Alongside minimum wage increases, uplifts to statutory payments and the increase in auto-enrolment contributions, changes to the rules on taxation of termination payments will be introduced in April 2018.
The Government has revealed the new maximum employment tribunal awards to take effect from 6 April 2018, and the Supreme Court hears Pimlico Plumbers’ latest appeal in its long-running employment status case.
Vast weather warnings across the UK have been announced as a blast of cold air from the east is set to bring snow to many parts of the country. Adverse weather, and the knock-on effects, can cause significant disruption to organisations' business operations and affect staffs' ability to safely travel to work.
Speaking ahead of last week’s landmark case the chief executive of Pimlico Plumbers, Charlie Mullins, has asked the Supreme Court to provide clarity on the employment rights of the growing number of people involved in the gig economy.
A report by the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found the current Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) scheme available to UK employees to be manifestly inadequate and not keeping up with the requirements of EU law.
In his Autumn Budget, the Chancellor confirmed the national minimum wage increases which will take effect from April 2018. Also, a new scheme has been announced affecting care sector employers who may have underpaid their workers.
In case law, we have seen conflicting gig economy employment status judgments involving Uber and Deliveroo and a timely Bill has been published to offer further protection to these atypical workers.
Court rules email monitoring breached human rights
An employer breached an employee’s human rights when it read personal emails sent from the employee’s work email account, says the ECtHR. Also, new legislation is in force from October and, in case law, the EAT departs from the traditional approach to the burden of proof in discrimination cases.
In a surprise decision, the UK’s highest court has overruled government policy on tribunal fees and quashed the 2013 regulations, thereby raising the prospect of a rise in claims. At the same time, the government-commissioned Taylor report has suggested ways to shape employment law for the future
The General Data Protection Regulation will alter the way employers approach automated decision making in recruitment, respond to subject access requests, and obtain consent from employees to their personal data being processed.
Psychometric testing challenge by an Asperger’s job candidate, NHS whistleblowing protection extended, Lidl supermarket has collective bargaining imposed on a regional distribution centre, and the Supreme Court decides on “a day’s pay”
The Supreme Court restores the balance in indirect discrimination cases, the Court of Appeal confirms an appeal procedure can rectify a flawed disciplinary procedure, and the EAT identifies factors for deciding whether ‘sleeping-in’ on-call night workers are due the national minimum wage
With the new tax year on the horizon, the government has announced increases to statutory rates, tribunal award caps, and NI thresholds. In the courts, a self-employed plumber has been found to be a worker, and an appeal to the Supreme Court in the Lock holiday pay case is rejected.