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Is your business clear on allergens?

01 Dec 2014

The Food Information for Consumers Regulations come into force on 13th December 2014, bringing about changes to labelling and information provision for consumers in respect of the contents of their food, and particularly the presence of allergens. The legislation applies to the 14 allergens on the regulatory list, which are as follows: eggs; milk; fish; […]


What employers need to know about the new shared parental leave regulations

01 Dec 2014

The new shared parental leave (SPL) regulations are in force from today (1 December 2014).  The parents of any child born, or adopted, on or after 5 April 2015 will be able to take advantage of the new SPL regime, subject to satisfying certain qualifying criteria. SPL means the mother’s maternity leave allowance, with the […]


New presumption of parental involvement: Is the law too concerned with appeasing the parent?

17 Nov 2014

The welfare of the child has always been the fundamental consideration for courts dealing with child arrangements following a couple’s separation. The welfare checklist set out in S8 of the Children Act 1989 provides statutory guidance that requires certain factors to be considered. Amongst other things, the wishes and feelings of the child and the […]


What employers need to know about the new EAT rules on holiday pay and overtime

05 Nov 2014

The much-anticipated judgment of Hertel, Amec v Wood and Others, regarding holiday pay, was delivered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) yesterday. Here, Kuits’ Employment team explains the new rules and how they will impact employers going forward. Holiday pay, under the Working Time Regulations (WTR), is based on an employee’s “normal pay”; in practice, […]

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