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Auto-Enrolment - Staging Date for Small Employers Started on 1 June 2015

Friday, 12 June 2015

The staging dates for automatic pension enrolment for employers employing less than 50 employees started on 1 June 2015.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Automatic Unfair Dismissal - A Reminder for Employers

Friday, 16 July 2021

This recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision is a useful reminder to employers of the importance of conducting a fair investigation following an employee's protected disclosures and ensuring any subsequent dismissal procedure is conducted fairly.

Automatic Unfair Dismissal - A Reminder for Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Dress Codes and Religious Discrimination

Friday, 05 June 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the Employment Tribunal was correct in finding thatplacing a limit on the length of a jilbab (garment worn by some Muslim women) so as not to cause a tripping hazard was not discriminatory.


Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Employee Was Not Automatically Unfairly Dismissed After Refusing to Return to Work Over COVID-19 Concerns

Friday, 30 April 2021

In a recent case, an Employment Tribunal ruled that an employee who refused to return to work until the first coronavirus lockdown had eased, because he feared infecting his two young children with the virus, was not automatically unfairly dismissed.

Employee Was Not Automatically Unfairly Dismissed After Refusing to Return to Work Over COVID-19 Concerns

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Employment

Employment Rates Round-up - What Academies and 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 academies and schools need to know.

Employment Rates Round-up - What Academies and Schools Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Fails to Justify Age Discrimination

Friday, 27 January 2017

Treating one age group differently to another will always be a difficult area.

Government Fails to Justify Age Discrimination

Articles & Blogs Employment

Having Your Cake and Eating it in Manufacturing Contract Dispute over Targets

Friday, 15 April 2016

Honeyrose Bakery Ltd v Lola’s Kitchen Ltd, High Court This case involved a dispute over something that should have been pleasurable – cupcakes – as sweetness soon turned sour.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Holiday Pay - Have you Read the Latest Guidance?

Friday, 12 June 2015

Following a number of recent court judgments, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has published new guidance on calculating holiday pay.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Mind the gap - the Implications of the Gender Pay Gap Regulations

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The gap between male and female pay remains stubbornly around 20% despite the existence of legislation introduced in the 1970s outlawing unequal pay as between the sexes.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Misuse of Confidential Information - How Can You Protect Your Business?

Friday, 27 July 2018

What are the steps businesses should take to effectively reduce the risk of employees misusing confidential information?

Misuse of Confidential Information

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Public Sector Gender Pay Gap in the Second Year Reveals Insignificant Change

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Recent publications indicate that there is a growing pay gap within the public sector.

Public Sector Gender Pay Gap in the Second Year Reveals Insignificant Change

Articles & Blogs Employment

Reasonable Adjustments - How far must a policy go?

Friday, 27 January 2017

In the widely reported case of FirstGroup Plc v Paulley, the Supreme Court found that a bus operator's policy to...

Reasonable Adjustments - How far must a policy go?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Roadmap Review, COVID-Status Certification Reports and Social Distancing Update

Friday, 16 July 2021

Following the publishing of further outcome reports on the roadmap reviews, the Prime Minister has confirmed that England will move to the final stage of easing coronavirus restrictions on 19 July.

Roadmap Review, COVID-Status Certification Reports and Social Distancing Update

Articles & Blogs Employment

Should payment under a settlement agreement be taxed as 'earnings'?

Friday, 05 June 2015

In a recent case, the First-tier Tribunal held that a payment made to an employee under a settlement agreement in settlement of a potential race discrimination claim.


Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Summary of the Latest NQHR HR Club

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Narrow Quay HR runs a series of HR Clubs throughout the year and the most recent is summarised in this article. If readers want to sign up to the next session, the link is set out below.

New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow the End of Furlough