50, according to a new study which labels the age group as the "UK's most re
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Next has allegedly told its staff to give up their Sunday bonus or be made redundant. The fashion chain pays workers who joined before 2008 an annual £1,000 bonus for working on Sunday; it discontinued the bonus for staff employed after that date. Next have given new contracts to approximately 800 staff, under which they will not be paid a bonus for working on Sundays.
Retailer says it is ‘no longer justifiable’ to pay workers who joined before 2008 a £1,000-a-year premium which newer recruits do not get
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BDBF is a specialist employment law boutique based in the City of London. BDBF was set up by recognised leaders in the employment law field to deliver high quality advice that exceeds clients’ expectations and resolves (whether through litigation or settlement) the biggest workplace disputes.

We are most well known for the work we do on behalf of senior executives working in the world’s biggest financial institutions although we have a wealth of experience advising employees across a wide range of industries. We help individuals resolve the issues they face in their working lives in a way that leaves them financially protected and with their careers and reputations intact. We also work with businesses to pre-empt employment disputes and to find commercial and pragmatic solutions to their employee challenges.

The lawyers in the team have been ranked as amongst the best in the country by the independent directories: Chambers, The Legal 500 and Super Lawyers. Gareth Brahams and Arpita Dutt were cited in The Lawyer magazine as two of the ‘Hot 100 Lawyers to Watch’ in 2012 and 2011 respectively.

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