When self-employment isn’t really self-employment

The Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in the widely anticipated case of Smith –v- Pimlico Plumbers Limited which deals with the issue of worker status and is expected to have knock on effects for those working in the gig economy and beyond.

Caring for elderly relatives: what rights does an employee have?

With pressures on budgets and availability of services it is perhaps unsurprising that care responsibilities increasingly fall upon the shoulders of family members. What rights do employees have to time off work to attend to such responsibilities?

Sexual harassment: A continuing spotlight

The House of Commons women and equalities select committee has been told the limit for the pursuit of sexual harassment claims is too short. Corbyn is expected to promote a ban on non-disclosure agreements in settlements of sexual harassment claims.

Increases for National Minimum Wage and Discrimination Awards

It is important that all eligible workers are paid at least the rates referred to above as the Government has the power to impose significant penalties on those employers failing to comply.

TypicalMidsCo: The latest in Gender Pay Gap reveals

This month, an internal management report on gender pay at TypicalMidsCo was leaked. It’s broad-brush but clear that the average pay for females is 20 per cent lower than males, with female managers earning 15 per cent less.

Update: changes to the taxation of termination payments

A departing employee may be offered a payment on termination which is paid under a settlement agreement and may cover entitlements such as notice pay, redundancy pay and ex gratia payments.

GDPR – considerations for employers

The GDPR will require employers to provide employees with information regarding the collection, retention and use (“processing”) of their personal data to include what data is collected, how it is held, when and why it may be processed.

Employment Focus: Gender

The way in which employers treat men and women at work can have distinct benefits on productivity and performance, but it can also pose a risk.

Employment Law Resolutions 2018

As we say goodbye to 2017 and return to the office following the festivities of Christmas and New Year what will dominate the focus of HR departments in 2018?

Christmas cheer and seasonal woes in employment law

Here we look at what common pitfalls to avoid, what happens if staff bonding goes wrong on various levels, and how to ensure that your business is protected from certain headaches of a legal nature during the festive season.

Warning to employers over National Minimum Wage

260 employers, including Primark and Sports Direct, have been named and shamed by the UK government for paying staff below the national minimum wage. Publicising cases in this way is part of the Governments wider strategy to crack down on companies b

GDPR – considerations for employers

Most businesses will now be aware of the forthcoming Data Protection Bill which brings into effect the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) and modernise our data protection laws.

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