• Expensive Sexist Comment

    The Court of Appeal confirms compensation of over £360,000 to a former secretary at BAE Systems BEA Systems (Operations) Ltd v Marion Konczak at the Court of Appeal – click here for the judgment Does anyone remember the original case, back in 2008? Probably not, because at the original tribunal Ms Konczak, a secretary at […]

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  • Employment Tribunal Fees Quashed

    Employment Tribunal Fees Quashed by Supreme Court In today’s ruling the Supreme Court has said that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful. The Trade Union (UNISON) had sought a judicial review and a quashing order and they got what they asked for. The Supreme Court has held that the fees breach EU principles as well as […]

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  • Taylor Review

    The Taylor Review on Modern Working Practices The Taylor Review on employment has been published and the PM has said that she will be looking closely at implementing the recommendations. The report is actually called Good Work, The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices and can be found by clicking here One of the recommendations […]

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  • Manifesto Employment Highlights

    Manifesto Employment Highlights As you might imagine all the three main parties are talking about worker’s rights in their manifestos. Labour are leading the charge with policies that cost industry rather than the government in an attempt to woo the worker. The Conservatives are also being fairly generous with employer’s bank accounts, while the Liberal […]

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  • Deliveroo

    Update on status of Deliveroo riders As promised here is the latest Gig economy update           The Deliveroo situation has progressed a little further with a change of contract coming from the  Deliveroo bosses. Under the new, much smaller, contract, or as it is known “supplier agreement” the riders will be […]

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  • 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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