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Fit for Work assessment service to end

The Fit for Work service has announced that from 15 December 2017, Fit for Work will no longer be running its referral and assessment service. All of the advice and guidance elements of Fit for Work remain in place.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 21 December 2017

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Morrisons vicariously liable for staff data breach

In Various Claimants and WM Morrisons Supermarket PLC, Andrew Skelton, a former internal auditor, copied payroll data relating to 99,998 employees to a USB stick and then posted the personal details online.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 19 December 2017

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Compensation for denied holiday entitlement can go back a number of years

In King v The Sash Window Workshop Ltd, the ECJ had to consider how the EU Working Time Directive applied to a reference from the UK’s Court of Appeal about King’s case, where he had not taken or been paid for annual holiday from 1999 to 2012 because he had been wrongly categorised as self-employed, when in fact he was a ‘worker’.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 18 December 2017

DWP publishes proposed benefit rates 2018 to 2019

The DWP have published the proposed benefit rates for 2018 to 2019, which will apply from April 2018, with the four family-friendly weekly standard leave payments (SAP, SMP, SPP and SSPP) increasing to £145.18.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 7 December 2017

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Government accepts LPC NMW/NLW hourly rate recommendations

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations for increases to the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage hourly rates, to come into force in April 2018.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 6 December 2017