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Update: employment

Update: employment

Sue Ashtiany considers holiday pay, the new 'fit note' scheme, the effect on employers of the government's new measures to deal with the flu epidemic, and disability discrimination
Heading for the exit

Heading for the exit

Businesses looking to terminate contracts with suppliers should consider their tactics carefully and understand the commercial issues to ensure a successful exit, says Beverley Flynn
Change of plan

Change of plan

The new Planning Costs Circular will affect local authorities and applicants alike, and both will need to consider the new wording and how to meet their obligations to avoid incurring costs, says Marco Mauro
Listening to reason

Listening to reason

The courts will take a different view of landlords' rights on residential, as opposed to commercial, tenancies, and will be reluctant to make an order for possession on a property with a protected tenancy, warns Julian Sidoli del Ceno
Carolyn Regan: legal aid is the fourth plank of the welfare state

Carolyn Regan: legal aid is the fourth plank of the welfare state

The chief executive of the Legal Services Commission is on the 'most wanted' list of many legal aid lawyers. Nothing personal, they say, but Carolyn Regan just happens to be the person presiding over a range of unpopular reforms to the legal aid system initiated by Lord Falconer when he was Lord Chancellor.
Update: road traffic

Update: road traffic

Robert Sproston and Anjali Krishnan discuss the proposal for reduced speed limits, texting while driving, and cases involving emergency response vehicles, uninsured drivers and fraudulent claims
All the care in the world

All the care in the world

Malcolm Johnson considers whether child abuse claims involving foster carers will leave local authorities open to vicarious liability
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