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Our managing partner, Ben Power was published in the online law pages of The Times newspaper (The Brief) on 22 October 2018. This goes to show that although we may be a niche firm, we have national reach! Everyone was… Read on
The Supreme Court recently ruled in the so-called “gay cake” case in which a family bakers in Northern Ireland refused to make a cake with a slogan on it which supported gay marriage. The case generated intense media scrutiny as… Read on
According to figures recently published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the UK’s gender pay gap for full-time employees has fallen to its lowest level ever. The figure fell from 9.1% in 2017 to 8.6% this year based on… Read on
Following the introduction of mandatory gender pay reporting for larger employers in April 2017, the government is now consulting on introducing similar requirements in respect of ethnicity pay. The proposal is part of a series of measures to tackle barriers… Read on
There is currently no legal requirement for employers to provide paid time off for parents whose child has died. The government previously pledged to introduce a new entitlement for parental bereavement leave and pay and, in September 2018, the Parental… Read on
The government has announced that it will consult on requiring employers with more than 250 staff to publish their parental leave and pay policies, so job applicants can make informed decisions about whether they can combine the role with caring… Read on
The government has announced that it will be looking at creating a duty for employers to consider whether a job can be done flexibly, and to make that clear when advertising the role. The announcement was made as part of… Read on
The government has announced plans to introduce new legislation “at the earliest opportunity” to ensure that tips left for workers providing a service will go to them in full. There have been plenty of examples of restaurants such as Belgo… Read on
When is notice given by an employee not notice to resign? Recent EAT decision is warning for employers
Giving notice to your employer is a big step and one not to be taken lightly. Resigning from your job is not something that can usually be reversed – unless the employer agrees to this (they don’t have to). In… Read on
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently held that a worker on a zero hours contract satisfied the legal definition of an agency worker. This meant that he was entitled to the protections afforded by the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (the… Read on