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  • Taxation of termination payments updated legislation published

    19 September 2017

    The Government proposes to make a number of changes to the tax and national insurance (“NI”) treatment of termination payments.

  • Andrew Osborne comments for Bloomberg: Premier League Fights to Retain Playing Talent After Brexit

    15 September 2017

    Andrew Osborne has commented in an article for Bloomberg which discusses the affect of Brexit on the Premier League retaining and attracting foreign players.

  • Yahoo! We’re watching you… Monitoring employee communications

    06 September 2017

    Monitoring an employee’s personal correspondence at work was a breach of human rights, according to a new ruling by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”). This reverses the ECtHR’s previous judgment in the same case in January 2016.

  • Retail workers comparable to distribution centre workers for equal pay claim

    05 September 2017

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has ruled that individuals working in Asda’s retail stores can compare themselves with distribution centre workers in claims for equal pay.

  • Executive pay ratio reporting – sound familiar?

    04 September 2017

    The Government has recently announced it will take forward a number of proposals for corporate governance reform relating to employment. Media reports have focused on the watering down of earlier plans for worker representation on boards, which has predictably been attacked by unions.

  • Amendments to rules on bringing family members to the UK: Have the Government gone far enough?

    22 August 2017

    On 10 August 2017 changes to the immigration rules came into force which will have wide implications for British citizens wanting to bring family members to join them in the UK.

  • Your employees and Brexit: the situation so far

    14 August 2017

    With the Government’s announcement in June of its plan for EU migrants following Brexit, many UK employers are struggling to understand the potential effects of its proposal on employees who are EEA nationals or family members of EEA nationals.

  • BAME footballers, unconscious bias and the workplace

    08 August 2017

    A study published last year analysed the racial composition of professional football club leadership, looking at players, coaches and key decision-makers in Premier League and Football League clubs.

  • Latest decision on holiday pay - regular voluntary overtime payments to be included

    07 August 2017

    The EAT has clarified that regular voluntary overtime payments form part of “normal remuneration” and should be included in the calculation of holiday pay for the purposes of the four weeks’ minimum annual leave entitlement required by EU law.

  • Thorny issues arising from the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees

    04 August 2017

    The Supreme Court ruled last week that Employment Tribunal (“ET”) fees are unlawful. The case has significant constitutional and political implications, but also raises a number of thorny practical issues. We explore some of these issues here and will provide further updates as matters develop.

  • Right to paid parental bereavement leave is coming

    04 August 2017

    The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill, introduced into Parliament last month, would entitle employed parents who have lost a child to take statutory paid leave to allow them time to grieve. Although this is a private member’s bill, it is supported by the Government and would meet a Conservative manifesto promise to ensure “bereavement support” for employees – so there is a good chance it will become law in due course.

  • Joanna Hunt writes for HR Magazine: EU nationals in the UK: Brexit and beyond

    02 August 2017

    Joanna Hunt has written an article for HR Magazine as the government announces its long overdue plan for EU nationals and their family members.

  • Supporting employees through Brexit

    01 August 2017

    Many UK employers are struggling to understand the potential effects of Brexit on employees who are EEA nationals or family members of EEA nationals.

  • Call for the Big Brexit MAC report… finally

    28 July 2017

    The Migration Advisory Committee (“MAC”) have now been commissioned to produce evidence that will inform a new immigration system post-Brexit.

  • Employment Tribunal fees ruled unlawful by Supreme Court

    26 July 2017

    The Supreme Court (“SC”) has unanimously ruled that the legislation requiring fees to be paid for bringing Employment Tribunal (“ET”) claims is unlawful and should be quashed. In one of the most remarkable employment law judgments of recent times, the SC held that ET fees interfere unjustifiably with the right of access to justice and discriminate unlawfully against women.

  • FCA launches consultation on the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime

    26 July 2017

    On 26 July 2017, the FCA outlined its proposals for the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime. The FCA intends that these rules, which came into force on 7 March 2016, be extended to all sectors within the financial services industry and that they will essentially replace the Approved Persons Regime. Though an implementation date will be set by the Treasury, the FCA expects this to be from 2018.

  • Ask About … Retail Fashion & Hospitality

    19 July 2017

    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 Poppy and Naomi...

  • Supreme Court upholds right to equal pension for same-sex partner

    13 July 2017

    The Supreme Court (“SC”) has made an important ruling in a case brought by a gay man seeking to establish that, if he died, his husband should be entitled to the same survivor’s pension as a wife in a heterosexual marriage would receive. The Court ruled that an exemption in the Equality Act 2010 (“EqA”), allowing employers to exclude civil partners from pension benefits accruing before December 2005, was incompatible with EU law and should be disapplied.

  • Whistleblowing public interest test considered by Court of Appeal

    13 July 2017

    The Court of Appeal (“CA”) has considered the meaning of the “public interest” in whistleblowing cases. Disclosures which only affect a group of individuals within one employer can be in the public interest, but in most cases additional factors will also be needed.

  • The future of employment law – Taylor-ed to fit?

    11 July 2017

    The Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy, commissioned by the prime minister last October and chaired by Matthew Taylor, has produced its long awaited report.

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