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Professional harm through adverse personal employment claims

09 September 2019

Employment Tribunals publish their judgments online. They include a full narrative of the dispute. Last year, a lawyer damaged his professional reputation due to a Regulator’s rebuke after an Employment Tribunal found he had unfairly dismissed and discriminated against his nanny.

Schools using ACAS holiday pay calculation risk holiday pay liabilities after holiday pay case

30 August 2019

Schools and employers of casual workers using ACAS approved holiday pay calculation at risk of holiday pay liabilities after court decides part-year worker was underpaid holiday pay.

Work experience and internships: to pay or not to pay?

07 August 2019

Summer’s here, and along with enjoying the sunshine businesses around the UK often offer internships or work experience to students. But how should they be treated? Do they need to be paid?

How can recruitment companies ensure they are paying national minimum wage correctly?
Charlie Barnes

12 June 2019

We have seen HMRC focus its attention on a range of sectors to enforce compliance with national minimum wage (NMW) regulations. The recruitment sector has come under the spotlight, with the recent case of Staffline, the recruitment and training group, who had a historical breach of NMW.

Equal pay – What could the ASDA decision mean for employers?

08 March 2019

The recent ASDA equal pay decision shines a spotlight on the significant liabilities employers could be unknowingly storing up for the future. We explore why this might be the case.

Changes in working rights – what the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors should prepare for
Charlie Barnes

05 March 2019

An employment law update including The Good Work Plan, casual worker guidelines, holiday pay guidance, new legislation for the handling of staff tips, a worker exploitation consultation, and updates on the National Minimum Wage and the status of Uber drivers.

Holiday pay - are you making an expensive mistake?

22 February 2019

With employment tribunal claims on the increase and state enforcement of holiday pay on the horizon, we look at how employers often get it wrong and why that can be an expensive mistake.

National Minimum Wage – what to expect in 2019

18 January 2019

What are the key National Minimum Wage issues you need to be aware of in 2019? Our article reminds you of the rates and highlights some of the problem areas for employers paying on or near the National Minimum Wage.

An employee savings scheme which might result in a £21m NMW employers liability
Charlie Barnes

04 January 2019

A tax technicality connected to a Christmas savings scheme may result in supermarket Iceland breaching National Minimum Wage regulations. Our article explores the implications of this and other corporate activities which may result in inadvertent breaches of this complex legislation.

Employment law predictions for 2019

14 December 2018

As 2018 ends, we take a look some of the key issues employers will be facing in 2019.

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