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BEERG Newsletter - BEERG Bytes: Episode #41 – UK LR Legal Developments

BEERG Byte (No 41) is now available to stream/download. It features an update on a number of important UK legal developments from Vince Toman and David Hopper from Lewis Silkin LLP. David has put together a note (with links) on the issues tackled in this BEERG Byte (see next item).

It is available on the HR Policy YouTube Channel and on the BEERG website:  plus on Vimeo - it is also available as a Podcast via your favourite Podcast search engine –  search for “BEERG Bytes”. See: Spotify / Google Podcasts / Apple Podcasts / Anchor RSS


BEERG Bytes #41 – Notes & Links

In this BEERG Byte (recorded on 26 July 2022) Vince Toman and David Hopper of Lewis Silkin LLP explore a number of significant UK legal developments including:

  • The latest on “fire and rehire” following the Court of Appeal’s decision in Tesco, which means that Tesco can go ahead to dismiss its employees as part of trying to remove their entitlement to valuable “Retained Pay” (see HERE);
  • Increasing industrial unrest in the UK and recent legal reforms to increase the cap on trade unions’ financial liability for calling industrial action without following the correct procedures and to repeal the ban on agencies supplying workers to cover for those on strike (see HERE);
  • The ongoing of Mercer court case, following the Court of Appeal recently deciding that UK law does not prevent employers taking steps falling short of dismissal against workers who go on strike, even though doing so might breach their human rights (see HERE)
  • Increasingly difficult pay negotiations as the cost of living crisis bites, an update on the legal issues faced by employers who wish to make unilateral increases to pay with a view to helping their employees and managing workforce retention issues (see HERE)

As BEERG Byte #41 shows there is a lot happening in the UK when it comes to labour relations. Furthermore, a new UK Prime Minister may want to make changes to the law. Meanwhile questions still hang around the UK and EWCs, despite Brexit.  To look at these issues in detail, and to answer BEERG members questions, we will be hosting a Webinar on Sept 20th at 5pm CET – (Date and time TBC). Booking links in the next Newsletter (Sept 8th). 

Tom Hayes

Director of European Union and Global Labor Affairs, HR Policy Association

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Vince Toman

Barrister, Employment Reward, Lewis Silkin LLP

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David Hopper

Partner, Lewis Silkin LLP

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