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New Acas guidance – Mental health in the workplace

New Acas guidance – Mental health in the workplace

Today is World Mental Health Day and to mark this, Acas have published new guidance on mental health and stress in the workplace...

Is suspending an employee pending a disciplinary hearing always the right thing to do?

Is suspending an employee pending a disciplinary hearing always the right thing to do?

Employers often suspend employees pending a disciplinary hearing. This can either be to keep them out of the way whilst the investigation is carried out, or because the employer is concerned about the potential for acts of misconduct to take place in the meantime. Most employers assume that...

Employment Status – Addison Lee drivers are workers

Employment Status – Addison Lee drivers are workers

In the case of M Lange & Others v Addison Lee Limited an employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Addison Lee drivers were workers and not self-employed...

7 ways you could be breaching the national minimum wage without realising

7 ways you could be breaching the national minimum wage without realising

Certain deductions made by employers from workers’ pay, or payments made by a worker to a third party, can reduce pay for National Minimum Wage (NMW) purposes, meaning that as an employer, you could be inadvertently failing to pay the required rates...

New Acas guidance – Supporting parents with ill or premature babies

New Acas guidance – Supporting parents with ill or premature babies

New advice has been published today by Acas to assist employers in supporting staff who have given birth to premature or ill babies...

New Acas research paper – Supporting trans employees in the workplace

New Acas research paper – Supporting trans employees in the workplace

Acas have published a new research paper on supporting trans employees in the workplace...

Suitable Alternative Employment

Suitable Alternative Employment

A question that we are being asked more often is how to assess whether, in a redundancy situation, a role can be declared as suitable alternative employment, meaning that if the employee unreasonably refuses to accept the role, they would no longer be entitled to a redundancy payment...

10 tips for ensuring effective equal opportunities training

10 tips for ensuring effective equal opportunities training

All employers are under a duty to ensure that discrimination does not occur in the workplace. Having a clear Equal Opportunities Policy and conducting training on the policy for employees can help to set expectations around behaviour and minimise the risk of legal claims...

Holiday Pay Update: Voluntary Overtime

Holiday Pay Update: Voluntary Overtime

Following our updates on holiday pay on 12 September 2016 and 2nd March 2017 (see the links to those updates here: https://esphr.co.uk/news/holiday-pay-the-basics- and https://esphr.co.uk/news/holiday-pay-update), we now have a ruling from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case Dudley...

Employment update – Tribunal fees

Employment update – Tribunal fees

The Supreme Court has allowed the appeal by Unison against the legality of the current system of employment tribunal fees. The Supreme Court held that the fees regime, introduced in 2013, is unlawful because the fees are not set at an affordable level and effectively prevent access to justice in...

A quick guide to employment status

A quick guide to employment status

Companies often engage people to carry out work in a number of different ways, depending on the nature of the work involved and the type of relationship that they want to have. However, it is crucial that companies ensure they are putting the right contracts in place with each person. Different...

What does the Taylor Review mean for HR?

What does the Taylor Review mean for HR?

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (the Review) was published last week. Commissioned by Theresa May shortly after she became Prime Minister last summer, the independent review examined how employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models,...