Employment Law

Employment Law - December 2017

In this month’s edition of our employment law bulletin, we focus on maternity leave.  What follows is a brief guide to some of the main points to take into account before, during, and after an employee’s maternity leave. The lead-up to...

Employment Law - November 2017

With sexual harassment so much in the news, this is a good opportunity for employers to make sure that they are taking adequate steps to protect themselves from claims. The key point to understand is that employers will be liable for any...

Employment Law - October 2017

  Welcome The unmistakable hints of Christmas that are appearing in shops are signaling that 2017 is nearing its close.  With next year just around the corner, employers are being urged to make preparations for one major shake-up...

Employment Law - September 2017

July and August may not have delivered the perfect summer. But, by way of silver lining, we have had some significant employment law developments. One of these is the publication of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, addressing many...

Employment Law - August 2017

Welcome to this special edition of our employment law update. It’s about recruitment and how to avoid some of the pitfalls. Workplace laws are not just for employees and workers. Job applicants and even potential job applicants are given...

Employment Law - July 2017

Love it or loathe it, the intensity of this summer's spell of sunshine and high temperatures took many by surprise.  And let’s assume that summer is not over. Are you set up to handle yet more hot days, sunny rays, and a...

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...

Employment Law - July 2016

While EU membership has been dominating the headlines, the world of employment law has continued to turn. And as we all ponder the Brexit implications, here’s our roundup of some other developments.  Tim Lang Acas Code doesn’t apply to...

Employment Law - June 2016

The wait is almost over.   On June 10 th , Euro 2016 kicks off. Patriotism will be the name of the game as four weeks of high intensity football stand to dominate our screens and our conversations. Employers, be prepared.   Be prepared for national...

Employment Law - May 2016

Should we stay or should we go? As the EU referendum draws nearer, the arguments for and against remaining in the Union are intensifying. But there are still calls for clarity on what an exit would mean for us all – individually and collectively. The...

Employment Law - April 2016

As always, this time of year brings with it changes that employers need to know about. Here are some: National Living Wage The big one is the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) from 1 April 2016.  It entitles workers aged 25 and over to...
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