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Category: HR Updates

Employers should prepare for upsurge in tribunal claims

Date: 04-Aug-2017

The fees for those bringing claims have been ruled unlawful after the Supreme Court upheld a challenge by trade union Unison that the charges were discriminatory. The government has said it would take immediate steps to stop charging and to refund payments.

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Get fit for work and for life: Ben highlights new health check programme for industry in latest physical health campaign

Date: 17-Jul-2017

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people, has launched a new campaign today which will spotlight the importance of good physical health to a person’s life.

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Trade Union Act (March 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

The latest Trade Union Act measures came into force on 1 March 2017

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Gender pay gap (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

From 5 April 2017, businesses and charities with 250 or more employees will be required by law to publish and report on their gender pay gap

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Apprenticeship advertising (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

From 1 April 2017, it will be against the law to falsely advertise work as a statutory apprenticeship

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Apprenticeship levy (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

Businesses with an annual ‘pay bill’ over £3 million must pay the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017

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The new National Minimum Wage (NMW) (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

The NMW changes every April and currently depends on two things: the employee’s age, and whether they’re an apprentice.

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The new National Living Wage (NLW) (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

Employees must be aged 25 or over to get the NLW, and the new hourly rate is £7.50.

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Immigration skills charge regulations (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

This primarily affects businesses employing Tier 2 migrant workers in skilled jobs.

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Tax-free childcare scheme (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

In terms of employment law, definition can be quite loose. So whilst this mainly affects parents rather than employers, it is a key change for many self-employed parents.

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Ben news hub latest - Financial Health

Date: 20-Mar-2017

Ben have posted their latest blog on financial health which advises on how to get the most out of pensions.

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Increase to Compensation Limits and Tribunal Awards

Date: 01-Mar-2017

The annual increases to compensation limits and minimum awards that are payable under employment legislation have just been announced, and will take effect from 6 April 2017

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Key Employment Law Issues For Employers in 2017

Date: 06-Jan-2017

Brexit, Status and the Gig Economy, Gender Pay Gap Reporting, Apprenticeship Levy and Salary Sacrifice

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The Uber Tribunal Decision

Date: 02-Nov-2016

An Employment Tribunal has ruled that two drivers who provide services to Uber are 'workers' within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996

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UK Employment Law to be Reviewed

Date: 14-Oct-2016

Theresa May has appointed Matthew Taylor, a former key adviser to Tony Blair, to lead a major review into zero-hours contracts, the rights of the self-employed and people who work for new technology platforms, like the Uber ride-hailing service.

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Tax On Termination Payments

Date: 26-Sep-2016

The government has started consultation on its proposed changes to tax treatment of termination payments.

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Byron Hamburgers; What It Means for Other Businesses

Date: 09-Aug-2016

What should businesses make of stricter illegal working penalties and increasing Home Office audits?

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BEN is helping thousands of people become fitter for work - and for life

Date: 28-Jul-2016

BEN has just launched its new ‘Physical Health & Wellbeing’ campaign - the last in a series of four campaigns focusing on the biggest issues facing those working in the automotive industry.

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Childcare vouchers do not need to be provided whilst employee on maternity leave

Date: 27-Jun-2016

This was a controversial decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal and is possibly ripe for further challenge in the not too distant future.

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Who is permitted to drive your vehicles?

Date: 27-Jun-2016

There is occasionally a misconception amongst motor traders that a certificate of motor insurance permits any authorised driver to use any vehicle which is held in the policyholder’s care, custody or control.

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Faked Sickness…Football Flu

Date: 27-Jun-2016

The Euro’s are on! How can you miss it? However, an employer may be concerned if members of staff call in sick at the time of a big match – could this possibly be a fake sickness?

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Will leaving the EU change employment law?

Date: 27-Jun-2016

It is very unlikely that the exit from the EU will cause widespread changes to employment law quickly; the majority of the employment law we have that comes from the EU will still form part of UK law unless and until it was amended or repealed.

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When can an injured member of staff return to work

Date: 10-Jun-2016

If a member of staff has been signed off from work for a number of weeks with an injury but wishes to return back to work before, what should you do?

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"Non compete" clauses

Date: 12-May-2016

Lawgistics have recently highlighted some issues around "non compete" clauses in contracts of employment.

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HR and the Budget

Date: 11-Apr-2016

Xecutive Search have identified some HR points of interest in the Budget announced on 16 March 2016.

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National Living Wage – From April 2016

Date: 04-Apr-2016

From April 2016 the National Living Wage will be applicable

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Drug Driving Laws

Date: 04-Apr-2016

New drug driving laws came into effect on the 2nd March 2016

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Compassionate leave

Date: 04-Apr-2016

Employees have no statutory right to compassionate leave, so a request can be refused. Although this is the legal position, it is often seen as being unfair.

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Pulling a ‘Sickie’ May Be Gross Misconduct…

Date: 22-Mar-2016

Employers occasionally suspect that an employee’s illness is not genuine, or that the employee is malingering, but believe that there is little that can be done.

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Dealing with disability related absences

Date: 09-Feb-2016

Dealing with disability related absences

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Monitoring of personal messages by employers

Date: 28-Jan-2016

European Court of Human Rights rules in favour of employer for unauthorised personal internet use at work

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Employment Law Updates Timetable

Date: 08-Jan-2016

The Government has announced several proposed changes to employment law. It has also launched a number of consultations on further proposed changes.

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