Employment law update – August 2019
Welcome to this month’s update with topics as scorching hot as we would hope for weather in August!
This issue covers a change in the law for employment competition for the first time in 100 years, the biggest data breach penalty yet and an employee secretly recording a meeting with HR.
With changes to divorce legislation on the horizon, we also feature guest article from our family team with useful pointers on how employers can better support employees going through a divorce.
As always, our expert team are more than happy to answer any queries you may have.
Employment law update – June 2019
This month’s update covers the possible extended redundancy protection for new parents, how a training session resulted in a successful racial harassment claim and the COA’s ruling that men on
shared parental leave need not be paid as much as women who are on enhanced maternity pay.
Our June issue also features a guest article from our immigration team giving useful pointers for employers to ensure that they are compliant with rules relating to overseas workers.
Parental leave – equal pay?
A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal (COA) has clarified the differing purposes of shared
parental leave (ShPL) and maternity leave.
Employment law update – April 2019
April’s update covers the recently released ‘right to work’ online checking system, delves into the evolving world of whistleblowing and discusses a few cases highlighting the importance of rest breaks.
Our April issue also features a guest article from our corporate team, detailing how employers can work towards promoting and maintaining employee engagement.
Employment law update – March 2019
In this edition we therefore look at what companies should do to prepare for any further cold episodes we may experience this winter. We also bring you another case looking at employment status; and our feature article this month is from our immigration team who consider how you can protect your business after Brexit.
Job hunters focus on gender pay gap
Six out of ten women would take into consideration an organisation’s gender pay gap when looking for a job, according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
In order to “fulfil the tax obligations of their workers” the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has asked the government whether online platforms such as taxi firms or food delivery businesses could deduct tax from earnings.
Dismissal for misconduct without prior warning
The case of Mbubaegbu v Homerton University Hospital considered when dismissal for misconduct without prior warning can be reasonable. It considered whether when multiple issues arise (even if individually they are not gross misconduct) they could collectively be deemed as misconduct.
Should you follow Uber’s example and offer employee benefits?
Uber recently announced that it would be providing insurance cover at no extra cost to its drivers over Europe. It is also giving drivers insurance backed protection when not working (i.e. out of driving hours) such as for sickness, having a baby or jury duty.