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Gender Pay Gap Reporting

7th March 2017

On 6 April 2017, the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations will require businesses with more than 250 employees to calculate and publish the Gender Pay Gap between male and female employees. The introduction of the Gender Pay Gap Reporting is a further step towards equality and also transparency of wages and bonuses. Who does it […]

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Self-Employed or Worker?

7th March 2017

Practical Tips for Deciding the Employment Status of your Staff Do you engage self-employed contractors? The issue of whether individuals are genuinely self-employed has been in the news on a number of occasions recently. In late 2016, the Employment Tribunal decided that drivers of Uber (a mobile phone app that connects private car hire drivers […]

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New compensation limits in force from 6 April 2017

6th March 2017

The statutory payments and Tribunal compensation limits will increase from April 2017 as follows: From 1 April 2017, the National Living Wage (National Minimum Wage) will increase as follows: For workers aged 25 and over – £7.50 For workers between 21 and 24 – £7.05 For workers between 18 and 20 – £5.60 For workers […]

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Brexit – What does it mean for Employment Law?

7th July 2016

The decision of the British people to leave the EU came as something of a surprise to most. However, there is no need to panic! The foreseeable future – Business as usual Both the Leave and Remain campaigns were criticised for the lack of information provided and the scaremongering tactics used during the campaign trail. […]

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Target areas for employment law, post Brexit

7th July 2016

We feel that the following areas could be scrutinised: Agency Worker Regulations These Regulations require employers to offer equal terms and benefits to agency workers once they have been working for 12 weeks. They are very unpopular with businesses and are therefore likely to be top of the Government’s “hit” list. Working Time Regulations The […]

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EU Workers, post Brexit

7th July 2016

A major concern for businesses in light of Brexit is what will happen to EU workers currently working in Britain. Throughout the campaign, immigration was a key concern to most individuals. A number of key figures were adamant that they did not want the freedom of movement of EU citizens moving forward. However, the reality is […]

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Professional Negligence

8th June 2016

Dispute Resolution Professional advisors (for example accountants, auditors, solicitors and surveyors) have a duty to provide their services with reasonable care and skill. Professional negligence occurs where a professional advisor fails to perform their responsibilities to the required standard. While failings on the part of professionals are often referred to as ‘negligence’, claims can be […]

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Is your customer becoming a debtor?

23rd May 2016

Companies House has long provided a large amount of company data that is useful to creditors, and since mid 2015 this data is available free of charge. As the cost of making a claim has risen over recent years, we would advise creditors to undertake some checks before starting proceedings for recovery of a debt. […]

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Refusing to Mediate

15th April 2016

A recent decision by the Royal Courts of Justice Senior Courts Costs Office has demonstrated the readiness of the Court to impose costs sanctions when a party to litigation unreasonably refuses to participate in mediation. In Bristow v Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust [2015], the Judge awarded the costs of detailed assessment to the Claimant on […]

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GOOD NEWS………of sorts – The travel time ruling does not mean UK mobile workers are automatically entitled to extra pay!

5th November 2015

A recent decision by Europe’s highest Court (the ECJ) ruled that, for those workers with no fixed/habitual place of work, time spent travelling between home and their first and last job each day, counts as “working time”. This does not mean, however, that they are automatically entitled to more pay! This decision does have implications […]

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Employment Law and HR: What’s new for 2020?

Employment Law and HR: What’s new for 2020?

The following changes are due to come into force in 2020: 1. Written statement of key …

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BRIEF EMPLOYMENT CASE LAW UPDATE – MARCH 2019

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