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Employee Benefit Trusts – a time and place for us?

13 May, 2019
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
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
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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Proposals for ethnicity pay gap reporting

18 Oct, 2018
Last week the Government published a consultation setting out its proposals for the introduction of compulsory ethnicity pay gap reporting for organisations with have 250 or more...
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Latest Tribunal Statistics Make Unhappy Reading for Employers

9 Oct, 2018
The Ministry of Justice recently published the tribunal statistics for April to June 2018. The key statistics were: The number of single claims lodged increased by 165% compared to...
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Supporting employees affected by domestic abuse

5 Oct, 2018
There is a growing awareness of the prevalence of domestic abuse throughout society. Government statistics show that in the UK nearly 2 million adults experienced domestic abuse in...
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Bereaved parents to be entitled to bereavement leave

24 Sep, 2018
On 13 September 2018, the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill received royal assent. This will give bereaved parents the right to paid leave. The Parental Bereavement (Leave...
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Flexible Working: Changes on the Horizon?

21 Sep, 2018
Since 2014, employees with at least 26 weeks’ continuous employment can make a request for flexible working. 2019 will mark 5 years since the introduction of the Flexible Working...
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Working on the train – when smart working may not be so smart

3 Sep, 2018
A study by the University of the West of England reported last week found that 54% of rail passengers on commuter routes into London used the trains’ wi-fi to send work emails...
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Relying on unsigned contracts of employment

23 Aug, 2018
In order for a contract to be enforceable, it must exhibit several key formalities. However contrary to popular belief, a contract need not necessarily be signed by the parties to...
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Sleep-in workers and minimum wage entitlements

6 Aug, 2018
The Court of Appeal has delivered its interpretation of national minimum wage (NMW) laws and their application to sleep-in workers in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake [2018]...
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The Brexit White Paper: Employment Law Implications

26 Jul, 2018
by: Cripps
On 12 July 2018, the Government published its much-anticipated White Paper, ‘The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union’. This White Paper...
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Is football leading the way in leadership excellence?

16 Jul, 2018
There has been endless research and debate around management and leadership; is it nature or nurture? What is the difference between a manager and a leader and how do firms help...
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Disability Discrimination and Ill-health Capability Dismissals

13 Jul, 2018
This week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) served a useful reminder of how the handling of a dismissal on grounds of ill-health capability may give rise to valid claims for...
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