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Making hybrid working work: Choosing the right hybrid working model

6 Jul, 2021
Hybrid working models, where employees split their time between working from home and attending the workplace, offer both opportunities and challenges (both legal and practical)...
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Can we talk about mental health at work? asks Melanie Stancliffe

11 May, 2021
What do Tyson Fury, Prince Harry and Beyonce have in common?  They have  all bravely shared their experience of depression and anxiety.  The statistics are clear - 1 in 4 people...
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Employment Tribunal Claims – Are you adequately protected?

6 May, 2021
When the Ministry of Justice recently released its quarterly report on the Employment Tribunal statistics for the period from October to December 2020, it will have come as little...
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Businesses beware - the Uber decision’s impact on IR35

15 Mar, 2021
The recent landmark Supreme Court ruling in Uber v Aslam and others confirmed the trend that those labelled self-employed were workers.  This conferred rights for those gig...
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Budget announcements: What employers need to know

3 Mar, 2021
The Chancellor made a number of announcements in the Budget on 3rd March 2021 which are relevant to employers and their obligations and liabilities in respect of their employees...
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Key employment law developments for 2021

16 Feb, 2021
The response to Covid-19 will understandably remain government’s and business’ priority in the months ahead. Nevertheless, we expect to see some important changes in other...
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School’s out for Covid-19

8 Jan, 2021
With the announcement that schools across the UK will be closed once again for the foreseeable future for all but keyworkers, countless parents will now need to stay at home to...
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Banning non-competition clauses – how will you be affected?

17 Dec, 2020
The UK government is currently consulting on the need for clauses that restrict the activities of employees after their employment ends (post–termination restrictive covenants)...
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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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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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