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How much should you pay your employees to sleep?

Workers in some sectors, such as residential care and hospitality, may be permitted to sleep at work during their night shift in order to...

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'Letters to Sam'

In children act proceedings, it is always a difficult decision as to whether a child's views should be taken into account and whether...

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Hiatus on NMW enforcement for sleep-in shifts

The government has just announced that where there was a failure to pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW) that wholly or partially related...

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No gold star here- Ireland fails to implement recommendations on corruption prevention

There has been quite a focus in recent months on Irish Judicial appointments and the manner and method in which they take place. Ireland...

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Appeal could affect many old divorce settlements

The Supreme Court have recently allowed an appeal of a wife who wishes to now change the terms of the Consent Order agreed in 2010. 

Part...

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Employment Bulletin July 2017

In this month's bulletin we look at what has happened in employment law over the last month in our regular in brief article as well as...

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Supreme Court Judges Current Employment Tribunal Regime Unlawful

Theresa Carling, an Associate in our Employment Law Team was quick off the mark when she circulated the news on Linkedin this morning...

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Tribunal fees unlawful: Lifting the lid further on gig economy worker claims?

Following a four year fight by UNISON, the Supreme Court has allowed their appeal and held that employment tribunal fees are unlawful.

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The ET Strikes Back?

Hugely significant news for employers and employees this morning as the Supreme Court has ruled that Employment Tribunal (ET) fees are...

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Employment tribunal fees abolished: risk of facing a claim has dramatically increased

For the past four years, to issue an employment tribunal claim against their employer employees had to pay a fee: £160 or £250 depending...

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Global regulatory fragmentation and the G20

Ten years on from the first signs of the financial crisis, the G20 met earlier this month to review nearly a decade’s worth of progress...

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You can't regulate out of disruption

It's disappointing that the Indian Government thinks that banning technology will prevent people losing jobs in the future. While there...

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The dangers of counterfeit alcahol.

This kind of raid demonstrates that it is not only the tax and duty that is stake, but also peoples safety. 

Fake vodka factory found in Liverpool Press Release • Jul 20, 2017 18:11 BST ...…

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Household debt 'dangerous' to all, warns BoE official

Household debt poses a danger to everyone in the UK economy, Bank of England (BoE) executive director of financial stability Alex Brazier...

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RIP the work swipe card?!

This is one of the strangest things I have seen in a while, probably not unexpected though. A vending machine company based in Wisconsin...

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Don’t dismiss whistleblowers, even if primary motive is their own pay

An employee comes in to your office one day and asks for a private word. “I think I’ve spotted errors on the last financial report, and...

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Uuu-boy. Here We Go Again...!

Uber have had the displeasure of another claim again them. Not to do with the ever growing drama on the gig-economy, and not even in the...

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Ireland Rebuked for Missing AML Deadline

Ireland has a real opportunity to attract new business while the Brexit uncertainty remains. The easiest new business to win is from the...

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BBC pay disclosure – could its stars be poached?

Much of the press coverage of the BBC’s recent disclosure of its top earners’ salaries has focused on the apparent gender imbalance in...

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Well, it is the silly season...

So I thought you might enjoy a very serious look at the office politics of... hugging.

If you're looking for an insight into the...

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Rise in marriage and divorce in over 65's... but why?

The ONS have published further figures which indicate that there has been an increase in the number of couples over the age of 65...

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Live in carers also at risk from HMRC

We know that HMRC are actively enforcing the National Minimum Wage (NMW), especially in the care sector. However, their initial line of...

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Gender Pay Gap in BBC

More information on pay disparity between the sexes will come to the fore next April when businesses are required to publish certain...

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Credit Card Charges to be Scrapped - Retailer Opportunity?

The Government today announced the scrapping of credit card & paypal surcharges, likely to hit many retailers and travel operators faced...

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BBC pay report: what does the gap mean?

Our HR Consultant, Cathryn Foreman, shares her thoughts on today's BBC Pay report, and what the pay gap means.

Today the BBC published its...

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Trouble at the top - no equal pay in the BBC

The BBC has come under fire today after publication of its top salaries. The broadcaster has been accused of paying it's female stars...

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Taylor review: good or bad for workers?

Our Employment law partner, Richard Thomas, was featured in The Lawyer Monthly's summary of the recent Taylor Review - and whether it's...

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How did it go so wrong?

I have spent a lot of my working life helping others deal with employment relationships that have gone wrong. As an employment lawyer I...

