Welcome to our December 2012 edition of Employment Eye with the latest on employment law developments. In this issue we cover the following topics:

The law of unintended consequences: TUPE service provision changes

What happens if an outsourced contract expires and is brought back in-house to be run as a skeleton service, pending a new contractor being appointed to take over the outsourced contract? Would this amount to a ‘service provision change’ under TUPE, despite the fact that the client had never intended to run the service itself?  Sarah Lamont considers this question in the light of a recent decision from the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

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If I've told you once, I've told you twice....a misconduct update

John Moore reports on two recent decisions which provide useful, practical points on dealing with misconduct dismissals.

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Employment news round-up, December 2012

This month, the plums in our Christmas employment news pudding are: ‘law in a cold climate’ (dealing with severe weather related absence); next year’s statutory payment rates and limits; DH guidance on staff transfers; and an update on the review of the Public Sector Equality Duties. And Stop Press: government announcement on reduced redundancy consultation period.  Sarah Maddock reports.

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