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Employment law is constantly changing, both in terms of legislation and when new case law develops. We update you on significant developments when they occur, summarising what you need to know in our clear, user-friendly email updates. Our database of articles is fully searchable and covers nearly every employment law topic you can think of! Please use the search function (at the top right of the page) to find articles on the topics that interest you.

Dismissed for knowing a criminal

Dismissed for knowing a criminal

27 March 2018 by Peter Stevens

There are only a very small number of unfair dismissal cases which reach the Supreme Court, usually because the costs of pursuing them this far is completely disproportionate to the remedy if the claimant is to succeed. The recently reported case of Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (2018) is one of... read more »

National Minimum Wage headaches for employers

National Minimum Wage headaches for employers

27 March 2018 by Nicola Brown

There were plenty of big names on the Government's 'name and shame' list this month for those who had been paying their workers less than National Minimum Wage - and there were a range of reasons why. If even the biggest employers have fallen foul of the rules, it is easy to see... read more »

Snow and adverse weather – what does the law say?

Snow and adverse weather – what does the law say?

27 February 2018 by Nicola Brown

Today we have seen the first effects of Storm Emma, the ‘Beast from the East’ – she has struck the UK, and now we have snow! Although there is only a light dusting here in West Sussex (at the time of writing), in other areas trains, buses and aeroplanes have been cancelled, and travelling... read more »

Is the Government's response to the Taylor Review good news ?

Is the Government's response to the Taylor Review good news ?

27 February 2018 by Marianne Wright

The Government has recently published its response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (see our previous article on the Taylor Review here), along with four consultation documents. The consultations are open until 1 June 2018, and cover agency workers, employment status, read more »

Taxation of termination payments - what's changing?

Taxation of termination payments - what's changing?

26 February 2018 by Peter Stevens

With effect from 6 April this year, there are significant changes being made to the taxation of payments made to employees in lieu of their contractual notice. Under the existing rules, the taxation of a payment in lieu of notice (PILON) has been a complicated area, and one often misunderstood by employers and employees... read more »

Porn in the workplace - Part 2

Porn in the workplace - Part 2

21 February 2018 by Peter Stevens

In part 1 of this article, I finished by saying how important a clear policy on the use of the the internet and email, and in particular the viewing or sending of pornographic material can be. That said, a clear policy will not in itself guarantee an employer will succeed. That was illustrated... read more »

Mind the Gap! The latest on gender pay reporting

Mind the Gap! The latest on gender pay reporting

29 January 2018 by Nicola Brown

The gender pay gap is an incredibly hot topic at the moment. The fall-out from the BBC’s publication of the pay of its top employees is ongoing, with it only being announced last week that some of the highest paid male stars have agreed to a pay cut to assist the BBC in... read more »

Changes to watch out for in 2018

Changes to watch out for in 2018

30 November 2017 by Marianne Wright

It was announced the Autumn 2017 budget that: - The National Living Wage (for those aged 25 and over) is to increase by 4.4% from £7.50 per hour to £7.83 per hour from 1 April 2018. The other National Minimum Wage rates will also increase as set out below: 21 to 24 year olds: from £7.05... read more »

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