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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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Payment Practices and Performance Reporting Regulations 2017

Payment Practices and Performance Reporting Regulations 2017

It has been almost a year since the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations SI 2017/395 ("The Regulations") came into force. The Regulations were the brain-child of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Chartered Institute of Credit Management in...

New Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

New Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

The Ministry of Justice has published the provisional tribunal statistics for October to December 2017.

Termination Payments for Employees – Tax changes

Termination Payments for Employees – Tax changes

Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter in 1789 in which he stated famously, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Fast forward 229 years and actually taxation issues are far from certain in one distinct area of employment law, that surrounding termination payments,...

#BeastfromtheEast – An employment law guide

#BeastfromtheEast – An employment law guide

With the “Beast from the East” hitting the entire country, here is a quick guide for how to deal with the inevitable disruption to your business...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – The clock is ticking

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – The clock is ticking

The deadline for private and voluntary sector employers who had 250 or more employees on 5 April 2017 to publish their gender pay gap information is rapidly approaching...