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Pimlico Plumbers – Supreme Court outcome

Further calls for clearer gig economy laws after Pimlico Plumbers’ Supreme Court defeat Today (13 June 2018) sees the Supreme Court rule that a former engineer at Pimlico Plumbers was a worker and was NOT self-employed.  The article below taken directly from People Management published today outlines

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Employment Highlights May 2018

It’s no surprise that the key employment highlight for May was the implementation of the GDPR.  We all had so many emails about updated privacy policies, it very nearly became ridiculous! If you still haven’t sorted out your obligations for GDPR for your employees, don’t panic and

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Extending a probation period WAS discrimination

An article in People Management caught my eye today. It tells of the potential minefield of discrimination when an employee (new or otherwise) tells an employer of their pregnancy.  It would seem in the case below that there were some concerns regarding job performance, however, it would

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Employment Highlights April 2018

The employment highlights from April focus on: notices of termination and when they are deemed to have been received; referencing and payment of shared parental leave. This month, the EAT has handed down several notable decisions, clarifying that provisions to extend time to present a claim after

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The National Minimum Wage increases on 1 April 2018

The National Minimum Wage increases on 1 April 2018. Below are the rates for 1 April 2018 to 30 March 2019. National Living Wage (minimum hourly rate)Age 25+ Standard adult rate (minimum hourly rate)Age 21+ Development rate (minimum hourly rate)Age 18-20 Young workers rate (minimum hourly rate)Age

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