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    The Employment Bill 2019-2020 includes the following measures: A single enforcement body for the labour market which proposes to replace the enforcement functions of the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority, HM Revenue & Customs and the Health & Safety Executive; Requirement on Employers to ensure that tips would be distributed on[…]

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    Changing an individual’s working arrangements from employee to consultant may seem attractive; no employer National Insurance contributions to pay and greater flexibility for the individual. A win-win situation surely? Zoe Lagadec, employment law expert with Mulberry’s Employment Law Solicitors in London, explains why this can be a risky course of action for the employer and[…]

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    Tempting though it might be to dish out the same contract of employment for new starters year after year, putting a little time into preparing your contracts could pay dividends in the longer term. Should you fall out with an employee, a clearly-worded contract that is fit for purpose for that individual and up-to-date can[…]

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    PLEASE NOTE: This article includes several dates and hyperlinks to consultations Employment law consultations aplenty this Autumn This summer has been an unusually busy one for government announcements and consultations on proposed changes to employment law. Although it is not guaranteed that these proposals will become law, particularly given the current political uncertainties, these are[…]

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    According to the Health & Safety Executive stress is ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them’ by their job. As an employer, you owe your employees a duty of care. That is, a duty to provide a work environment where employees are not caused psychological harm[…]

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