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Hermes Couriers Found to Be Workers Despite Being Classed as Self-Employed

Friday, 06 July 2018

The Employment Tribunal (ET) held that despite the terms of their written agreement, Hermes couriers were in reality workers and therefore entitled to National Minimum Wage and paid annual leave.

Gig Economy

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GDPR - References Now Exempt from Disclosure

Friday, 06 July 2018

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) individuals are entitled to a copy of the personal data which your organisation holds about them and to certain supplementary information.

Data Protection Law

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When Should an Employer Consider Suspending an Employee?

Friday, 29 June 2018

ACAS has published new guidance on the process and procedure of suspension.

When Should an Employer Consider Suspending an Employee?

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Can Making an Allegation Amount to Whistleblowing?

Friday, 29 June 2018

There is no reason why not, according to the Court of Appeal in Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth.

Can Making an Allegation Amount to Whistleblowing?

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New UK Immigration Status for EU Citizens and Their Families

Friday, 29 June 2018

The Government has released further details of their plans for confirming the immigration status of EU citizens and their families living in the UK.

New UK Immigration Status for EU Citizens and Their Families

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Sexual Harassment - What Do Employers Need to Know?

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

With the whole world taking note of the media coverage of #metoo, what do you need to know as an employer about sexual harassment?

Sexual Harassment - What Do Employers Need to Know?

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The Government Ban on Credit Card Charges - Are You Owed a Refund?

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The Payment Services Regulations 2017 came into effect on 13 January 2018, and brought into force the requirements of the Second EU Payment Services Directive ("the Directive").

The Government Ban on Credit Card Charges - Are You Owed a Refund?

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Is it Discriminatory to Issue a Written Warning to a Disabled Employee for Poor Attendance?

Friday, 22 June 2018

In the case of DL Insurance Services Ltd v O'Connor, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered this question, holding that issuing the formal warning amounted to unfavourable treatment in the circumstances...

Is it Discriminatory to Issue a Written Warning to a Disabled Employee for Poor Attendance?

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Establishing Employment Status - The Importance of Having Unambiguous Terms of Employment

Friday, 22 June 2018

In Hafal Ltd v Lane-Angell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an individual who was employed on a "bank basis" with no guaranteed hours was an employee.

Establishing Employment Status: the Importance of Having Unambiguous Terms of Employment

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Pressure on Tier 2 (General) Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship Cap Set to Ease

Friday, 22 June 2018

As the cap on Tier 2 visas for skilled non-EEA workers is hit for an unprecedented 7th successive month, the Government has announced changes which are likely to significantly ease demand.

Pressure on Tier 2 (General) Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship Cap Set to Ease

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Supreme Court Upholds 'Worker Status' Decision in Pimlico Plumbers Case

Friday, 22 June 2018

In the widely-reported case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and Mullins v Smith, the Supreme Court has upheld the decision that a plumber was engaged as a worker for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Working Time Regulations 1998...

Supreme Court Upholds 'Worker Status' Decision in Pimlico Plumbers Case

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Was It Unfair to Dismiss a Union Representative Who Misused Confidential Information?

Friday, 22 June 2018

A trade union rep who received photographs of a manager's diary entries was dismissed without notice when raised with HR. Was his dismissal considered unfair?

Was It Unfair to Dismiss a Union Representative Who Misused Confidential Information?

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What Does a Claimant Have to Prove to Obtain an Order for Interim Relief from the Tribunal?

Friday, 15 June 2018

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided helpful guidance on what threshold a claimant must meet to be awarded an Order for Interim Relief by the tribunal.

Interim Relief

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What Happens When the Pay of a Comparator in an Equal Pay Claim Changes?

Friday, 15 June 2018

Once a right to equal pay has been established, any right to higher pay is contractually binding on an employer and will remain even if the circumstances of the comparator change.

Equal Pay Claims

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Assessing Compensation for Discrimination - What Is the Impact of Health Insurance Benefits?

Friday, 15 June 2018

Where an employee has received permanent health insurance payments, having opted to receive increased cover under a flexi-benefit scheme, employers may not be able to use these to offset compensation due to the employee.

Insurance Calculation