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  • 5 Dec 2017
    We’re all used to minimum wage changes in October, but it’s all change from this year with the annual revisions coming in ahead of Easter, and now including a 30p rise in the National Living Wage. Read on to see the rate changes that will be effective from 1st April 2017.

  • 5 Dec 2017
    The Working Time Regs 1998 entitle employees to a minimum of 5.6 weeks statutory holiday each year equating to 28 days for those who work a 5 day week. If an employee is allowed less than 5.6 weeks then put simply you will be breaking the law. For many employers with an April – March holiday year that will indeed happen this holiday year. Our full article outlines the problem...and an appealing solution.

  • 5 Dec 2017
    Potentially quite a lot following the very important case of King Vs Sash Windows at the European Court of Justice – a decision that will influence domestic decisions. The central theme here of course is to make absolutely sure that your ‘self employed’ people are really that – we’ve reported on numerous cases when the courts said they weren’t (Uber, Pimlico Plumbers etc.) This case highlights just how expensive a decision along these lines could be. Forewarned is forearmed, read our briefing for more (and what you should do next.)

  • 4 Dec 2017
    The festive season carries its own challenges for employers, and while in most cases, we can relax and enjoy ourselves, there are some common problems and not all the potential issues are as obvious as the ‘inappropriate’ use of the office photocopier! So what can you do if staff misbehave at staff parties?

  • 31 Oct 2017
    Discrimination cases can be the most expensive to defend and carry the highest compensation payments for successful claimants. When Ms Ramos, a nurse breastfeeding her 4 month old child, claimed her role was causing risk to her and her baby, her employer failed to carry our a proper risk assessment and the European Court of Justice subsequently ruled that its actions amounted to direct sex discrimination.