Employee? Worker? Self-employed? Who knows.

The Supreme Court rules in the case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith [2018] UKSC 29 There have been numerous cases over recent months regarding the gig economy and worker status, with a string of decisions confirming that, […]

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Gender Pay Reporting Revealed

The first deadline for companies with 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap figures has now passed. The data collected, whilst imperfect (not accounting for full time versus part time/long serving employees or comparing like for like […]

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Employment News: Snell v Network Rail

Employee awarded damages of £28,321 for discriminatory shared parental leave policy. Since the introduction of shared parental leave in April 2015, there has been much debate as to whether offering an enhanced maternity pay scheme but only a statutory shared […]

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Landmark High Court ruling in relation to modern slavery

With the recent introduction of the requirement under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for companies with a minimum turnover of £36 million to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement, the issue of modern slavery is gaining ever more […]

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The Budget and its implications for Termination Payments…

Notwithstanding that the government is yet to publish the response to its consultation on the simplification of the tax and NI treatment of termination payments (which, among other things included a proposal to remove the current £30,000 tax exemption and […]

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Gender Pay Reporting Regulations

With the widespread acknowledgement and support of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March, gender pay equality and the number of women on Boards is a hot topic. It will be interesting to see whether the proposed introduction of compulsory […]

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Christmas time – Mishaps and Wine?

Whilst it may be the most wonderful time of the year, the Christmas season can cause headaches for employers and not just the morning after the Christmas party… There is a common misconception that as the Christmas party takes place […]

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The holiday’s over in respect of overtime

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has today handed down its decision in the long awaited and much debated cases of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and another, Hertel (UK) Ltd v Wood and others and Amec Group Ltd v Law and […]

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Shared parental leave – the new rules

The new system of shared parental leave (“SPL”) is due to come in to force on 1 December 2014 and will be effective for any children due or adopted on or after 5 April 2015.  The below sets out a […]

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Zero tolerance for zero hours?

The use of zero-hours contracts has been a common feature in the press during 2014, with parliamentary allegations being levelled at such contracts for being “a throwback to the 1930s”.  However, the use of such contracts is widespread and commercially […]

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