Case round-up

first_img Previous Article Next Article Case round-up by Eversheds 020 7919 4500Tribunal recommendsre-employment Sterling v Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club and others EAT, 9 September 2002, AllER(D) 110n Sterling was employed by Leeds Rhinos to play rugby league football under aseries of contracts. During his last contract, he was excluded from the firstteam squad and subsequently brought tribunal complaints for race discriminationand victimisation. The tribunal found that Leeds Rhinos had racially discriminated againstSterling by excluding him from the first team and had victimised him by failingproperly to investigate his complaint of race discrimination. Sterlingindicated that, having brought a successful tribunal complaint, he anticipatedsome problems in obtaining new employment. The tribunal recommended that LeedsRhinos should offer Sterling a contract on the same terms as his previouscontract and also awarded him £10,000 for injury to feelings. However, LeedsRhinos successfully appealed against the tribunal’s recommendation ofre-employment. A tribunal’s power to make a recommendation in these circumstances must befor the purpose of reducing or obviating the adverse effect of thediscrimination about which he has complained. While the tribunal’srecommendation of a new contract had been intended to minimise Sterling’sdifficulties in obtaining employment, it did not reduce the effect of hisexclusion from the first team or failure properly to investigate his assertionof discrimination. No entitlement to ill health payment Campbell v Union Carbide Ltd EAT, 15 March 2002, All ER(D) 143 The EAT Tribunal recently ruled that an employee had no contractualentitlement to an ex-gratia payment when his employment was terminated on thegrounds of ill health. n Campbell worked for ICI plc when his employment was transferred to UnionCarbide on the same terms and conditions. ICI’s practice had been to make anex-gratia payment to employees dismissed on the grounds of ill health, after anabsence of six months. Campbell was absent on sick leave for six months, whenUnion Carbide terminated his employment. Campbell brought a tribunal claim,arguing that he was contractually entitled to the ill health payment, on thegrounds that the term was implied into his contract by custom and practice. Thetribunal dismissed his claim and Campbell appealed. The EAT dismissed his appeal. The fact that the payment had always been madedid not in itself give rise to the implication of a term by custom andpractice. It could not be inferred that both parties intended the ill healthretirement payment to form a term of the contract, and Union Carbide wastherefore not contractually bound to make such a payment. Case round-upOn 22 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Do renters have to pay the first installment of a flat income tax?

first_imgWe already know that the decision on the amount of the flat income tax is made by the representative body of the local self-government unit. We know that the prescribed range of this tax is from 150,00 to 1.500,00 kn per bed or accommodation unit in the camp. FOR RENTERS OF APARTMENTS, ROOMS AND BEDS FOR TRAVELERS AND TOURISTS AND ORGANIZERS OF CAMPSITES AND / OR CAMP RESORTS AND ACCOMMODATION UNITS IN ROBINSON ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES The decision will depend on whether it will be possible to do business at least part of the tourist season or not. Follow the information. My recommendation is to does not pay.  In accordance with the development of the situation, in addition to the implementation of the previous measures of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, new measures will also be adopted. One of them could be, in cooperation with local self-government units, making a decision on partial or complete exemption from the obligation to pay a flat income tax for “renters”. We also know that this tax is added to the surtax on income tax in those local self-government units where such surtax exists. The annual flat tax is paid in installments, quarterly, and the tax decision is issued from 1.1. current year for the same year. As soon as accommodation is canceled during the year, a new solution is issued for quarters in which the solution was still in force. In the same package of measures, the Government of the Republic of Croatia also made a decision to suspend ENFORCEMENT in the next 3 + 3 months. This measure prevents the possible activation of the enforcement mechanism for unpaid installments of fiscal liabilities. So you don’t need to fear the consequences if you don’t pay this flat-rate income tax installment.center_img KEY QUESTION / Do I have to pay the first installment of the flat-rate income tax, which, according to the decision of the Tax Administration, is due on March 31? FURTHER MEASURES Croatia is in extraordinary circumstances, as is the whole world due to the pavid pandemic of covid 19. For this reason, the Government of the Republic of Croatia has already adopted a number of measures to save jobs and ensure liquidity in the real sector. One of these measures relates to the deferral of income tax and profit tax. Given that the decision-making mechanism for the category of flat tax on income from renting and organizing accommodation for tourists is more complex and includes representative bodies of local self-government, the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Tax Administration, there is no clear decision yet. However RECOMMEND, which I will personally do, that the installment of the flat-rate income tax due on 31.3. og DO NOT PAY. SUSPENSION OF ENFORCEMENT Author: Nedo Pinezić, www.nedopinezic.com / Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

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Moderna, Merck say they will not limit price of coronavirus vaccines to company cost

first_imgTopics : Executives from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca Plc testified that they will price their respective potential vaccines at no profit while the pandemic rages on.Gerberding and a representative from Moderna did not comment on the price they have in mind for their vaccines at the hearing, which focused on efforts to develop a safe, effective and widely accessible vaccine against COVID-19, which has claimed 600,000 lives globally.Pfizer Inc has said the company intends to make a profit from its potential coronavirus vaccine if approved. However, Pfizer Chief Business Officer John Young, testified: “We recognize that these are extraordinary times and our price will reflect that.”Unlike rivals Moderna and AstraZeneca, Pfizer has not received funding from the United States for its vaccine development. Lawmakers questioned whether Pfizer had declined government funding so it could price the vaccine at a profit.”We didn’t access federal funding solely for the reason that we wanted to move the vaccine faster to the clinic,” Young said.AstraZeneca said its vaccine would be provided at no profit under its agreement with the United States for allocation of some 300 million doses.More than 150 coronavirus vaccines using a variety of technologies are in development globally, with some two dozen already in human trials. The aim is to produce vaccines that can end the pandemic by protecting billions of people from infection or severe illness. Whether any will succeed or be available by the US government’s stated goal of having one by late this year remains far from clear.”Speed is important,” Gerberding said of the vaccine development, “but we will not compromise scientific efficacy, quality, and above all, safety, despite the sense of urgency we all feel.”center_img Moderna Inc and Merck & Co on Tuesday told a US Congressional panel that they expect to profit from their coronavirus vaccines once approved, amid concerns the vaccines may not be accessible to all.”We will not be selling our vaccine at cost, although it is premature for us as we’re a long way from understanding the cost-basis,” Julie Gerberding, chief patient officer for Merck, told the House of Representatives subcommittee on oversight and investigations in a virtual, off-site hearing.Merck’s has yet to begin human studies of its experimental vaccine, lagging the leading candidates.last_img read more

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