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The General Data Protection Regulation

Share this...PinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedin      The General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679 EU) (GDPR) is the new governing legislation for collecting and processing personal data in the EU. It comes into effect on 25 May 2018 for all EU member states. The Government has confirmed that the Regulation will be implemented in the UK as it will still be a member of... Read more

Increase in Tribunal Awards

Share this...PinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedin    The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018 has been laid before parliament, coming into force on 6 April 2018. It contains the normal annual increases to maximum and minimum tribunal awards. Key increases are:- maximum week’s pay (for redundancy payments and the unfair dismissal basic award): £508 (currently £489)   maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal: £83,682... Read more

Government Response to the Taylor Review

Share this...PinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinThe Government has responded to the Taylor Review in – Good Work : A response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. In July 2017, Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices was published, which included 53 recommendations. The review considered a range of issues, including the implications of new forms of work, the rise of digital platforms and the impact... Read more

Stress at work guidance from Acas

Share this...PinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinStress at Work Acas Advisory Booklet – Stress at work Stress is much in the news at present but it isn’t a new problem. Pressure is part and parcel of all work and helps to keep us motivated. But excessive pressure can lead to stress which undermines performance, is costly to employers and can make people ill. HSE estimates that... Read more

Employment update – January 2018

Share this...PinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinModern Slavery The Government has issued Updated Guidance on how businesses should comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2017. This requires that any commercial organisation in any sector which supplies goods or services, and carries on a business or part of a business in the UK above a turnover threshold of £36 million, must produce a slavery and human... Read more

Holiday pay score for Gig Workers

Share this...PinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedin Thousands of workers in the so-called gig economy can now claim for unpaid annual leave after a landmark European ruling yesterday. Conley King, a window salesman, has won a ruling at the Court of Justice of the EU that he is entitled to claim for up to £27,000 for holiday pay that he was denied between 1999 and... Read more

The Uber Case [2017] and Worker Status

Share this...PinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinEmployment law recognises three types of working individual for employment status, which are; An Employee A worker (Limb b) A self-employed contractor These categories are very important because it is your employment status that determines your statutory rights at work. Employee’s have all the rights in the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996), workers have a few and self-employed... Read more

Employment Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme

Share this...PinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinAs of 15th November 2017, the Employment Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme has opened to everybody to apply for a refund if they paid fees for an Employment Tribunal claim or to the Employment Appeal Tribunal  – Applications open for employment tribunal fee refunds as scheme rolls out .  As well as receiving a refund of your original fee, you... Read more

Mental Health at Work

Share this...PinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedin Thriving at work: a review of mental health and employers An independent review on how employers can better support the mental health of employees, including those with mental health problems or poor well-being, has been published today. Thriving at Work sets out what employers can do to better support all employees, including those with mental health problems to remain... Read more

Employment Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme

Share this...PinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedin The first people eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds will be able to apply from 20th October, the government has announced. The first stage of the phased implementation scheme comes after Ministers committed to refunding those who had paid employment tribunal fees following a Supreme Court judgment. The court recognised the important role fees can play, but ruled that... Read more

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