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Scottish Job Market Improves For 48th Consecutive Month

The Scottish job economy has been bolstered by an increase in employment and a rise in salaries in the last 5 months according to the Bank of Scotland Report on jobs.

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Concerns at Cost of Overtime Pay Out as Potential Cases Pass 400

Research from The Herald Scotland has shown that companies are bracing themselves for a landslide of claims regarding holiday pay following a ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

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Aberdeen Oil Worker Granted Over £30,000 After Unfair Dismissal Watersrule

An oil employer of 25 years has been awarded over £30,000 after it was deemed he was dismissed unfairly by Scotoil Services.

“No reasonable grounds”

David Williamson, 25, was fired for apparent harassment of staff. However an employment tribunal found that the Aberdeen based firm had “no reasonable grounds” for his dismissal. The judge also found that Scotoil had failed to thoroughly investigate complaints made by two employees that a Polish contract worker was unable to follow safety instructions when it came to cleaning high pressured equipment.

Judge McFatridge said the firm had “failed to distinguish” between “legitimate comment” and alleged “racially motivated bullying and harassment” branding investigation and subsequent dismissal as unfocused and unfair.

Employment Law Advice and Assistance in Scotland

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Employers Brace For Holiday Pay Claims Following Landmark European Decision

The recent European Court of Justice decision in May in the case of Lock v British Gas has established that staff who receive part of their earnings in commission should have this taken into account when holiday pay is calculated, not merely basic pay.

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Disqualification as a Company Director: The Emergency Guide

Failure to meet your legal responsibilities may lead to your disqualification as a director of your company. This can have significant and long-terms negative effects on both your personal and professional life.

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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax

The Scottish Government has published details of the new Scottish Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), which it says will benefit first-time buyers and those at the lower end of the housing market.

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Tribunals Now Able to Order Equal Pay Audits

From 1st October 2014 a new provision in the Equality Act 2010 (Section 139A) gives Employment Tribunals additional powers to compel employers to conduct equal pay audits where they have been held to have breached equal pay laws or to have discriminated because of sex in non-contractual pay, unless one of the exceptions in the Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014 apply, such as discretionary bonuses.

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How will the Referendum Outcome Affect the Property Market?

The National association of Estate agents has provided some insight on how the “No” vote will affect the property market in Scotland. The Managing Director of National Association of Estate Agents, Mark Hayward said:

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Home Buyer Demand Strongest in Scotland

Demand for new homes in Scotland has bucked the UK trend, according to the latest RICS Residential Market Survey, with a net balance of 52% more surveyors seeing a rise in new buyer demand.

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House Purchases Based on the Independence Referendum

In recent months, some prospective property buyers have been making their purchases subject to the outcome of the referendum- these provisons are becoming more common as September 18th draws closer, and with the narrowing outcome margins.

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