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Employment Law - June 2017

We begin this bulletin with news of a must-have accessory in workplaces, and it’s of the canine variety.   According to the Guardian, around 8% of employers allow dogs at work. It’s an idea that seems to be taking off, perhaps...

Employment Law - May 2017

May has arrived and with it no sign of the public spotlight on zero-hours contracts dimming.  Amid the ongoing scrutiny of modern workplace practices, fast food giant McDonald’s has said that it will offer members of staff a...

Employment Law - April 2017

With April comes not only spring and all things egg-related, but some important changes to employment law rates.  Here is a reminder of the main ones: National Minimum Wage Workers aged 25 and over - £7.50  Aged 21 to 24 -...

Employment Law - March 2017

Welcome We begin this month’s bulletin with news that the Government has published a new list of 359 organisations that have failed to pay the National Minimum or National Living Wage.  Naming and shaming non-compliant employers is...

Employment Law - February 2017

  Another month, another case about employment status. This time it’s about a delivery cyclist at the courier company, CitySprint ( Dewhurst v CitySprint UK Ltd ). A tribunal has decided that Ms Dewhurst was not a self-employed...

Employment Law - December 2016

   If you have been keeping a close eye on employment law developments, you’ll know that holiday pay has been up there with some of the most talked-about subjects in recent years. It has been flecked with uncertainty for some time, and there...

Employment Law-November 2016

We open November’s bulletin with news of a (small) development in Mr Lock’s long-running case against British Gas.  You may remember the case was about a salesman’s holiday pay; essentially, should it include the...

Employment Law-October 2016

The month of tricks and treats is upon us. If there’s one thing that is sure to give employers the heebie jeebies, it’s the thought of reputational damage caused by having got something badly wrong in employment law. This autumn there is due to...

Employment Law - September 2016

We write this month’s bulletin in a state of post-Olympic euphoria.  Those weeks of spellbinding achievements will live long in the memory. And as the athletes wind down, it’s time for employers and employees alike to feed off the...

Employment Law - August 2016

Like all employers, you'll have to dismiss employees from time to time.  It's not pleasant, and there are different ways to do it.  Some employers follow no process and risk an employment tribunal claim, whilst some go through lengthy...
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