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April 2019: Employment law changes

April 2019: Employment law changes

1. The government’s ‘Good work plan’, published in December 2018, made a commitment to increase the penalties for employers that repeatedly breach their employment law obligations. Tribunals have the power to impose a £5,000 ‘aggravated breach’ penalty on...

New Acas guidance – Age discrimination for employers

New Acas guidance – Age discrimination for employers

Acas has published new guidance on age discrimination for employers. Age discrimination at work – treating someone unfairly because of age – is against the law apart from in very limited circumstances...

Hermes – paving the way for “workers”?

Hermes – paving the way for “workers”?

A new "self-employed plus" arrangement between Hermes and its couriers will provide the couriers with individually negotiated pay rates allowing them to earn at least £8.55 per hour, plus holiday pay for up to 28 days a year on a pro rata basis...

Changes to payslips from April 2019

Changes to payslips from April 2019

One of our previous blogs 'Payslips and Variable Pay' highlighted forthcoming legislation that makes changes to the obligations on employers to provide payslips to staff. In December, new guidance was published to help employers understand the new legislation...

Brexit Checklist

Brexit Checklist

The UK's departure from the European Union will bring change for businesses of every size and sector. This blog contains a checklist to assist businesses with the various challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit, and to allow businesses to prepare as best as they can, whilst the terms of...

Raising the bar for 'use it or lose it' holiday entitlement

Raising the bar for 'use it or lose it' holiday entitlement

The recent CJEU decision in Max-Planck-Gesellschaft v Shimizu shows that employers are required to “diligently” bring to the attention of employees the fact that annual leave entitlement will be lost if not taken during the leave year...

Autumn Budget 2018 – Key points for employers at a glance

Autumn Budget 2018 – Key points for employers at a glance

Key points for employers to consider following the Budget announced on 29th October 2018...

Childcare voucher scheme closes to new entrants

Childcare voucher scheme closes to new entrants

A popular benefit provided by employers to employees to help manage their childcare costs is to close to new entrants imminently. The Childcare Voucher Scheme, which has been open for the past 30 years, is being replaced by a new government initiative called Tax Free Childcare.

Brexit and Employment Law update

Brexit and Employment Law update

July 2018 has seen many memorable headlines, however Brexit continues to dominate the news, with the current state of affairs appearing somewhat, shall we say, uncertain...

Care Homes 1 Employees 0 – The sleep-in saga continues

Care Homes 1 Employees 0 – The sleep-in saga continues

As the World Cup was drawing to a close last Friday, the Court of Appeal issued a judgment reversing the EAT’s decision in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake a decision which crystallised a potential liability of up to £400m in back pay for workers performing sleep-in shifts...

New Acas Guidance – Suspension and Overtime

New Acas Guidance – Suspension and Overtime

Acas has released two new guides on Suspension and Overtime.

Employment Status Update – The Supreme Court's decision in Pimlico

Employment Status Update – The Supreme Court's decision in Pimlico

Last week saw the publication of the Supreme Court's judgment in the long-running Smith v Pimlico Plumbers litigation. Gary Smith had been engaged on a self-employed basis by Pimlico but later sought to challenge his status and claimed that he was a worker...