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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has handed down a decision which will be of interest to anyone considering selling their business, or a part of their business, to a buyer from abroad.

One of the main problems for charities is finding people to help run them who have the particular skills needed to do so – such as financial or legal skills. The reason behind this is usually that such people are highly aware of the fact that charity trustees can be made personally liable for the losses of a charity in certain circumstances.

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled (First West Yorkshire Limited t/a First Leeds v Haigh) that where an employee is on long-term sick leave and his pension scheme contains provisions entitling him to an ill health pension on grounds of permanent incapacity, an employer will generally be expected to give consideration to ill health retirement before dismissing the employee for incapacity.

There are generally strict time limits that apply when presenting a claim for unfair dismissal to the Employment Tribunal (ET). Normally, a claim must be lodged before the end of a three-month period beginning with the effective date of termination. However, where the ET judges that it was not ‘reasonably practicable’ for the complaint to be presented in time, the deadline can be extended.

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New Immigration System – Rules for Highly Skilled Workers

The Government has announced the rules that will apply to highly skilled foreign workers applying to come to the UK under the new Australian-style points based immigration system (PBS). Underpinning the new system will be a five-tier framework 

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