Government publishes response to Taylor Review and four consultation papers

The Government has today published ‘Good Work’, its response to the Taylor Review which investigated what impact modern working practices are having on the world of work. The Taylor Review published its report in July 2017 and made wide-ranging recommendations regarding reforms of the law on agency work, paid holiday, sick pay, flexible working and …

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April 2018 tax reforms will impact on employers making termination payments

Employers who are planning to make termination payments to departing employees on or after 6 April 2018 need to be aware of important reforms which will take effect on 6 April 2018. The key point for employers to note is that the value of all notice periods not worked will become taxable and subject to …

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Gender Pay Reporting Regulations: Are you ready?

In 10 weeks’ time, the deadline for gender pay gap reporting for every employer with  250 or more employees will be here.  The Government estimates that around 9,000 employers will be required to report and, to date, less than 700 have done so – in the region of 7.5%. So if you haven’t completed and …

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Review of the year and look forward to 2018

In this Be Aware review of the year, we highlight the most important legislative and case law developments from 2017 and identify the key developments to watch out for in 2018. 2017: The year in review Legislation   Apprenticeship levy: Finance Act 2016, Income Tax (Pay As You Earn (Amendment) Regulations 2017 The apprenticeship levy …

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CAC rejects novel collective bargaining application in respect of outsourced workers

The Central Arbitration Committee has rejected a novel claim that outsourced workers employed to provide ancillary services at a university should be entitled to bargain collectively with the university as their “de facto” employer. The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) sought statutory recognition against both Cordant Security and the University of London under …

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Be Aware: EHRC consults on its approach to enforcement of gender pay reporting regulations

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published a draft policy paper setting out the approach it intends to take in using its enforcement powers in respect of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (GPGR). The EHRC is consulting on the draft policy and wants to hear from businesses, representative …

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Be Aware: Employer’s direct pay offer to employees was unlawful inducement to end collective bargaining

In our Be Aware blog post of 28 February 2017 we reported on the employment tribunal decision in Dunkley v Kostal UK Limited, a case on s.145B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. Section 145B is complex but essentially prohibits employers from making offers directly to union members to change their …

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Brexit: Deal on EU citizens agreed in principle

On 8 December 2017, an agreement in principle was reached between the UK and the EU on the future rights of EU citizens currently living lawfully in the UK.  In short, the Government has announced that these individuals will be able to stay in the UK and enjoy broadly the same rights and benefits as …

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ECJ: A worker must be able to carry over paid annual leave when an employer does not allow him to exercise that right

The ECJ held today in King v The Sash Window Workshop that a worker must be able to carry over and accumulate rights to paid annual leave when an employer does not put that worker in a position in which he is able to exercise his right to paid annual leave. EU law precludes the requirement …

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Government select committees publish draft bill on worker status

The Work and Pensions (WP) and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committees yesterday published a joint report, A framework for modern employment, (Report) which contains a draft Bill which aims to take forward some of the central proposals from the Taylor Review of modern working practices, which published its report in July. The Report …

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