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Guide to Landmark case in collective bargaining arrangement

This is a helpful decision for employers who may be trying to settle a dispute with unions or circumvent an impasse in negotiations. This case makes it clear that  a one-off agreement with employees will not be sufficient to amount to a breach of section 145B.

Article by: Rebecca McGuirk | Published: 18 July 2019

What’s next for the gig economy?

As well as these types of strategic concerns, HR teams need to keep up to date with practical matters such as National Minimum Wage rises announced in the last budget.  This takes effect from April and, at the same time, minimum contribution for auto-enrolment pension schemes are also increasing.

Article by: Emma Shipp | Published: 2 May 2019

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A guide to disguised remuneration – time to act is now

As HMRC gears up to take action against the more than 40,000 businesses and individuals who have taken part in disguised remuneration schemes in order to avoid their full tax liabilities, guidance is being offered to those now facing huge tax bills as a result

Article by: David Redfern | Published: 16 April 2019

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Employment law: A guide to ten legal changes in the workplace

This year is set to be a busy year for HR and employment law. From post-Brexit immigration rule changes and gender pay gap reporting, to age discrimination at work, employers are faced with amended employment laws and new deadlines for their organisation to meet

Article by: Hayley Marles | Published: 8 April 2019

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When does notice of termination take effect?

The Supreme Court’s decision last month in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood was not just academically interesting, but also serves as another useful reminder to all HR practitioners of the importance of ensuring that any notice to terminate employment has been properly communicated to the employee in a clear and timely manner.

Article by: Leon Deakin | Published: 17 June 2018

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Pimlico Plumbers – no game changer

A plumber has won the latest round in a long running legal battle for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling issued today. The case, involving Pimlico Plumbers and one of its contractors, is not about whether the plumber, Gary Smith, was employed or self-employed for income tax purposes but whether he was a worker or self-employed for employment law purposes.

Article by: Nigel Morris | Published: 15 June 2018

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Can the employment gap ever be closed for disabled people?

Frustratingly, the Chancellor missed opportunity to put people with disabilities at the centre of employment plans, says Business Disability Forum. Business Disability Forum outlined its views today on the Chancellor's budget statement, urging more action on closing the disability employment gap. Article by Diane Lightfoot, CEO of Business Disability Forum.

Article by: Diane Lightfoot | Published: 7 December 2017