PRA Issues Consultation Paper on Buy-outs
Date Posted: 29/01/2016 Author:
Eleanor Rowswell and Fiona Lowrie review the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) issued CP2/16 Buy-outs of variable remuneration . This consultation paper follows on from earlier consultations of both the PRA and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on remuneration in which the regulators promised to give further thought to bought-out variable remuneration. This consultation paper is the fruit of that deliberation.
Injury to feelings compensation…a taxing question
Date Posted: 28/01/2016 Author:
The Upper Tribunal has given some clarity on the question of the taxation of an injury to feelings compensation payment made in connection with termination of employment. Not a day to day issue for many employers – but one which when it does arise (and I’ve come across it on a number of occasions in my career) can be a huge sticking point as far as any settlement is concerned.
How far does an employee have to go to mitigate their loss?
Date Posted: 25/01/2016 Author:
In the recent case of Cooper Contracting Ltd v Lindsey, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) dismissed an appeal challenging the level of compensation awarded to Mr Lindsey following a finding of unfair dismissal in his favour.
Don’t believe the headlines – snooping on employees’ private messages
Date Posted: 22/01/2016 Author:
Robert Lewis considers the European Court of Human Rights Case of Barbulescu v Romania and whether newspaper reports on extensive snooping powers for employers are accurate.
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