• Gender Pay Gap – Brierley and others v Asda Stores Ltd

    Gender Pay Gap – Brierley and others v Asda Stores Ltd The Gender Pay gap is certain to be this year’s hot topic as businesses have to fess up to the inequalities in their pay schemes. One of the biggest cases on equal pay (7000 claims) is that of Brierley and others v Asda Stores Ltd. […]

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  • Salary Sacrifice Changes for 2017

    Salary Sacrifice 2017 Relevant changes to Salary Sacrifice from 6 April 2017 In the Government’s Autumn Statement the Chancellor announced plans to change salary sacrifice schemes whereby employers support their staff with additional benefits through salary sacrifice. A whole range of benefits have been paid in this way historically from pension contributions and childcare to […]

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  • Brexit and your workforce

    Brexit and your workforce Now that Article 50 has been triggered we are on a two year timetable towards our independence from the European Union. That is actually, probably, a bit dramatic, but one thing is certain and that is that many EU citizens in the workforce are very worried about their future in the UK. […]

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  • Employment Claim Statistics

    Employment Claim Statistics This just in from our good friends at Straight Solutions Ltd You Couldn’t Make It Up Statistically a business is far more likely to have an expensive employment claim than it is to experience a serious fire, theft or flood claim. The facts: – ACAS notifications now exceed 1800 per month – 22% go […]

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  • National Living Wage

    The National Living Wage and The National Minimum Wage Slightly confusing having two different names, but the National Living Wage is simply the National Minimum wage for anyone over 25 years of age. In the past the National Minimum Wage has increased every October, in fact in October 2016, just 6 months ago the rates […]

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  • Employment Status

    Employment Status The question of employment status is receiving more and more publicity lately with Uber drivers, Pimlico Plumbers and Deliveroo riders claiming that they are workers while the companies are arguing that they are self-employed. So what is the difference? Previously we had employees (on a contract of service) and self-employed (on a contract […]

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  • Top 3 Cases for 2016

    Top 3 Cases in Employment Law for 2016 – probably! This is actually just my opinion and not actually passed around the team, but I think the  Top 3 cases in Employment law for 2016 are: 3. British Gas v Lock and Others – Holiday Pay – This one seems to have been going on for years and […]

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  • Staff Sickness

    Staff Sickness We all get sick from time to time, so it is important to know what employees are entitled to by way of sick pay and if necessary how to mount a challenge if we think that a member of staff is taking advantage of the system. These brief notes follow from my interview […]

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  • Employment Tribunal orders Network Rail to pay almost £30,000 to male employee for sex discrimination following a dispute over shared parental pay.

    A Glasgow employment tribunal  has ordered  Network Rail to pay almost £30,000 to a male employee for sex discrimination claim following a dispute over shared parental pay.   The Facts: Mr Snell and his wife were both employed by Network Rail and decided to take shared parental leave to care for their child. When they […]

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  • Extending Maternity Protection

    Extending Maternity Protection A new report suggests that as many as 54,000 new or expectant mothers have been forced out of their job since 2005, it further suggests that this is double previous figures. The Women and Equalities Committee has put forward various suggestions to help reduce this figure. A German model has been suggested […]

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