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Information on Tattoos in the Workplace

Monday, 03 October 2016 11:25

The conciliation service ACAS have recently carried out a survey into tattoos and their place in the workplace.

1 October 2016 National Minimum Wage Increases

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:17

Since the introduction of the National Living Wage there are now two dates that employers have to focus on in order to ensure compliance with the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Legislations. With effect from 1st April 2017, there will be one date that employers have to focus on.

Taxation of Termination Employment Payments £30,000 Exemption

Monday, 26 September 2016 11:15

The government proposes to reform the tax treatment of termination payments. A consultation period is currently being undertaken. The government have produced draft legislation. It is envisaged that the legislation will be implemented with effect from April 2018.

National Minimum Wage – Employers are named and shamed

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:11

The government has recently published a list of employer that it has found to be in breach of the provision for the National Minimum Wage. The list consists of approximately 200 employers, who have failed to pay their workers the legal minimum wage.

Discrimination – Compensation Increases

Monday, 19 September 2016 11:05

In discrimination cases it is possible for a Claimant to be awarded damages for ‘injury to feelings’ as highlighted in the case Vento -V- Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police.

Disability Discrimination - Adjustments & Paid Protection

Monday, 19 September 2016 09:05

In a recent Disability Discrimination case, G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Limited –V- A Powell, Mr Powell was employed by G4S as an engineer. Mr Powell became unwell and he was no longer able to carry out the role of an engineer because of a lower back condition. 

 

Proposals for the Employer Apprenticeship Levy

Thursday, 15 September 2016 16:59

The government has launched a consultation into refining the proposals for Apprenticeship Levy which is set to come into force in April 2017.

Protected conversations - settlement agreements

Monday, 08 August 2016 10:30

In July 2013 the government introduced rules governing Settlement Agreements. Settlement Agreements have agreements formally known as Compromise Agreements.

Dismissal for wearing an Islamic headscarf at work

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 10:00

Wearing Islamic Headscarf at work.  We now have two completely inconsistent opinions from two different Advocate Generals. The Advocate General pronounces opinions in advances of claims being heard at the European Court of Justice.

 

Changes to the Immigration Act 2016

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 12:24

Employers in the UK have a legal duty to prevent illegal working by carrying out checks on employees and prospective employees. These are known as the Right To Work Checks. These checks should be undertaken before employees commence employment.

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