Were actors working under a profit share agreement ‘workers’ for the purposes of employment legislation? Not necessarily, held the EAT on the facts in MacAlinden v Lazarov and others . Five actors were hired to appear in a play. They were recruited on an ‘actor’s contract’ which remunerated them by way of a profit share.[…]
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Shared parental leave is a new and creative way for parents to share statutory family leave and pay on the birth of a child. It has replaced the additional paternity leave regime which enabled an eligible employee to care for their child after the mother had returned to work for a period of between two[…]
Equality law recognises that bringing about equality for disabled people may mean changing the way in which employment is structured, the removal of physical barriers and/or providing extra support for a disabled worker. This is known as the duty to make reasonable adjustments. The duty aims to make sure that, as far as is reasonable,[…]
Shared Parental Leave is a new right that will enable eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work after their child is born or placed. This could mean that the mother or adopter shares some of the leave with her partner, perhaps returning to work for part of the[…]
Employers could be liable to pay pension contributions to employees that are found to have been unfairly dismissed and have lost out on pension rights as a result. However, in such cases, employers must also be aware of the types of tribunal guidance on which such calculations can be based, the Court of Appeal has[…]
1. National minimum wage reform The government is to propose to the Low Pay Commission that there should be a single national minimum wage rate for apprentices and 16-17 year olds, with the apprenticeship rate rising by just over £1 to match the rate for 16-17 year olds. 2. Employment status The government has launched[…]
National Minimum Wage: adult rate increases to £6.50; 18-20-year-old rate increases to £5.13; 16-17-year-old rate increases to £3.79; apprentice rate increases to £2.73. HMRC’s publicity surrounding the 2014 increases stresses that employers who fail to meet their obligations to pay the national minimum wage will face fines of up to £20,000 per employee. The Labour[…]