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1001, 2019

The Good Work Plan

January 10th, 2019|Employment Law News, For Employers, Human Resources|

In the news this month: Special Edition    The Good Work Plan – proposed extensive employment law reforms following the Taylor Review, and what else to expect in 2019 The Good Work Plan On 17 December 2018, the Good Work Plan was published, being the government’s response to the Taylor [...]

1212, 2018

Workers’ Rights, GDPR, Office Banter & No-Deal Brexit Policy

December 12th, 2018|Charities, Employment Law News, For Employees, For Employers, Human Resources|

In the news this month: In the new this month: Taking Holidays, Part-Time Workers’ Fair Treatment, Workers' Rights, Officer Banter and Harassment, GDPR and Emails, Whistleblowing and Banks, Work Life after #MeToo and EU Nationals' Rights on no-deal Brexit. Taking Holiday Kreuziger v Berlin and Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften eV [...]

811, 2018

Autumn Budget, Dismissals, Employment Liability & Qualifications Post Brexit

November 8th, 2018|Employment Law News, For Employees, For Employers, Human Resources, Unfair Dismissal|

In the news this month: In the news this month: Autumn Budget, whistleblower dismissals, social events and employer liability, data breach by aggrieved employee, proposed rules on worker’s tips, mandatory Ethnicity Pay Reporting plans, and recognition of professional qualifications post-Brexit. Autumn Budget: Key Employment Announcements The Autumn Budget included [...]

910, 2018

Bereavement, Partnerships, Tribunals and Self-Employment

October 9th, 2018|Employment Law News, For Employees, For Employers, Human Resources|

In the news this month: Parental Bereavement Leave, Salaried Partner was not an employee, Tribunal Claims on the increase, No change to self-employed NIC’s, Mental Health in the Workplace initiative, possible end to Auto-Enrolment on Brexit, and tackling the Gender Paygap Right to Leave for Bereaved Parents The Parental [...]

1209, 2018

A Key Case on Legal Advice Privilege, and other stories

September 12th, 2018|Charities, Disability Discrimination, Employment Law News, For Employees, For Employers, Human Resources, Privacy|

In this month’s edition, we discuss the recently published “no-deal” Brexit Workplace Rights notice, tribunal limitation dates, bad faith in victimisation claims, new ACAS guidance on references, legal advice privilege, and our changing working world. No-Deal Brexit: Workplace Rights The government has committed to a series of technical notices aimed at providing guidance and information to [...]

2407, 2018

Hermes and Deliveroo delivered a blow on the testing issue of Employment Status

July 24th, 2018|Charities, Disability Discrimination, Employment Law News, For Employees, For Employers, Human Resources|

This month: employment status challenges, disability dismissals and justification, oncall claims, holiday pay and overtime, LGBT action plan, minimum wage “naming and shaming” and Brexit legislation  European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 receives Royal Assent On the 26th June 2018 the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 received Royal Assent. The Act provides the legal framework to facilitate [...]

1406, 2018

Stark Gender Pay Gap Stats Reported

June 14th, 2018|Disability Discrimination, Employment Law News, For Employees, For Employers, Human Resources, Unfair Dismissal|

THIS ISSUE Gender Pay Gap, Dress Codes, Paycuts, Racial Harassment, Disability and Unfair Dismissal Gender Pay Gap Reporting: The Story So Far The deadline for large private and voluntary sector employers to publish their gender pay gap (GPG) figures was 4 April 2018. More than 10,000 employers published data, with more than 1,000 reporting on the last [...]

2304, 2018

Pre-Cancerous Condition Deemed Disability

April 23rd, 2018|Disability Discrimination, Employment Law News, For Employees, For Employers, Human Resources, Mediation|

Kate Lawson THIS ISSUE: Increase in ET Claims, Deemed Disability, Retirement Benefits, Notice Pay, References, Pregnancy and Shared Parental Pay Early Conciliation Figures up by 500 Per Week Acas has published an update on employment disputes looking at the period from April to December 2017. This shows that, following the abolition in late July [...]

1403, 2018

High Costs of On-call Time

March 14th, 2018|Employment Law News, For Employers, Human Resources, Privacy|

THIS ISSUE: NMW and other pay rate increases for 2018/19, On-call time, GDPR Taylor Review Response – Itemised Payslips The draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) (No 2) Order 2018 extends the right to itemised payslip to all workers, not just employees, and allows for enforcement of that right in an employment tribunal. [...]

902, 2018

Morrisons in the News, and other Privacy issues

February 9th, 2018|Charities, Disability Discrimination, Employment Law News, For Employees, For Employers, Human Resources, Privacy|

THIS ISSUE: Cameras and Privacy, Data Breaches, Perceived Disability and Whistleblowing Lecture theatre cameras an invasion of Privacy In the case of Antović and Mirković v Montenegro, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) considered whether a University installing surveillance cameras in their student auditoriums (to ensure the safety of property and people, and to monitor teaching) [...]

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