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30 10, 2018

Budget 2018: Key points

By | October 30th, 2018|Corporate, Employment, Real Estate, Services, Tax|

There was more content to the Chancellor’s Budget than was expected.  Here are some of the most note-worthy announcements. Property As previously announced, with effect from April 2019, all non-residents who realise a gain on the sale of UK land, whether commercial or residential, will be subject to tax in the UK.  They will also be subject to tax on [...]

7 09, 2018

Sleeping On The Job

By | September 7th, 2018|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

The Court of Appeal has held that care workers who sleep-in, are not entitled to the national minimum wage under the National Minimum Wage Act 2015 (NMWR 2015) for the time during which they are asleep. This is very good news for the care home sector who would have then been facing claims of several hundreds of millions of pounds in [...]

15 01, 2018

Brexit Legal Update – European Nationals Living in the UK: Latest Government Guidance

By | January 15th, 2018|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

In December, after months of negotiation, the UK government reached an agreement in principle with the EU across three areas including on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. The Home Office together with the Department of Exiting the EU have published guidance accordingly. This guidance is not yet law and remains subject to change as negotiations continue. However, it [...]

11 07, 2017

Employment Case Law Update: Defining “public interest” in whistleblowing claims

By | July 11th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Recent Transactions|

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in Chesterton Global Limited & Another v Mohamed Nurmohamed was handed down late yesterday. This is an immensely important judgment in the field of employment law and whistleblowing, in that it defines what the public interest is for the purposes of whistleblowing claims. Public Concern at Work (PcAW) intervened in the Court Appeal proceedings, reinforcing [...]

30 05, 2017

Managing Sickness Absence Seminar and Q&A

By | May 30th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

In this seminar we will cover how to deal with the difficult issues associated with sickness absence, disability and reasonable adjustments and how to minimise the risk of Employment Tribunal claims. Following the seminar there will be a Question and Answer session on Employment Law, HR, Immigration, Pay and Reward Issues. Refreshments will be provided. When: Tuesday 27 June 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pm Where: [...]

22 02, 2017

Immigration Update: Supreme Court Upholds Minimum Income Requirement for Partners of British Citizens

By | February 22nd, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Supreme Court has today unanimously ruled that the Home Office’s requirement that a UK citizen must have a minimum annual salary of £18,600 to be able to sponsor their non-EEA national partner’s application to join them in the UK is lawful. This judgment was the result of an appeal by four affected couples who claimed the ‘Minimum Income Requirement’ (MIR) was [...]

15 02, 2017

Employment Update: ‘My train is cancelled … again’

By | February 15th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Transport|

Politics aside, perhaps the biggest talking point for Londoners in 2016 was travel disruption. From the ongoing Southern Rail delays to multiple tube strikes, simply getting into work became increasingly problematic for many people. So what should employers do when their staff are late for work or cannot get in at all? The key is to distinguish between: ‘one-off’ absences [...]

17 01, 2017

Brexit Means Brexit

By | January 17th, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Prime Minister Teresa May has today confirmed that when she says ‘Brexit Means Brexit’ she means that the UK will leave the single market when it leaves the European Union. The single market is a trade bloc that guarantees the ‘four freedoms’ of the European Union: goods, capital, services and people. Leaving the single market is therefore likely to [...]

8 11, 2016

What’s New in Immigration Law?

By | November 8th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

On 3 November 2016, the Home Office announced that a series of changes to the Immigration Rules will come into effect on 24 November 2016. Many of these changes were announced earlier in the year so the content of the changes hasn’t come as a surprise. A summary of the key changes is set out below. Tier 2 The most [...]

4 11, 2016

Uber Drivers Win Case for “Worker” Status

By | November 4th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Services|

In a landmark ruling last week, the Employment Tribunal examined the relationship between Uber and its drivers and found that they were not self-employed contractors as the popular ride-sharing company claimed but rather that they come within the legal definition of “workers” and are protected under the Working Time Regulations, the National Minimum Wage Act and the whistleblowing provisions of [...]

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