ACAS publishes new guidance on employment status

Employment status is very much the hot topic in employment law at the moment, and not just amongst employment lawyers. The recent decisions in the Uber, Pimlico Plumbers and CitySprint cases (and Deliveroo which is on the way) have direct… Read on

New Employment Tribunal Limits for April 2017

Maximum and minimum awards in the Employment Tribunal will increase from 6 April 2017 in the following key ways: Unfair dismissal: cap on compensation awards rises from £78,962 to £80,541 Basic award: minimum basic awards for automatically unfair dismissal (for… Read on

Settlement agreement FAQs

We have produced many guides about settlement agreements, and here are your most popular questions about them. What are settlement agreements? Settlement agreements (which use to be called compromise agreements) are used to bring employment to an end. They are… Read on

Consultant or employee: why the distinction matters.

Put simply, this is one of the most fundamental and important questions for those thinking of engaging people and, indeed, in employment law. The modern phenomenon of the so-called ‘gig economy’ has brought the issue into sharp relief. Why is… Read on

Pimlico Plumbers: decision explained here

Hot on the heels of the decision in CitySprint that bicycle couriers were ‘workers’ entitled to holiday pay, and the decision in Uber regarding drivers, the Court of Appeal has affirmed in the case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Mullins… Read on

What is redundancy?

Redundancy is a situation where an employee either loses their job because there is less work available, or they are dismissed for a reason not related to them, depending on the rights that are being claimed. In a redundancy situation… Read on