Employment law changes for April 2020

Development Overview Implementation Date       Increase in holiday reference period from 12 weeks to 52 weeks The reference period used for determining a week’s pay when calculating holiday pay for workers with irregular hours will increase from 12 weeks to 52 weeks. The changes are designed to allow greater flexibility for workers in […]

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Liquidation

I Need to Liquidate my Company What will happen to my staff? With more and more businesses struggling to stay afloat in the current uncertain climate, this is not just a concern for small to medium sized businesses, evident from the recent collapse of tour operator Thomas Cook which hit headlines recently and headed into […]

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Who you take advice from matters ……… A LOT!

Would you allow a GP to carry out brain surgery on you? Would you want your accountant giving you a manicure? The answer to both, I suspect, is NO! So why do people listen to family and friends when they need advice on their staff? The answer we are sometimes given is “because they have […]

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Discrimination

  Well written policies and procedures which are communicated and applied consistently are the key to ensuring that the risk  of discrimination is reduced as much as possible. Employees (as well as workers and job applicants) could bring claims for discrimination on the basis of Age, Gender, Race, Beliefs, Marital Status, Disability and Sexual Orientation. […]

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Is it a Duck?

The Employment Tribunal has ruled that two drivers are infact ‘workers’ under the definition in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and therefore are afforded protections not available to genuine freelancers. This case will be appealed by Uber, they can’t afford not to because of the implications for their global business model. Uber have also looked […]

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The Employment Legislation Outlook

Below is a summary of planned employment legislation changes. There are a couple of things to note: There was no statutory increase in rates in April of this year, except for Redundancy which increased by £4 per week There may be an alignment of the National Minimum Wage Increases and the National Living Wage increases […]

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