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Changes to Pay Statements from April 2019 - What You Need to Know

Friday, 11 May 2018

An amendment to the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA), which comes into force on 6 April 2019, means that all workers...

Pay Legislation

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Is It Indirect Sex Discrimination to Pay Only Statutory Shared Parental Pay but Enhanced Maternity Pay?

Friday, 11 May 2018

Many employers offer enhanced maternity leave benefits, whilst limiting the pay of those taking shared parental leave (SPL) to the statutory rate. A recent case has left some ambiguity as to whether this may be indirectly discriminatory…

Shared Parental Pay

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Testing Times: An Examination of Schools' Obligations to Provide Exam Services

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

We regularly hear about the pressures on teachers to deliver good exam results and about the effects on them of 'hyper accountability' for lofty parental aspirations.

Testing Times: An Examination of Schools' Obligations to Provide Exam Services

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Shared Parental Pay - Latest Case Law

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Is it direct sex discrimination to pay only statutory shared parental pay to male employees but enhanced maternity pay to female employees?

Shared Parental Pay - Latest Case Law

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Does Continuing to Work Following an Employer's Breach of Contract Indicate Acceptance of the Breach?

Friday, 27 April 2018

In the recent case of Abrahall & Ors v Nottingham City Council & Anor, the Court of Appeal considered whether or not continuing to work following a pay cut that was held to be a breach of contract amounted to acceptance of the lower rates of pay.

Does Continuing to Work Following an Employer's Breach of Contract Indicate Acceptance of the Breach?

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Supreme Court Limits Scope of "Wrotham Park Damages" in Landmark Breach of Covenant Case

Friday, 27 April 2018

The Supreme Court has allowed the defendants' appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision in respect of damages for breaches of restrictive covenant in the case of Morris-Garner v One Step.

Supreme Court Limits Scope of

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Taxation of Compensation Payments for Injury to Feelings - What is the Current Position?

Friday, 27 April 2018

In the recent case of Moorthy v HMRC, the Court of Appeal held that a payment to the Claimant for injury to feelings was not taxable under the Income Tax (Earnings and Pension) Act 2003 (ITEPA).

Taxation of Compensation Payments for Injury to Feelings - What is the Current Position?

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Taylor Review Update

Thursday, 22 March 2018

After being published in July last year, the government has now responded to Matthew Taylor's review of the UK labour market and employment practices - the Taylor Review.

Gig Economy

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Further Clarification About When a Claimant Can Add New Claims to Existing Employment Tribunal Cases

Friday, 20 April 2018

In the case of Reuters Ltd v Cole, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether the employee could amend his claim to include allegations of direct disability discrimination.

Are Workers Entitled to be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-By'?

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Is It Direct Sex Discrimination to Pay Only Statutory Shared Parental Pay to Male Employees But Enhanced Maternity Pay to Female Employees?

Friday, 20 April 2018

No, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the recent case of Capita Customer Management Ltd (CCM) v Ali, with the ruling that the purpose of shared parental leave is different to maternity leave and that the two are not therefore comparable.

Are Workers Entitled to be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-By'?

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Employment

Renewal of Fixed Term Contracts and Unfair Dismissal - A Cautionary Tale for Schools

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Does the fact that an employer complies with the Fixed Term Employees Regulations 2002 necessarily mean it acted fairly when deciding against the renewal of a fixed-term contract?

Employment Law

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Employment

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Anyone in a role managing staff within their school will face difficult conversations from time to time. Whether it's talking to someone in your department about their work not quite being up to standard, managing team dynamics or dealing with...

Narrow Quay HR

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Travel Time Between Home and a Temporary Workplace Can Count Towards 'Working Time'

Friday, 20 April 2018

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court has ruled that necessary time spent travelling to and/or from a location other than a fixed or habitual place of work to carry out a single assignment in that other location, constitutes 'working time'.

Are Workers Entitled to be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-By'?

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Are Workers Entitled to Be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-by'?

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

It is common for public sector organisations to use workers on 'stand-by', such as care workers, paramedics and firefighters.

Are Workers Entitled to be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-By'?