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employment law changes in april 2019

Employment law changes in April 2019

Employment Law Changes in April 2019 April is a busy month of the year for employment law changes.  With Brexit negotiations still underway, there’s an element of uncertainty over what other new changes may occur in the coming months. However, there are a few set-in-stone updates you need to know about that come into effect in […]

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The Four Stages of Employee Engagement

You’ve hired a great team with the right skills and experience; your products and services proposition is focused and effective; but how do you maintain and guide the level of energy and commitment required from your employees to achieve your business goals? To do this, you need your workforce to be prepared to deliver the […]

Employment Law developments

Five Key Employment Law Developments from 2018

In 2018 we saw a number of important employment law developments challenge the way that companies operate, and encourage employers to be more transparent, accountable and meet new expectations. We have summarised the top five developments of last year below. 1. Gender Pay Gap Reporting The gender pay gap is the difference in earnings between […]

National Minimum Wage for Sleep In Care Workers

National Minimum Wage for Sleep In Care Workers

The Court of Appeal has held that a “sleep-in” care worker in residential accommodation was not entitled to be paid the national minimum wage while sleeping. In Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake; Shannon v Rampersad and another t/a Clifton House Residential Home, the Court of Appeal held that a “sleep-in” care worker in residential accommodation […]

Taylor Review

Good Work: The Government’s Response to the Taylor Review

The Taylor review was an independent review of modern working practices giving consideration to different forms of work and the impact on workers rights in addition to the challenges facing the labour market. The government has now published its response to that review which we have detailed in this post to outline the key points […]

Managing employee overtime and employees who refuse to work overtime at Christmas

Christmas is an extremely busy time for many employers.  It can be a question of “all hands to the pump” and it’s therefore crucial that you’re able to rely on your employees working extra hours when required.  Often, this means asking employees to work overtime at short notice. But what should you do with employees […]

The Uber driver decision and what it means for the “gig economy”

Back in September we explored the subject of employment status and the difference between workers, self-employed and employed people.  At that time, an employment tribunal was taking place between Uber and two of it’s drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam.  The drivers were employed on a self-employed basis but they argued that they should be […]