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Avoiding Discrimination in Workplace Planning

Friday, 21 August 2020

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published research revealing that young people (18 to 24) and those over 50 are at a higher risk of losing their jobs in the current economic crisis. BAME workers were reported to be twice as likely to...

Avoiding Discrimination in Workplace Planning

Articles & Blogs Employment

Equal Pay - Material Factor Defence Still Relevant Following Job Evaluation Study

Friday, 21 August 2020

The recent case of Walker v Co-Operative Group Limited contains useful guidance on defending equal pay claims.

Equal Pay - Material Factor Defence Still Relevant Following Job Evaluation Study

Articles & Blogs Employment

Breakdown in Working Relationship Led to Fair Dismissal

Friday, 21 August 2020

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently held dismissal of an employee for 'some other substantial reason' was not unfair.

Breakdown in Working Relationship Led to Fair Dismissal

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Pregnant Employees Sent Home on Statutory Sick Pay are Missing Out on Statutory Maternity Pay

Friday, 21 August 2020

The Government is coming under pressure to correct an anomaly whereby pregnant women forced onto statutory sick leave due to coronavirus (COVID-19) may wrongfully lose out on Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP).

Pregnant Employees Sent Home on Statutory Sick Pay are Missing Out on Statutory Maternity Pay

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Employment Law Round-Up

Friday, 14 August 2020

As the UK summer holiday season progresses, much remains unknown about what measures might need to be taken in order to ensure the UK's safe emergence from lockdown.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Employment Law Round-Up

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment Immigration

Coronavirus - New Immigration Guidance Published

Friday, 14 August 2020

The Home Office has published further guidance on the measures they have put in place for individuals whose UK immigration status may be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coronavirus - New Immigration Guidance Published

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Importance of Personal Performance in Determining Worker Status

Friday, 14 August 2020

The recent Employment Tribunal case of Mr S O’Eachtiarna and others v CitySprint (UK) Ltd acts as a reminder of the importance of written contractual terms in determining employment status.

The Importance of Personal Performance in Determining Worker Status

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

UK's First Recession in 11 Years - Impact on Workforce Planning

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Waking up to the sobering news this morning that the UK has officially entered recession due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

Further Details Published on Government Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Importance of Working Practices When Determining Employee Status

Friday, 07 August 2020

A recent Employment Tribunal decision on the question of employment status serves as a useful reminder of the criteria applied to a dispute of this nature.

The Importance of Working Practices When Determining Employee Status

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Draft Regulations Published on Public Sector Exit Payments

Friday, 07 August 2020

Following our report last week, the Government has now published the draft Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (Draft Regulations), introducing a £95,000 cap on exit payments in the public sector.

Draft Regulations Published on Public Sector Exit Payments

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New Details Published on the Government Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Friday, 07 August 2020

HMRC has issued a policy paper ('Paper') providing more detail on the Job Retention Bonus ('Bonus'), due to be paid out in January 2021.

Further Details Published on Government Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

HMRC Publishes Guidance on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Errors and Penalties

Friday, 07 August 2020

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ('Scheme') now well underway, it is well known HMRC has enforcement and clawback powers in order to recover money and impose penalties in case of misuse of the Scheme.

HMRC Publishes Guidance on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Errors and Penalties

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - What Notice Periods Can You Claim?

Friday, 31 July 2020

The Government released further guidance on what notice periods you can claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Consultation on a Public Sector Exit Payment Cap

Friday, 31 July 2020

The Government has issued its response to the draft Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations consultation.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Changes to the Calculation of Post-Employment Notice Pay

Friday, 31 July 2020

The Government has published the draft Finance Act 2021 which sets out a new formula for calculating post-employment notice pay.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers