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.

Expected new law could offer paid leave to bereaved parents

At present, whether or not to provide leave for bereavement leave is down to the individual employer, though perhaps not for long in some cases...

TUPE - What you need to know

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) provides for the transfer of employees following the transfer of a business or where services are outsourced.

Update: An employees right to privacy

This unique case tells the story of when a line was drawn between professional and personal communications, and what access the employer had the right to...

Injunctions in employment

Two recent cases heard by the High Court and Court of Appeal provide a spotlight on the importance of injunctions in employment law.

The Taylor Review: changes for employment?

Employment status has been the dominant topic in employment law recently in light of the surge of the gig economy.

Holiday pay: further clarification

Recent Employment Tribunal decisions have changed the way employers are required to calculate holiday pay.

Mass retirement of police officers did not amount to age discrimination

In Harrod and others -v- Chief Constable of West Midlands Police and others the Court of Appeal has upheld a previous decision that mass retirement of officers implemented by a number of police forces was not discriminatory on the basis of age.

Employment Tribunal finds cycle courier was a worker and not self employed

The Employment Tribunal in Boxer –v- Excel Group Services Limited has decided that a cycle courier, who was previously labelled as self employed, was actually a worker.

Variation on a zero hours contract

Zero hours contracts have been a hot topic in employment for some time and many employers and individuals are aware of the use of such contracts.

Are performance reviews worthwhile?

There are many issues in the workplace which have the potential to cause divisions of opinion between employees and management but one issue which appears universally controversial is the concept of “performance reviews” or “appraisals”.

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