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The advantages of compensation awards as periodical payments

Date: January 07, 2020 by idu-net

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer an accidental injury (at work, in a road traffic accident or as a consequence of medical negligence) then of course IDU Legal will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.   The aim of any compensation award is generally to put you back in the position …

Employment myths of Christmas

Date: December 18, 2019 by idu-net

It’s the time of year for festive cheer, but there are several HR and employment myths that circulate at this time of year. Here’s just a few debunked:   Christmas decorations should not be permitted Christmas decorations are a fun part of Christmas festivities, and it is unsurprising that many employees choose to decorate their …

Redundancy: how it should be conducted

Date: December 09, 2019 by idu-net

The recent Thomas Cook collapse has had a devastating impact on the staff of the travel firm, bringing the issue of redundancy once again into focus. Some might say no matter what you call it people have still lost their livelihood, but employees are entitled to greater consideration in redundancy.   Employers should try hard …

Changes to employment law in the pipeline?

Date: October 08, 2019 by idu-net

At the end of 2018, the government published its Good Work Plan, setting out what it described as “the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years”. Several proposals have been put out to consultation which could, if implemented, substantially update employment legislation in Great Britain. This article summarises some of the key proposals. …

Rented homes fit to live in

Date: September 02, 2019 by idu-net

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 was given Royal Assent in December 2018 and came into force on 20 March 2019 – the “commencement date”.   The new Act amends the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to require that both social and privately rented properties in England and Wales meet certain standards – …

A Decree Absolute is not the absolute end

Date: August 02, 2019 by idu-net

UK law regards the actual divorce itself to be the main issue and resolving the financial aspects is considered “ancillary” to that. In reality of course, the main dispute in any divorce is usually over the question of the division of assets and income.  However, most people would assume that the grant of a Decree …

Can I be chased for overpayments if I’ve left the company?

Date: July 03, 2019 by idu-net

Fraudulent attempts to “massage” expenses or any deliberate attempt to “con” the firm out of cash cannot be justified in any circumstances, however happy mistakes (for the employee at least) sometimes happen. Despite rigorous payroll and HR processes, sometimes you might wind up with more than usual in your pay packet or expenses. Of course …

What’s the difference between periodical and interim payments?

Date: June 12, 2019 by idu-net

If you’ve been involved in a legal claim for compensation following personal injury or medical negligence the settlement sum (whether agreed by negotiation of determined by a court) isn’t a windfall – it is to ensure that your needs are met now and in the future.   The aim of any compensation award is generally …

Latest HSE statistics reminder of workplace hazards

Date: May 14, 2019 by idu-net

The latest statistics on health and safety at work for the year 2017/18 are a sobering reminder of just how dangerous certain occupations can be and the continued need for employer vigilance and compliance with measures designed to protect their workforce from harm.   Headline figures   The stand out headline figures in this latest …

Asbestos-related lung cancer claims and smoking

Date: April 01, 2019 by idu-net

  Asbestos is certainly a potential cause of lung cancer but around 85% of all lung cancers are believed to be caused by smoking. Many people therefore believe that making some sort of claim for compensation that will help them in easing the effects of their illness is not worth making, since they think a …