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Employment Rates Round-up - What Independent Schools Need to Know

Friday, 23 April 2021

April brings the annual increase to rates and limits such as compensation limits, National Living Wage, and more. We've set out the changes independent schools need to know.

Employment Rates Round-up - What Independent Schools Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Updates Announced to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme From May 2021

Friday, 23 April 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was extended until 30 September 2021. Since our last article, some minor changes have been made to the various CJRS guidance notes, with the updates and links to the guidance outlined below.

Updates Announced to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme From May 2021

Articles & Blogs Employment

Disability Under the Equality Act - Determining If a Condition Has a 'Substantial' Adverse Effect

Friday, 23 April 2021

An Employment Tribunal (ET) failed to adequately consider whether an impairment had a substantial adverse effect on the claimant's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 definition.

Disability under the Equality Act - Determining if a Condition has a 'Substantial' Adverse Effect

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Men on Shared Parental Leave Be Paid Less Than Women on Statutory Adoption Leave?

Friday, 16 April 2021

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered whether it was discriminatory for an employer to provide enhanced adoption pay to a woman on statutory adoption leave (SAL) but no enhanced shared parental pay to a man on shared parental leave (SPL).

Can Men on Shared Parental Leave Be Paid Less Than Women on Statutory Adoption Leave?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Trade Union Congress - Findings on the Implementation of COVID-19 Rules in the Workplace

Friday, 16 April 2021

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has published a survey for 2020/21 involving more than 2,100 workplace safety representatives to understand and support safety representatives at work.

Trade Union Congress - Findings on the Implementation of COVID-19 Rules in the Workplace

Articles & Blogs Employment Recruitment

What Contractors Need to Know About IR35 Changes

Friday, 16 April 2021

The IR35 regime, previously applicable to off-payroll working in the contractor sector for public sector entities, has now been extended to private sector entities - with one exception.

What Contractors Need to Know About IR35 Changes

Articles & Blogs Employment Recruitment

IR35 - Everything Recruitment Agencies Need to Know

Monday, 12 April 2021

On 6 April 2021, new off-payroll regulations (known as IR35) were introduced which have a huge impact on recruitment agencies supplying contractors operating personal service companies. What do recruitment agencies need to know to be prepared?

IR35 - Everything Recruitment Agencies Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Policies Prohibit Employees From Wearing Political, Philosophical or Religious Signs In The Workplace?

Friday, 09 April 2021

There have been many legal cases about the wearing of religious symbols in the workplace. In such cases courts often need to decide if a ban or partial ban is discriminatory on the grounds of religious belief...

Can Policies Prohibit Employees From Wearing Political, Philosophical or Religious Signs In The Workplace?

Articles & Blogs Employment

New Vento Bands Come Into Force Alongside Other April 2021 Changes

Friday, 09 April 2021

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and in Scotland have published new guidance on the award levels for compensation for injury to feelings.

New Vento Bands Come Into Force Alongside Other April 2021 Changes

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

What Are the Latest Updates to Coronavirus Guidance?

Friday, 09 April 2021

The coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines have been updated once again, with effect from the 1st April 2021 onwards.

What Are the Latest Updates to Coronavirus Guidance?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Addressing Racial Disparities and Inequalities in the Workplace - New Report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

Friday, 09 April 2021

The Report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was published on 31 March 2021. The Commission was set up by the Prime Minister in 2020 to identify racial disparities and inequalities in Britain and ways to address them.

Addressing Racial Disparities and Inequalities in the Workplace - New Report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

Articles & Blogs Employment

Asda Loses Supreme Court Equal Pay Case

Thursday, 01 April 2021

The Supreme Court has concluded a key question of comparability in the ongoing equal pay litigation involving Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and others.

Asda Loses Supreme Court Equal Pay Case

Articles & Blogs Employment

How Do Multiple Contracts With the Same Employer Impact Rest Period Entitlement?

Thursday, 01 April 2021

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that where a worker has several employment contracts with the same employer, for the purpose of calculating minimum daily rest periods, those contracts must be taken as a whole, as opposed to separately.

How Do Multiple Contracts With the Same Employer Impact Rest Period Entitlement?

Articles & Blogs Employment

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Update

Thursday, 01 April 2021

On 1 April 2021, the national minimum wage and national living wage rates increased as we detail in this article.

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Update

Articles & Blogs Employment

National Living Wage for Uber Drivers

Friday, 26 March 2021

Uber has announced that, from 17 March 2021, all of its drivers will receive at least the National Living Wage ('NLW').

National Living Wage for Uber Drivers