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  • 14 Jul 2017
    We have case after case now of ‘self-employed’ people being considered to be workers. It started with the Uber case and since then we’ve Deliveroo and Citysprint cycle carriers and other less high profile decisions. The definition between self-employed and ‘worker’ is important as it is the difference between receiving (and not) paid holiday, sick pay, family entitlements etc.

  • 27 Jun 2017
    What should/could employers be doing to help the counter terrorism police identify persons of interest and how do our public duties overlap with our duties as employers? This very practical article covers what to watch for, and how best to deal with suspicions.

  • 23 Jun 2017
    You’ll have heard of the term ‘instant dismissal’ or ‘summary dismissal’ of course but what does it actually mean? Most employers think that in the most serious examples of misconduct the Alan Sugar style of dismissal (“You’re fired!”) is fine…it most definitely isn’t! Read our full article for the lowdown on gross misconduct dismissals.

  • 16 Jun 2017
    LinkedIn – who owns customer contacts & is it necessary to have a LinkedIn policy? Salesman A resigns and hooks up with a competitor. He uses his LinkedIn account to contact all of his past customers, and pretty soon your business starts to slide…’s a tricky business, but can employers do anything to prevent this kind of scenario?

  • 24 May 2017
    A Citizens Advice survey shows that half of zero employees…and so presumably half of zero hours employers...think, wrongly, that zero hours contracts don’t attract holiday pay. In one case a caller was entitled to £9,000 holiday back pay....for the rules and tips on how to calculate holiday pay for zero hours staff please see our full article.