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If you have been offered a settlement agreement by your employer there are certain things you should ensure you consider. Listed below are some of the most important considerations to take onto account when negotiating and entering into a settlement agreement. You should also discuss these points with your solicitor.

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Even after going through the whole process of entering into a settlement agreement it is possible that this may not be the end of the dispute. Either of the parties could potentially breach the terms of the settlement agreement for one reason or another.

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Beginning this month, fathers and partners will be given access to unpaid time off work to accompany a woman at two ante-natal appointments. The right allows for up to sex and a half hours off per appointment and is extended to spouses, same-sex, civil and long-term partners with the child’s biological father being permitted the same rights. 

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In April, the UK Government announced the arrival of the Carr Review – an independent review into the law governing industrial disputes. The review, to be led by Bruce Carr QC, was supposed to investigate extreme ‘leverage tactics’ and examine whether or not the law in its current form provides adequate protection against intimidation and abuse.

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The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has released guidance aimed at assisting employers deal with business transfers. It is hoped the guidance with help its readers better understand the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations (TUPE), which protect employees' rights when a business or undertaking is transferred or taken over.

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