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Tribunal Orders Employer to Pay £2 Million in Compensation and Carry Out Equal Pay Audit

Thursday, 24 March 2022

In the case of Macken v BNP Paribas London Branch, the Employment Tribunal has awarded significant compensation to the Claimant, and ordered her employer to carry out an equal pay audit.

Tribunal Orders Employer to Pay £2 Million in Compensation and Carry Out Equal Pay Audit

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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Increases for April 2022

Thursday, 24 March 2022

The Government has announced its annual increases to the National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 23 and over, and National Minimum Wage (NMW) for workers aged 22 and under. The changes will come into effect on 1 April 2022.

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Increases for April 2022

Articles & Blogs Employment

Home Office Publishes Two Updated Codes of Practice for Employers

Thursday, 24 March 2022

The Home Office has published two new codes of practice for employers on preventing illegal working, and avoiding discrimination while preventing illegal working.

Immigration - Home Office Publishes Two Updated Codes of Practice for Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Mandatory Vaccination Revoked in Health and Social Care Sectors

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Following the recent Government consultation, regulations revoking the requirement for mandatory COVID vaccinations in the Health and Social Care sectors are now in force.

Mandatory Vaccination Revoked in Health and Social Care Sectors

Articles & Blogs Employment Higher Education

Changes to Right to Work Checks from 6 April 2022

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

From 6 April 2022 there were important changes to the way universities and other employers conduct right to work checks, as well as the documents employers can accept as evidence that job applicants and employees can work in the UK.

Changes to Right to Work Checks from 6 April 2022

Articles & Blogs Employment

Resignation, Bonus and Payment and Lieu of Notice

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Will a pay in lieu of notice (PILON) clause exercised after an employee has already resigned, change a resignation into a dismissal?

Resignation, Bonus and Payment and Lieu of Notice

Articles & Blogs Employment

Gender Imbalance Found in Flexible Working for Caregivers

Thursday, 17 March 2022

New research by Business in the Community and Ipsos highlights experiences and attitudes about combining paid work with care, showing that caring responsibilities disproportionately limit women's career progression.

Gender Imbalance Found in Flexible Working for Caregivers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Court of Appeal Determines 'Irreducible Minimum of Obligation' Not a Prerequisite of Worker Status

Friday, 11 March 2022

The 'irreducible minimum' is a phrase coined in order to describe the three central factors which will generally determine whether an employment relationship exists between two parties - personal service, control and mutuality of obligation.

Court of Appeal Determines 'Irreducible Minimum of Obligation' Not a Prerequisite of Worker Status

Articles & Blogs Employment

Living With COVID Strategy - What Changes Are Coming Into Effect?

Thursday, 17 March 2022

The transition from compulsory to advisory self-isolation marks a key shift in the Government's COVID-19 response. However, it is not the only important change employers should note.

Living With COVID Strategy - What Changes Are Coming Into Effect?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Should Long COVID Be Treated as a Disability?

Friday, 11 March 2022

The head of employment policy at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) suggests employers should treat staff suffering from long COVID as disabled. what does this mean for employers?

Should Long COVID Be Treated as a Disability?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Employment

Personal Emails Sent from General Business Enquiries Account Not Private or Confidential

Friday, 11 March 2022

In the case of Brake and another v Guy and others, the Court of Appeal has found an employee's personal emails sent from a general business enquiries account could not reasonably be expected to remain private or confidential.

Personal Emails Sent from General Business Enquiries Account Not Private or Confidential

Articles & Blogs Employment

Mandatory Vaccination Revoked in Health and Social Care Sectors from 15 March 2022

Friday, 04 March 2022

We previously reported on the Government's proposal to scrap mandatory vaccination for staff in the health and social care sectors. This week, the Government has confirmed the Regulations revoking the policy will come into effect on 15 March 2022.

Mandatory Vaccination Revoked in Health and Social Care Sectors from 15 March 2022

Articles & Blogs Employment

Tribunal Orders Re-engagement of Unfairly Dismissed Trader

Friday, 04 March 2022

A trader unfairly dismissed from his job at a bank in London has won a re-engagement order for an associated company in Hong Kong, and over £1.5 million in lost salary and benefits between dismissal and re-engagement.

Tribunal Orders Re-engagement of Unfairly Dismissed Trader

Articles & Blogs Employment

Both Employer and Employee Conduct Can Affect Unfair Dismissal Compensation

Friday, 04 March 2022

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision provides a useful demonstration of the circumstances under which the conduct of either employer or employee can reduce the amount of compensation awarded in an unfair dismissal claim.

Both Employer and Employee Conduct Can Affect Unfair Dismissal Compensation

Articles & Blogs Employment

TV Presenter Not an Employee Under IR35

Friday, 25 February 2022

An individual’s employment status for tax determines the taxes they pay. Individuals who avoid income tax and National insurance by supplying services through an intermediary in order to disguise their employment status, are targeted under a set of rules.

TV Presenter Not an Employee Under IR35