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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.

New HR strategy to support onward growth of insurance franchise post-MBO

New HR strategy to support onward growth of insurance franchise post-MBO

Huntingdon-headquartered insurance broker Coversure is on track for further growth, following the business hitting the headlines with news of its private equity-backed MBO. A fresh HR strategy will now prove crucial to the onward success of the brand as it looks to continue bucking the industry...

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...

New Acas Guidance – The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination

New Acas Guidance – The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination

Acas has released two new guides on The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination...

Dress codes in the workplace

Dress codes in the workplace

HR Professionals may recall the highly publicised case from 2016 of Nicola Thorp, a 27 year old receptionist working as a temp via an agency, Portico, for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Part of the Portico formal dress code was for women to wear high heels. When Nicola turned up to work in flat...

New Vento Bands

New Vento Bands

Compensation for awards in discrimination is unlimited and will normally include a sum to represent financial losses (both past and future) and an award for injury to feelings. Injury to feelings are based on Vento guidelines, and these sums are subject to regular inflationary increases...