Simplifying tax and NICs on termination payments
The government has published its plans to change the way in which termination payments are treated for tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs).
Stuart Swan
30th Aug 2016
Modern Slavery
A few weeks ago, DJ Houghton Chicken Catching Services became the first UK company to be found liable to compensate victims of modern slavery.
Louise Walker
10th Aug 2016
Just Employment Law's 13 Mile March
The staff at Just Employment Law are walking 13 miles in aid of Cancer Research UK on Saturday 3 September 2016 because we want to support those affected by cancer.
David Reid
9th Aug 2016
European Court of Justice rules worker prevented from taking annual leave due to sickness can carry it forward to next holiday year
In the case of Sobczyszyn v Szkoła Podstawowa w Rzeplinie, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) considered whether a Polish teacher who was unable to take...
David Reid
9th Aug 2016
TUPE: Service Provision Change
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently reaffirmed that for a service provision change to have taken place under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection...
David McRae
4th Aug 2016
ACAS Code does not apply to some ill health dismissals
The general rule is that if an employer does not follow the ACAS Code of Practice (‘ACAS Code’) on disciplinary and grievance procedures, an Employment...
Stuart Swan
18th Jul 2016
Following Brexit, what now for UK employment law?
UK votes to leave. EU Referendum results, what now for UK employment law?
David Reid
24th Jun 2016
Holiday pay update
Many of our readers will already have read in the press that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) dismissed the appeal of British Gas in the well-publicised Lock case.
Stuart Swan
19th May 2016
Raising concerns with an employee on sick leave
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided that an employer who attempted to address workplace difficulties with an employee on sick leave constructively...
Stuart Swan
19th May 2016
EAT Disapproves HMRC Guidance on Childcare Vouchers During Maternity Leave
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that childcare vouchers provided under a salary sacrifice scheme are part of the employee’s remuneration under...
Louise Walker
28th Apr 2016
Government Funds Additional National Minimum Wage Compliance Checks
In update 202 we explained that the new National Living Wage came into effect on 1 April 2016. In addition, the government announced the new rates for...
Louise Walker
28th Apr 2016
New Employment Laws coming into force in April 2016
In this update, we cover new rules and limits in relation to the national minimum wage, penalties for unpaid tribunal awards, state second pension and tribunal...
David Reid
6th Apr 2016
Tribunal Compensation Limits
The compensation limits available for various claims at the Employment Tribunal will increase from 6 April 2016, including an increase in the maximum compensatory...
David Reid
6th Apr 2016
State Second Pension
From 6 April 2016, a single-tier state pension will replace the current two state pension elements, ie the basic pension and the state second pension (S2P).
David Reid
6th Apr 2016
Penalties for Unpaid Tribunal Awards
In a bid to enforce payment of tribunal awards or settlement sums, the government has introduced new regulations imposing tougher penalties on employers who...
David Reid
6th Apr 2016
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