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21 Dec 2011
BA holiday pay dispute heads to Supreme Court
The long running legal challenge by British Airways’ (“BA”) pilots against the airline reached an important milestone in September 2011, with the ECJ confirming that pilots’ statutory holiday pay should not be limited to basic salary only....
20 Dec 2011
Incapacity or death – Are you prepared?
Take our survey. We're collecting stats on just how prepared you all are and will feed back the results when appropriate....
19 Dec 2011
Season's greetings and office opening times
The partners and staff at asb law would like to wish all our clients, friends and contacts a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year....
9 Dec 2011
Incapacity or death – Are you prepared? The 3 must haves!
In the busy world that you live in it is sometimes difficult to find the time to address certain issues that really do make a difference. In the event of incapacity or death the 3 Must Haves are the Will, the Lasting Power of Attorney and the Information Log....
6 Dec 2011
Personal Risk Management for Charity Trustees
There are estimated to be around 800,000 charity trustees in England and Wales with many more needed. The ability to commit time, without payment, remains a major obstacle to recruiting new trustees and partly explains why the average age of charity trustees is 57 years. However, what could be hampering the recruitment drive is the fear of personal liability - it is one thing to devote time without payment, it is altogether something else to put you and your family’s financial well being at risk....
5 Dec 2011
Trustee Board Diversity – how diverse is your Trustee Board?
Fact: there is a noticeable absence of younger people on charity trustee boards. According to research carried out by the Charity Commission last year, less than 1% of the total number of charity trustees (of registered charities) is under 25 years old....
4 Dec 2011
Independent Schools v Charity Commission - and the winner is?
Depending on what websites/newspapers you read and who you speak to, you would be forgiven for still being uncertain as to who won the heavyweight bout that was, in the blue corner, The Independent Schools Council (ISC) and, in the red corner, the Charity Commission for England & Wales (with the referee for the event, the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery) Chamber)....
2 Dec 2011
Dismissing for comments on Facebook – is it fair?
The use - and perhaps misuse - of social media such as Facebook is becoming of increasing concern for employers, and many are introducing policies regarding their employees’ use of social media....
1 Dec 2011
References: the good, the bad and the ugly
The giving of references can often cause employers a headache; how much to say, how little, how personal?...
30 Nov 2011
Tribunal reform: good news for employers?
For some time now employers have felt that the pendulum had swung too far in favour of employees, making it is too easy to make claims in the Employment Tribunal...