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April 2020 – Key Employment Law Changes

6 Apr, 2020
Many employers will have spent recent weeks grappling with the new concept of “furlough leave” or attempting to manage the economic impact that the outbreak of COVID-19 has had...
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Emergency Volunteering Leave during the Coronavirus crisis

26 Mar, 2020
Updated as of 20 April 2020 The Government has enacted legislation to provide employees with the statutory right to take ‘emergency volunteering leave’ for the purposes of...
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School’s out for Covid-19

24 Mar, 2020
With the announcement that schools across the UK will be closed for the foreseeable future for all but keyworkers, countless parents will now need to stay at home to look after...
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Budget announcements for employers

11 Mar, 2020
The Chancellor made a number of announcements in today’s Budget which are relevant to employers and their obligations and liabilities in respect of their employees. While the...
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Coronavirus – The latest guidance for employers

3 Mar, 2020
Updated as of 25 March 2020 In response to the surge in cases of coronavirus in the UK, and an estimation that up to a fifth of UK workers could be off sick at the peak of an...
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IR35 news update – from soft landings to Holmes under the hammer

26 Feb, 2020
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced on 22nd February that the changes to off-payroll regulations (known as IR35) would have a “soft landing” and that tax officials will not...
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Are you ready for the April 2020 changes?

6 Feb, 2020
We are fast approaching April 2020, and with it comes a number of changes to employment law. We have summarised the new legislation coming into force to ensure that you (and your...
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Post-termination restrictions - legal update

5 Jul, 2019
Tillman v Egon Zehnder [2019] UKSC 32. The Supreme Court handed down a landmark judgment on 3rd July 2019, with the court unanimously approving the restrictive limits within...
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Employee engagement: The basics

3 Jul, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Employee engagement a massive topic.  This short note is intended to cover the key elements, but if you would like to discuss how to improve employee engagement in your...
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Is Gender on your Agenda?

12 Jun, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Gender reassignment is protected under the Equality Act 2010, but with very little data as to the numbers of trans people in the UK, some businesses will be wondering if they...
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Should employers pay enhanced shared parental pay?

30 May, 2019
In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal has decided that there is no act of sex discrimination or a breach of equal pay principles where an employer does not provide enhanced...
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Employee Benefit Trusts – a time and place for us?

13 May, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
You could be forgiven for thinking that employee benefit trusts (known as ‘EBTs’) are resolutely to be considered the ‘bad boys’ of the trust world.  Widely used in the...
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Taxation of off-payroll working – how to prepare for the step change ahead

8 May, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Businesses who employ contractors and consultants will be familiar with the ‘IR 35’ rules, introduced in 2000 with the aim of counteracting the perceived tax advantages...
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Changes to compensation limits and other legislative changes for employers to be aware of this April

3 Apr, 2019
New compensation limits will come into force from 6 April 2019. The figures apply to dismissals where the effective date of termination is on or after 6 April 2019. There will be...
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When is it appropriate to suspend an employee?

1 Apr, 2019
When allegations of misconduct are raised, often the initial instinct of employers is to suspend the employee pending the outcome of formal investigations and any subsequent...
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Redundancy Consultation and Maternity Leave – Don’t get caught out!

14 Mar, 2019
The recent case of SW Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust v Jackson is a reminder to employers of the potential dangers of treating those employees on maternity leave...
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EU Settlement Scheme - What Can Employers do to support EU nationals in their workforce?

29 Jan, 2019
With just two months now until we reach the date for the UK’s departure from the EU and no greater clarity on what final shape Brexit will take, it is an unsettling time for...
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Zero hours workers – Will the government’s reforms have zero impact?

17 Dec, 2018
Under new proposals that have been announced this week, the government plans to implement a number of the recommendations made by Matthew Taylor in his report into modern working...
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When employees go rogue: data protection

3 Dec, 2018
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Data protection transcends through all parts of society, and whilst it is a well established principle that personal data should be given the protection it needs it has become even...
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Are four day work weeks the way forward?

25 Oct, 2018
Recently we have seen an increasing number of headlines regarding companies moving away from the traditional Monday to Friday work week, and instead adopting a four day week. There...
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