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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...

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.

The Government’s response to the Taylor Report on Good Work

The Government’s response to the Taylor Report on Good Work

There has been much hype in the press about last Wednesday’s announcement by the Government that rights for those working in the gig economy will be strengthened and strictly enforced. This sounds like a radical shake-up for the growing gig economy but the announcement, whilst making promises,...

Holiday Pay Disarray – King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited

Holiday Pay Disarray – King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited

This momentous ECJ ruling is expected to bring holiday pay litigation back to the top of the agenda for many employers in the UK. The consequences of this ruling are far-reaching and potentially financially disastrous for some business models. The ECJ has again made it abundantly clear that the...

Mental health at work

Mental health at work

An independent review on how employers can better support the mental health of employees, including those with mental health problems or poor well-being, was published last week...

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...

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,...

10 tips for managing sickness absence

10 tips for managing sickness absence

We understand that managing sickness absences can be problematic at times for employers. It is important, however, to manage absences pro-actively, reasonably and fairly. To assist employers we have put together our top 10 tips...

11 essential HR metrics. Are you tracking all of them?

11 essential HR metrics. Are you tracking all of them?

Being able to back up your decisions with clear data evidence is all part of strong leadership in HR, and there’s a high chance you’re already on top of the 11 metrics we’ve outlined as the most important ones for any HR department to track...

Disability Discrimination: Understanding the Equality Act

Disability Discrimination: Understanding the Equality Act

In the news this week, we were informed that almost one-fifth of people (18%) diagnosed with cancer face discrimination from employers or colleagues on return to work. This statistic followed research by the charity Macmillan...