The statutory definitions of the three categories of employment status have long been criticised as being unclear, and over the years a body of case law interpreting these definitions has grown up. Despite this, it remains difficult to set out a definitive list of criteria to allow employers or employees to determine whether an individual’s[…]
Wishing all women around the world a very happy International Women’s Day.
After postponements in 2019 and 2020, the 6 April 2021 is the third date scheduled for the off-payroll working rules to be extended to the private sector. The purpose of the change is to increase compliance with tax rules known as IR35. This change has implications for: medium and large private sector organisations using contractors[…]
PROCEDURE IN EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL CASES NOTES FOR EMPLOYEES The aim of this short note is to give you some idea about what to expect from an Employment Tribunal case. The Employment Tribunal Service (0300 123 1024) also publishes useful booklets called “How to apply to an Employment Tribunal” and “Hearings at Employment Tribunals”. […]
In a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court UBER Drivers have been held to be workers for the purpose of the National Minimum Wage and Working Time Regulations. This decision will have significant repercussions for all those working in the “Gig” economy and solidifies the increasing trend towards worker status for those working in industries[…]
The rollout of the vaccination programme has been welcomed as the beginning of the end for the Covid-19 pandemic. For many employers, ensuring their workforce is vaccinated is an important step in getting their business back to operating as usual. However, the effects of ‘vaccine hesitancy’ and the anti-vaccine movement may mean that some employees[…]
A number of changes are in the pipeline in 2021 which businesses must prepare for now. Here’s what to look out for in this coming year: COVID-19 Lockdown III. New COVID restrictions came into force on 6 January 2021 requiring workers to once again work from home if they can. Despite[…]
Lockdown III Following the announcement of a third national lockdown for England and Scotland Regulations have now come into force in England . Key points for employers to note are as follows: Many businesses will be required to close during the lockdown and others will obviously suffer a severe downturn in demand. The Chancellor has announced a[…]