Newsflashes

Newsflash: Employment status – short-notice rates?

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We updated you in our February 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Employment status – reviews of the Taylor Review (launched in November 2016) which has been set up to work towards resolving the complexity of employment status. What’s new? Matthew Taylor, who is leading the Taylor Review, has put forward proposals that employers who hire…
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Newsflash: Employing people with health conditions

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The Government has published guidance, available here, on employing disabled people and people with health conditions. The guidance contains a summary of information and links to resources on recruiting and employing these staff. This is to help employers increase their understanding of disability in order to enable them to recruit and support at work disabled…
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Newsflash: Religious discrimination & headscarves

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What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2016 Newsletter Case update (2): Religious discrimination – dress code on Advocate General Opinions in respect of the legality of bans on wearing headscarves at work (Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions NV and Bougnaoui and another v Micropole SA). The Advocate Generals…
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Newsflash: Intermediaries (IR35) and the public sector

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What do we already know? In our February 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Intermediaries (IR35) and the Public Sector we updated you that from 6 April 2017: individuals working through intermediaries (most commonly their own Personal Service Company (PSC)) in the public sector will no longer be responsible for deciding whether IR35 applies; and when…
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Newsflash: Public sector apprenticeship targets

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What do we already know? We updated you in our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Apprenticeships  that the Government was consulting on public sector apprenticeship targets.  The Government proposed that public bodies that have 250 or more employees in England will have a duty to have a minimum of 2.3% apprenticeship starts each year.…
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Newsflash: Holiday pay & commission

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What do we already know? Calculating holiday pay has been made much more complex over the past few years. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU, formally  known as the ECJ), EAT and subsequent Tribunal decisions in Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and Lock v British Gas have indicated that payments such as commission and bonuses, should…
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Newsflash: Public sector – New laws coming (very) soon…

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What do we already know?  Trade Union reform: We updated you in our July 2015 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Trade union bill on the Government’s proposed package of Trade Union reforms and in our December 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Trade Union Act 2016 on the detail of the ‘important public services’ (IPS), in which at least…
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Newsflash: Public sector exit payments

What do we already know?  We updated you in our October 2015 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Cap on exit payments that the Government proposed that exit payments to public sector workers should be capped at £95,000 (which include pay in lieu or notice, redundancy and ex gratia payments).   What’s new? The implementation of the…
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Newsflash: Launch of online tribunal decisions

  A free access website of Employment Tribunal decisions has been set up by the Ministry of Justice, available here. To date there are decisions available already from 2017 and also going back to 2015, with more to be added.  There is a helpful search function for use by name, date, judge or jurisdiction code.…
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Newsflash: ACAS publishes draft GPG guidance

What do we already know? We have been keeping you up to date on the Government’s proposals to introduce new gender pay reporting requirements and how our Gender Pay Gap Audit service can help you with this. For an overview of the reporting requirements see our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Gender pay –…
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