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Did a job applicant with Asperger’s Syndrome suffer disability discrimination?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) in Government Legal Service (‘GLS’) v Brookes held yes.

Ms Brookes applied for a training contract...

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Does a three-month gap between non-payment or under payment of wages break the series of deductions?

In Fulton and Anor v Bear Scotland Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) has confirmed the earlier decision that, for the purposes...

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How much can an employer deduct from a teacher’s wages due to strike action?

Unless the contract provides otherwise, the employer should make the deduction at the rate of 1/365 of annual pay for employees on annual...

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If an employee is dismissed because of disclosures they make, does it matter if these disclosures are protected?

The Court of Appeal investigated this in Beatt v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and held that it did not matter. 

Beatt, a...

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When considering territorial jurisdiction, should an assessment of an employee's connection to the UK be objective?

Yes, the EAT held in Green v SIG Trading Ltd.

A limited company registered in the UK employed Green as the managing director of its...

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Employment law newsbytes - June 2017

In this month's newsbytes, our employment law lawyers look at a range of high-profile cases, from deduction from wages due to strike...

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GDPR - 11 things to do

As a follow up to my GDPR post last week do check out this video put together by law firm Lewis Silkin. I love a list and this a nice...

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Cohabitation: Know Your Rights

The situation that the woman in this piece finds herself in is frightening, but sadly not all that unusual. 

Many couples believe that...

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Equal pension rights for Same Sex couples- about time!

It is hard to believe that only now has a ruling be made to allow the same rights for same sex marriages in regards to pensions....

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Same Sex Pension Rights

The Supreme Court have made a ruling that, in a same sex marriage, the pensions rights of spouses should be the same of couples in a...

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A major new source of whistle blowing.

I think as pension auto enrollment marches on, we'll see more whistleblowing as companies do not comply and find ever more elaborate...

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Unplanned overdrafts, regulation and the bigger picture

This is an important move by Lloyds. But it is best seen as part of a bigger picture, one that includes not only the FCA's study of high...

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Protection of Trade Secrets, a new Directive and why it is important

Shhh… it’s not really a secret, but did you know that EU countries must have in place legislation to bring the Trade Secrets Directive...

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The Taylor Review - what it means to you as an employer

As you may have read, Matthew Taylor has published his eagerly awaited Government commissioned review into ‘Modern Working Practices’...

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Taylor review outlines key principles for “fair and decent work” for all

Matthew Taylor’s review puts a spotlight on modern working practices and outlines new approaches towards worker’s rights to ensure “good...

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Talk Brexit: Immigration

Immigration continues to be a divisive issue at the heart of the Brexit debate. It will undoubtedly shape negotiations over the next two...

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Technology Provides the Key to Rebalancing the Way Banks and Regulators Deal with "Risky" Clients

Have banks gone too far seeking to appease regulators by avoiding any clients deemed risky?

Probably!  However, given the way regulators...

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Barcelona, New York, Paris, Peckham? London district latest to crack down on Airbnb...

The London district of Peckham has followed the example of Barcelona, New York, Berlin and San Francisco in warning residents against...

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How much does it cost to raise children?

A study has been published in which it is suggested that a family of four would require an annual income of £40,800 to live comfortably. 

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Benefits win for gig economy workers?

Employment law associate, Esyllt Green, shares her thoughts on Deliveroo's announcement that they'll pay employees benefits - if the law...

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Is divorce really necessary?

There are many married couples who have separated but do not wish to pursue the 'divorce' route, mainly due to the formalities, time and...

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ACCC recommends retailers review payment surcharges

With the new RBA regulation payments in place as of 1 July, the ACCC cracking down on payment surcharging.  and the myriad of payments...

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Social media misconduct; dismissal harsh but fair

Social media can play a big part in our day to day lives; however do we ever stop and think what impact our social media can have on our...

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'Atlas Stuck': The minimum wage trap...

Recent increases in Seattle’s minimum wage have been closely watched across the world and the political spectrum. Indeed, wages for...

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How much will a Divorce cost?

An estranged couple have hit the headlines this week as their divorce legal fees are in the region of £10 million. 

This is likely to be...

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Would you trust your accountant to be your advocate in Court?

This seems a strange move for the ICAEW and its members. Should a chartered accountant be able to represent you in Court as an advocate?

ICAEW made it clear that the application to become an approved regulator for the most contentious of the reserved activities – the rights...…

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