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Self-employed or freelance staff? The Uber case and its implications for SMEs

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Does your business rely upon staff who you deem to be freelance or self-employed? If so, you would be well-advised to take a moment to review those relationships in light of the recent decision in Uber BV & othrs v Aslam & othr s. If, as in the...

How employers can prepare for attendance at an online employment tribunal

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Given the increased likelihood of having to defend tribunal claims, it is important that businesses understand the process and logistics of attending a hearing. This is arguably even more important now that many employment tribunal hearings are being...

Are employers obliged to accept a request for flexible working?

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With the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic resulting in large numbers of employees working from home, many have found that they can work just as effectively as they did whilst in the office. Recent statistics and surveys have shown that many employees would...

Are redundancies the only option to save employee costs after the furlough scheme comes to an end?

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The Government has confirmed that the job retention scheme has been extended until the end of October 2020. From 1st August, furloughed workers will be able to return to work on a part-time basis and the Government expects employers to pay a percentage of an...

Points-based immigration going ahead despite Covid-19 disruption

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According to a recent Home Office update, the new points-based immigration system due to take effect from January 2021 is not on the back-burner with the Covid-19 pandemic, but set to go ahead as planned. The new system will apply to EU and non-EU...

Employment Law Update April 2020

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Employment Law Update April 2020 We live in challenging times. The Government is taking steps to keep the economy going during the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. Legislation is being enacted in weeks rather...

Why you should have a Staff Handbook

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A Staff Handbook is a written collection of an employer’s policies, procedures and practices which can cover a variety of topics including HR policies, employee code of conduct and operating rules. There is no legal requirement to have a Staff...

Itemising hours worked on payslips

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What’s on your payslip? If you pay members of staff a variable amount based on the time they work, you need to know that the way you draft your payslips is changing from April this year. As we have mentioned at recent seminars, from April you...

Avoid Bank Holiday complications

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With a positive flurry of Bank Holidays in May, we thought it topical to remind employers how best to avoid some unwitting complications in relation to Bank Holiday allowances. Employees do not have a statutory right to take time off at Bank Holidays, nor is...

Keeping on top of recent changes to employment rights

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In addition to increases in the National Minimum Wage, employers need to remember that April brought in a number of other important changes, including those relating to termination payments, statutory family-related pay, sick pay and redundancy pay. To...

Podcast on what GDPR means for employers

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More and more business owners and managers are becoming aware that new data protection rules (known as 'GDPR') come into force in May next year. What is not always appreciated is that the rules cover all aspects of personal data and that...

Start planning now for new data protection rules

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New Data Protection Rules. They impact on every aspect of your business, from HR to marketing, so start planning now New rules concerning the storage, handling and use of data by organisations come into force in May next year – by virtue of the...

Holiday Pay - the final decision on commission...for now!

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The decision is in. The Supreme Court has refused permission for British Gas to appeal the holiday pay case brought by Mr Lock. What does that mean for employers? Essentially it means that any employees who earn results-based commission must have that...

Blurred lines - employee, self-employed or worker?

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In light of the 'Uber' and 'Citysprint' Employment Tribunal decisions and the very recent 'Pimlico Plumbers' Court of Appeal decision, it is clear that 'Worker' status is highly topical, evolving and a potential pitfall for...

Tribunal rules council guilty of constructive dismissal of trainee solicitor

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A trainee solicitor, who was bullied by his training principal and legal manager at a district authority in North Yorkshire, secretly taped review meetings where he was intimidated, an employment tribunal heard. David Bowes, 27, discreetly taped...