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Friday 22 April


Staff accuse B&Q of using national living wage as ‘excuse’ to cut pay and benefits

Employers should be aware of taking ‘kneejerk moves’ when introducing measures to offset increased wage costs as B&Q recently found out.

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BREXIT: What does this mean for Employers?

Now that the UK’s European In/Out Election date has been set for 23 June 2016 we explore what exactly a possible exit means for UK Employment Law and businesses.

  • Will all laws revert back to 1993?
  • What about holiday pay cases?
  • Will this have an impact on the free movement of people?
  • Will any changes be made to TUPE and discriminaiton laws?

Click here to find out.

Don't become a slave to modern slavery

Are you a supplier of some kind?

Is there a business in the supply chain above you that turns over £36m?

If so, don’t shy away from the Modern Slavery provisions.

We can assist your with the following:

  • Modern Slavery Statement;
  • Modern slavery Policy;
  • Supply Chain Due Diligence; and/or
  • Modern Slavery Audits.

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Commission must be calculated into holiday pay

In February, we saw confirmation from the Employment Appeal Tribunal that commission should be calculated into holiday pay.

What does this mean for employers?  Click here to find out.

Be aware of contacting employees on sick leave with non-urgent matters

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently decided that contacting an employee to raise non-urgent concerns while they were off sick with work-related stress amounted to a breach of contract allowing the employee to bring a tribunal claim.

In this case an employee off sick with depression and anxiety was contacted during sick leave to discuss non-urgent concerns about her work.  The employee successfully won a tribunal claim for constructive unfair dismissal.

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Don't go breaking my heart

So it begins, you finally speak to the strange new person in the office and it turns out although they have that annoying habit of murdering their keyboard when things aren’t entirely going their way you get talking and it turns out they’re quite nice.

Roll on a few months and you find each other spending time with each other outside of the office, lunch, coffee, dinner; holding hands at the Christmas party and et voila Facebook update; Sheila and Tim are now in a relationship.

Let us stop it there.  That’s all well and good for Sheila and Tim but legally, as an employer what should you be mindful of?  Click here to read more.

Care company could face legal action over wages

A major care company could be facing a bill for hundreds of thousands of pounds for non-payment of the minimum wage.

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July Sporting Bonanza Incoming - Be Prepared!

The weekend of July 9/10 2016 promises to be a busy time for sports fans. In the line-up we have; on the fighting front Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 200 Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor’s grudge match following Mcregor’s first ever loss earlier this year. In boxing we have the two British Heavyweight Champions of the world on show with Anthony Joshua’s first defence of his heavyweight coinciding with the long awaited rematch of British Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester. In other sports we have the Wimbledon Singles final, the Silverstone British Grand Prix then finally on football we have the final of the Euro 2016 tournament. Then to round things off in all these coincide with the Long Course Weekend 2016 based in Tenby spread over the three days!

With all this going on there are some potential headaches for employers authorising holiday and some dubious sick days to be had. 

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Rugby: The Hooligans Game Played by Gentleman or the Hooligans Game Played by Racists?

The scene is set Wales versus England on the 12 March 2016, a grudge match needing no additional motive. The game eventually won by England; who marched on to their first Grand Slam for 13 years however that success was somewhat marred by an incident involving England Prop Joe Marler and Wales Prop Samson Lee.

The comment ‘Gypsy boy’ was caught on the referee’s microphone during the match which left a media storm raging long after the final whistle, and even after the tournament concluded. So in the eyes of the law is calling someone of a traveller background ‘Gypsy Boy’ racist?

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Employment Law Facts and Figures

With employment law changing so frequently, we are mindful that employers may find it hard to keep up to date with the latest regulations.

As part of our commitment to helping you minimise the risk to your business of an employment claim, please click here to access a handy guide to current key facts and figures relating to employment law.


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