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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...

Family Friendly Rights – What's on the horizon?

Family Friendly Rights – What's on the horizon?

Employees have a number of fundamental family friendly rights in the workplace. It is important to be aware of the family friendly rights available to your employees and to be alert to any proposed new rights. In this blog, we explore what changes are on the horizon...

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...

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,...

Shared Parental Pay: Are we required to enhance ShPP if we offer enhanced maternity pay?

Shared Parental Pay: Are we required to enhance ShPP if we offer enhanced maternity pay?

The answer is possibly – an Employment Tribunal has just upheld a claim of direct sex discrimination from a male employee who complained that he did not receive full pay during a period of shared parental leave, when the employer offered female employees on maternity leave up to 14 weeks’ full...

Budget 2017 – what does HR need to know?

Budget 2017 – what does HR need to know?

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, used yesterdays’ Spring Budget to launch a series of measures aimed at boosting technical skills and productivity and raising tax contributions from workers who are self-employed or who operate through limited companies...

Finding the Right Balance – Time off for parents

Finding the Right Balance – Time off for parents

A study undertaken by the Modern Families Index Report showed that of the 2,750 parents surveyed, 69% of fathers said they would consider their childcare arrangements before they took a new job or promotion, 47% to want to downshift into a less stressful job and 38% would be willing to take a...

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine - Legal lowdown: What 2017 holds

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine - Legal lowdown: What 2017 holds

The autumn tends to be very busy for HR professionals as they try to get to grips with a host of employment law changes. But which upcoming legislative changes will affect HR professionals in 2017 and beyond? We examine the key ones HR will need to be prepared for...

Revised Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations

Revised Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations

On 6 December 2016 the Government published a significantly revised version of the draft the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations regarding the obligation on large employers (with 250 or more employees) to report on gender pay gap data...

Parental leave – can you discriminate between mothers and fathers?

Parental leave – can you discriminate between mothers and fathers?

An Employment Tribunal has considered, for the first time, whether different parental leave policies for men and women can be discriminatory. The case will be of persuasive guidance to other Tribunals.

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination - how can you avoid it?

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination - how can you avoid it?

There has been a lot of activity in the news over the past few days surrounding pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace. The topic has become a forefront issue following a report carried out by the Women and Equalities Committee. In their report, the Women and Equalities...

What are the implications of Brexit on Employment Law?

What are the implications of Brexit on Employment Law?

At long last the campaign is over and we know that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Whichever way you voted, the question on everyone’s lips is – What happens now?