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Feb
18
2020

Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave – new laws as of April 2020
#Employment

As of 6th April 2020, new laws will come into force giving employees the right to both parental bereavement leave and pay. ...

Feb
13
2020

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Workplace Romance, What should employers do?
#Employment

Love is in the air And maybe the workplace to But fear not employers Here’s what you need to do…...

Feb
12
2020

The Equal Pay Bill: is the current equal pay law fit for purpose?
#Employment

We all followed the recent equal pay claim which was brought by the TV presenter Samira Ahmed against her employer, the BBC. ...

Feb
12
2020

“Long-term effect” must be satisfied at time of discriminatory acts
#Employment

The EAT has clarified when the “long-term effect” aspect of the definition of disability will be satisfied. ...

Feb
12
2020

Not all one-off acts will be a ‘provision, criterion or practice’
#Employment

The Court of Appeal (“CA”) in Ishola v Transport for London (“TFL”) has given guidance on the meaning of ‘provision, criterion or practice’ (PCP), an essential element for claims of indirect discrimination and failure to make reasonable adjustments. ...

Feb
07
2020

Holiday Pay – what are the rules?
#Employment

The calculation of holiday pay is a notoriously complicated (and ever changing) topic. There are a number of key cases that have, over the past decade, set out what should and should not be included when calculating a worker’s holiday pay. ...

Feb
07
2020

Coronavirus – what should employers do?
#Employment

The first cases of the Coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, so what should employers in the UK consider?...

Feb
04
2020

Manchester’s Good Employment Charter
#Employment

Last week, over 60 businesses in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority volunteered to refrain from using zero-hours contracts by signing up to the Good Employment Charter....

Jan
30
2020

Sky Engineer Not Following Safety Procedure Was Discriminated Against
#Employment

The Claimant was a Field Engineer who was suspended for breaching his employer’s Health and Safety policy by failing to take safety precautions. ...

Jan
29
2020

Changes to the Agency Worker Regulations – the end of the Swedish Derogation!
#Employment

As of 6th April 2020, the rules relating to agency workers will change, something which may prove costly to businesses presently using agency workers, and which requires action to ensure businesses are compliant with the new law. ...

Jan
28
2020

Reduced percentage for requesting an information and consultation agreement in the workplace
#Employment

In 2005, The European Parliament and Council Directive 2002/14/EC was transposed into UK law, setting out a framework for implementing information and consultation agreements with employees if validly requested (the ICE Regulations). ...

Jan
27
2020

Subject Access Request Compliance Update
#Data Protection #Employment

Despite the consultation period for their draft Right of Access Guidance remaining open until the 12th February, the Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”) has amended its published guidance on the timescales for Data Subject Access Request (“DSAR”) compliance. ...

Jan
24
2020

Paid Parental Bereavement Leave
#Employment

Following our previous blog on the consultation for parental bereavement leave, yesterday the Government laid down the new regulations before Parliament which will come into force on 6 April 2020....

Jan
22
2020

Nordics exempt from EU’s new statutory minimum wage
#Employment

The past month has seen heated debate between certain Nordic countries and the EU, over the EU’s plans to implement a statutory minimum wage framework applicable across all member states....

Jan
21
2020

Employment Tribunal reasoning required
#Employment

In Duncan Lewis Solicitors Ltd v Miss M Puar the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) clarified the steps that need to be considered when considering a strike out. ...

Jan
21
2020

April 2020 Contract Changes: Less than 3 months to go so here’s our practical guide on steps to take now…
#Employment

We blogged previously on the changes coming in April 2020 to statements of employment particulars....

Jan
21
2020

LET’S GET PRACTICAL: IR35 changes less than 3 months away! Top Tips to Prepare…
#Employment

IR35 are tax rules that apply when services are provided to a client via an intermediary (like a limited company or personal service company). ...

Jan
17
2020

Minimum wage: Don’t get caught out
#Employment

Government consultation on Labour Market Enforcement strategy for 2020/2021 is open until 24 January 2020. At the same time, a report by the Resolution Foundation released this month shows that, as legal minimum wage rates have risen, so has non-compliance....

Jan
17
2020

Driver subjected to sexual advances and biased grievance process was constructively dismissed
#Employment

A female driver who was sexually harassed by her manager and supervisor has won her claim for constructive unfair dismissal. ...

Jan
17
2020

A birthday to remember? A legal secretary loses age discrimination claim after 50th birthday “well wishes”
#Employment

In Munro v Sampson Coward LLP, a legal secretary claimed she was subjected to age discrimination when a colleague, who was of a similar age to her, made a comment about her 50th birthday. ...

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