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Gender pay gap reporting obligations have finally arrived. For private sector employers, 5 April 2017 is the first “snapshot” date, against which the pay equality data will need to be provided. So, what exactly are the reporting obligations? Timings The… Read on
On 1 March 2017 the groundbreaking Trade Union Act 2016 came into force. But what are its main provisions? What changes will it entail? Highlights of the new legislation include: 50% ballot participation threshold 40% “important public services” ballot support… Read on
Lock v. British Gas, the case dealing with commission payments and annual leave has, it appears, reached a conclusion at last. Background The Supreme Court has refused British Gas leave to appeal the case any further, meaning that the case… Read on
Argos has recently been fined £1.5 million by HMRC, and ordered to repay £2.4 million in wages. The HMRC found that Argos had wrongly not been paying staff to attend briefings and for security checks. This failure to pay brought… Read on
Research by the University of Plymouth shows that fathers face more objections when looking to improve their work/life balance. The research studied responses of around 100 managers who were asked to assess for jobs fictitious applicants who were equal, apart… Read on
We report on a case which provides useful additional ammunition for businesses facing competition from staff leaving with customer lists. Background Recruitment agencies are a frequent battleground for restrictive covenant cases. Agents have a great deal of commercial contacts which… Read on
The Government has announced new minimum wage rates, which be effective April 2017-2018, at which point we will report any additional changes. 25 yrs old and over: was £7.20, will be £7.50 21 – 24 years old: was £6.70, will… Read on
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
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
These roles offer a fantastic opportunity for candidates to join Springhouse – a leading employment law boutique – and to grow a career with us. Springhouse is a busy firm of specialists, currently with 5 offices. We have ambitious plans… Read on