Changes to employment law

The Good Work Plan – A much needed boost for workers’ rights or just another cost for small businesses?

2019-09-22T14:29:51+01:00

  The government published The Good Work Plan on 17 December 2018, setting out what it described as "the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years". The plan, which builds on the government response to the Taylor Review recommendations, outlines a plan to legislate to improve working conditions for those working in the 'gig' economy. The vast [...]

The Good Work Plan – A much needed boost for workers’ rights or just another cost for small businesses?2019-09-22T14:29:51+01:00

Sexual harassment in the workplace – employers should watch this space…..

2019-05-31T10:56:20+01:00

Following the shocking revelations regarding widespread sexual harassment across the entertainment and film industry in 2017 and the continuing exposure of similar cases by the #MeToo campaign, the Women and Equalities Commission has produced a report on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Employers should be alert to the changes which may come into force following [...]

Sexual harassment in the workplace – employers should watch this space…..2019-05-31T10:56:20+01:00

Supreme Court judgement confirms self-employed plumber is a “worker”

2019-07-04T13:04:55+01:00

Supreme Court judgement confirms self-employed plumber is a "worker". This decision could have far-reaching implications for many modern businesses, which include a structure based on a collection of self-employed sub-contractors. The emergence of the gig economy and the many opportunities for flexible and casual working arrangements has further muddied the waters on employment status.  An individual’s [...]

Supreme Court judgement confirms self-employed plumber is a “worker”2019-07-04T13:04:55+01:00

10 Practical steps to prepare for the GDPR

2019-07-04T13:05:42+01:00

There is still plenty of time to be ready for the GDPR. Here are 10 practical steps to take now... Step 1 - Raise awareness and get buy-in from the top. Planning takes time and money. You need buy-in from the top, so you have the necessary resources to be on track for the new [...]

10 Practical steps to prepare for the GDPR2019-07-04T13:05:42+01:00

EMPLOYER ALERT! The law is changing…is your business GDPR compliant?

2019-07-04T13:06:20+01:00

EMPLOYER ALERT! The law is changing...is your business GDPR compliant? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. It is complex legislation to which every employer must not only comply but also show how that compliance is achieved. Employers need to be aware of the new regulations coming into force [...]

EMPLOYER ALERT! The law is changing…is your business GDPR compliant?2019-07-04T13:06:20+01:00

Employment Tribunal fees ruled unlawful

2019-07-04T13:07:00+01:00

Employment Tribunal fees ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court in the long-running case brought by the Trade Union, UNISON. The General Secretary for UNISON, Dave Prentis said: "This is absolutely a tremendous victory, it's probably the biggest victory of employment rights in this country." UNISON argued that tribunal fees prevented workers getting access to justice as they were unaffordable. [...]

Employment Tribunal fees ruled unlawful2019-07-04T13:07:00+01:00

Theresa May is proposing the “greatest expansion of workers’ rights by any Conservative government”. What are the implications for SME employers?

2019-07-04T13:07:18+01:00

I am writing this blog based on an assumption that the Tories are going to win the General Election. This is not an indication of my politics, although I do think if Jeremy Corbyn were to be our next Prime Minister, UK employment law might suddenly become a lot more volatile. If Jeremy does win, [...]

Theresa May is proposing the “greatest expansion of workers’ rights by any Conservative government”. What are the implications for SME employers?2019-07-04T13:07:18+01:00

What are the implications of Brexit for UK employment law?

2019-07-04T13:08:37+01:00

Is Brexit an opportunity for Britain to take competitive advantage or will the political implications, the complexity and interwoven nature of EU and UK laws and the need for a trade deal with Brussels simply mean a continuation of the status quo? First, let us be clear that there is no need for employers to [...]

What are the implications of Brexit for UK employment law?2019-07-04T13:08:37+01:00

Changes to employment law

2019-07-04T13:10:03+01:00

Some important changes to employment law are coming soon. On 1 October 2015 the following changes are coming into effect: Employment tribunals will lose the right to make wider recommendations in discrimination cases. They will only be able to make such recommendations when they relate to the individual claimant. Subject to certain exclusions, self-employed people [...]

Changes to employment law2019-07-04T13:10:03+01:00