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It was previously announced that the Government intended to start charging employer National Insurance Contributions on termination payments above £30,000 from April this year. However, it has now been confirmed that this change will not take effect until April 2019.… Read on
Many organisations recognise that their workforces are not as diverse as they could be in order to better reflect the society they operate in. This isn’t just a case of demonstrating an employer’s PC credentials – there are recognised business… Read on
The law which applies when an employer wants to make staff redundant is complex and it is easy for organisations to make mistakes. Retail giants Tesco and Sainsbury announced recently they were making significant numbers of staff redundant. It is… Read on
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 to 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