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Employment Limits – Yearly Review

Each year, the government reviews the various limits applicable to sums payable or due in an employment context. It is important for employers to know about these changes to ensure that they are fully aware of their obligations, and the potential risks they face with respect to their employees. With effect from 6 April 2018, …

Employment Limits – Yearly Review

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Paying the Minimum? Wage rates to increase in April 2018

National minimum wage and national living wage rates are set to increase on 1 April 2018. While all employers should ensure that their pay levels meet or exceed these rates, employers in the retail industry will be particularly affected. The rate of pay a worker is entitled to largely depends on their age – people …

Paying the Minimum? Wage rates to increase in April 2018

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New Year, New Resolutions, New Laws!

Christmas already seems like a distant memory and the focus is now very much on what is in store for 2018. Us employment lawyers had plenty of reasons to become animated during 2017, with the cancellation of Employment Tribunal fees, the constant debate about whether an individual is an employee, a worker or self-employed and …

New Year, New Resolutions, New Laws!

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A Touchy Subject… Top Five Tips for Dealing With Sexual Harassment Complaints

I was at a networking event the other night and the hot topic of conversation amongst the guests was the allegations that have been made against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein. Everyone agreed that, if the allegations are true, his behaviour was heinous and entirely unacceptable. He was a man in a position of power, who …

A Touchy Subject… Top Five Tips for Dealing With Sexual Harassment Complaints

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Holiday Pay & Overtime – to include or not to include?

Most employers will be aware of the continued uncertainty surrounding the calculation of holiday pay but we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.  The Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) recently concluded that regular payments for voluntary overtime must be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. The clarification comes after a …

Holiday Pay & Overtime – to include or not to include?

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Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees unlawful

The Supreme Court yesterday has allowed an appeal by Unison, holding that the current Employment Tribunal fees regime is unlawful, contrary to EU law and indirectly discriminatory. It found that the current fees regime had the effect of preventing the access to justice. In addition, it found that it was indirectly discriminatory towards women as …

Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees unlawful

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