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The Disclosure and Barring Service has introduced a new online system for basic disclosure certificates. The new system will cost £25, and should provide faster turnaround times for certificates. Multiple disclosure checks still need to be made through a Responsible… Read on
If you are a member of your workplace pension scheme, the amount you pay in is set to go up this year from a minimum of 1% of salary to a minimum of 3%. This increase could test the household… Read on
A London Council has become the first employer to offer enhanced leave to parents who have a premature baby. Waltham Forest council is introducing an extra week’s maternity and paternity leave for every week that parents of premature babies spend… Read on
Despite Brexit being likely to take up most of the government’s time, for at least another 12 months, there is plenty set in change in the world of employment law this year which will affect both individuals and organisations. So,… Read on
A recent decision confirms that whistleblowing protection does not apply if a disclosure is made purely out of self-interest. Protection for whistleblowers Workers who disclose wrongdoing by their employer (or a third party) enjoy enhanced legal protection from detriment or… Read on
Can an employer be held liable when an employee intentionally breaches data protection laws? According to a recent High Court case, the answer is yes. In the case of Various claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC, the Court ruled that… Read on
What happens to ongoing equal pay claims when employees transfer to a new company after their previous employer has become insolvent? That was the question considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Graysons Restaurants Ltd v… Read on
The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that video surveillance of lecture halls at the University of Montenegro infringed professors’ right to privacy under Article 8 (right to respect for one’s “private and family life”) of the European… Read on
The Government recently published the latest list of employers who have been fined for paying their staff less than the required amount under national minimum wage legislation. 16,000 workers received £1.7 million in back pay and across the UK 260… Read on
From the beginning of April 2018, the statutory payments that eligible employees receive while on maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental or sick leave will go up. Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and maternity allowance will increase to £145.18 (from… Read on