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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.

Balancing the scales - employee or self employed?

28 February 2012 by Nicola Brown

In a recent tax case it was decided that Weight Watchers (UK) Limited were liable to pay income tax and national insurance contributions in relation to their ‘Leaders’ who arranged and conducted meetings for members and had prior to this decision, been considered by Weight Watchers as independent contractors.  The decision delves into the... read more »

Q&A - Compulsory pensions

28 February 2012 by Nicola Brown

I am HR Manager in a medium-sized business with about 250 staff. We have grown quickly over the past few years and although we have a stakeholder scheme in place, we don’t contribute to it. I know that pension auto-enrolment is on the horizon – can you tell me when it will affect... read more »

The Sack Race? Slides from our seminar on employment law reforms

26 January 2012 by Nicola Brown

We were absolutely delighted with the response from our seminar - we had to arrange a second date in order to accommodate everyone who was interested, and we've had fantastic feedback. For those of you who weren't able to join us, please find our slides below - if you have any queries then... read more »

Increase in Employment Tribunal limits

16 January 2012 by Nicola Brown

The Employment Tribunal limits increase each year with effect from 1 February - here's the details of the limits that will apply this year. The amount of the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal is to be increased from 1 February 2012 from £68,400 to £72,300. The maximum basic award will also be increased... read more »

A fishing exercise – request for redundancy interview notes

16 January 2012 by Nicola Brown

Employers are often criticised for procedural failings when dismissing employees, particularly in redundancy situations. The case of Camelot Group Plc v Mrs A Hogg is a useful reminder that a failure to provide information to an employee in response to a 'fishing exercise' will not render a dismissal unfair. In the case, the Employment... read more »

Tribunal award largest compensation in discrimination case

16 January 2012 by Nicola Brown

The media have recently reported on a compensation award of £4.5 million made to Dr Eva Michalak, an ex-employee of the Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust. The award was for race and sex discrimination and it is thought that is the highest ever award in a discrimination case in the UK. Dr Michalak was... read more »

Can employees claim breach of contract for events leading up to dismissal?

16 January 2012 by Nicola Brown

We are all aware of an employee’s right to be able to bring a claim for unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal (provided they meet the qualifying criteria). However, you may not be aware that in some circumstances an employee may also bring a claim in either the Employment Tribunal or the civil... read more »

HR New Year's resolutions

15 December 2011 by Nicola Brown

It’s that time of year again, when we open Advent calendars, tuck in to mince pies, and employment lawyers usually trot out ‘bah humbug’ articles about work Christmas parties. Well, if you are lucky enough to have a Christmas party this year, we expect you are probably already aware of what you need to... read more »

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