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  • HMRC publishes guidance on new PILON tax rules but uncertainty remains

    12 April 2018

    HM Revenue & Customs has published guidance on the new rules that require income tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) to be paid on all payments in lieu of notice (“PILONS”) with effect from 6 April 2018.

  • Failure to pay father full pay for shared parental leave is not sex discrimination

    12 April 2018

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has decided that it is not sex discrimination to fail to pay full salary to a father taking shared parental leave, in circumstances where a mother taking maternity leave during the same period would have received full pay.

  • A warning to solicitors and legal HR – when settlement agreements go too far

    05 April 2018

    Non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”) have become hot news. From Harvey Weinstein to Donald Trump, rich and powerful men stand accused of using them to silence women and cover up bad behaviour.

  • EHRC Slams ‘Toxic’ Sexual Harassment Culture

    29 March 2018

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has denounced a ‘corrosive culture’ of sexual harassment at work and outlined recommendations for change in a new report.

  • The half way point to Brexit: 12 months down, 12 months to go

    29 March 2018

    Today marks the one year anniversary since Article 50 was triggered on 29 March 2017. The last 12 months have seen a number of key developments. Following the end of the first stage of negotiations in Brussels, there is now an agreement in place for the rights of EU nationals and their family members living in the UK. Last week saw the announcement that the UK and EU have finally agreed a deal on the transition period.

  • Return of the MAC – Business makes the case for EEA migration

    28 March 2018

    There are clear signs that the government is prepared to listen to concerns from business about the impact of restricting EEA migration.

  • Brexit priorities for HR with a year to go

    21 March 2018

    The United Kingdom will leave the European Union in just over a year’s time on 29 March 2019, in the absence of an agreement to defer the separation. It seems probable there will be a 21-month transitional period, during which EU laws will continue to apply and business will have time to adapt to a post-Brexit world.

  • The General Data Protection Regulation: What businesses in Asia Pacific need to know

    20 March 2018

    Alexander Milner-Smith discusses key issues about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulations that businesses in Asia Pacific need to know.

  • Michael Burd is quoted in The Law Society Gazette: Exit Wounds

    19 March 2018

    Michael Burd is quoted in the write up of the latest Gazette roundtable held last week.

  • An inspirational woman ahead of her time

    08 March 2018

    On International Women’s Day, it seems appropriate to reflect on an extraordinary woman who has led an extraordinary life - Dame Stephanie Shirley.

  • ‘Right-sourcing’ – a crucial competency for in-house lawyers

    08 March 2018

    Good resource management is an essential skill for in-house employment lawyers. To manage my workload effectively and make efficient use of the company’s resources, I am constantly required to assess whether work is best carried out in house or outsourced.

  • Remix to Transition

    02 March 2018

    This week the government released a new proposal on EU citizens arriving in the UK during the Brexit 'transition period', which is set to run for about two years after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

  • Ask About… Retail, Fashion and Hospitality

    27 February 2018

    Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Tom...

  • The road to nowhere: Brexit and labour shortages

    26 February 2018

    In an opinion piece in the Guardian by British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Director General Adam Marshall warns of an imminent recruitment crisis.

  • Calling time on workplace sexual harassment?

    23 February 2018

    A full inquiry into workplace sexual harassment has been announced by the Women and Equalities Committee. The aim of this Government inquiry is to uncover the true scale of the problem and consider what action employers and the Government can take to address it.

  • ‘Living in the dark ages’ - pregnancy and maternity discrimination at interview

    21 February 2018

    Fresh out of my first year at university and applying for a summer job at a pub, I was slightly taken aback when the interviewer asked whether I had children, in a tone that implied “no” was the right answer… Back then, with no children, I simply answered the question - but it made me wonder.

  • Update on the new tax rules for payments in lieu of notice

    16 February 2018

    New tax rules will mean that income tax and national insurance contributions (“NICs”) must be paid on all payments in lieu of notice (“PILONs”) with effect from 6 April 2018.

  • Five in 5

    12 February 2018

    Getting immigration compliance right is a common worry for employers in the UK.

  • When to pay interns?

    09 February 2018

    Media outlets have reported that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has initiated a crackdown on unpaid internships, including sending letters warning that “workers” must be paid the national minimum wage and setting up teams to tackle the problem.

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