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    Changes to employment law from April 2020   April brings with it the usual annual increases to the national minimum wage and statutory pay for family-friendly leave and sickness absence. But the effects of Good Work: the Taylor review of modern working practices, published in 2017, are still being felt and changes are being introduced[…]

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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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