Parliament announcement regarding IR35…

As a result of the Covid19 situation, Parliament announced last night that the IR35 changes due to be implemented next month will be deferred until 6 April 2021. You can watch the announcement from the House of Commons here https://twitter.com/i/status/12400012408278220816. The government has confirmed that it still intends to implement the measure and is committed [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:31:07+00:00March 18th, 2020|Employment Law, IR35 Tax|0 Comments

Amendments to the SSP Regs have been made and come into force today:

Highlights: Self-isolaters from Coronavirus will be eligible for sick pay. No need to be sick just self-isolating. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/287/pdfs/uksi_20200287_en.pdf?mc_cid=03442dec30&mc_eid=f0c14693a9 We await amended regulations for SSP to be reclaimable for SMEs and to be payable from day one.

Some good news for employers in the budget, little good news for employees:

3 items that caught the eye. If your business property has a rateable value of £51,000.00 or less you are eligible for rates holiday. If  your business property has a rateable value of £15,000.00 or less you are eligible for a £3000.00 grant. SSP for smaller employers employing fewer than 250 employees now reclaimable back.

Coronavirus:

We are receiving requests for advice on employment issues arising from the Coronavirus. ACAS have an excellent summary of practical actions employers can take. https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus Employers could also do the following: Restrict non-essential business travel. Test their disaster recovery plan. This is what PJH Law is doing. Ask all employees to report to the HR [...]

By |2020-03-03T11:17:46+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Employer Advice, Employment Law|0 Comments

Sexual Harassment – EHRC releases new guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has released guidance on how to approach sexual harassment issues at work, including that of harassment by a third party. Many of the points are not too dissimilar to Phil’s book on the subject but one of the key issues raised in the guidance is to be proactive and not sit on allegations [...]

Bereavement Leave – Should it Extend to Pets?

This month, Emma McNulty started a petition for the right to bereavement leave to be extended to pets. Ms McNulty, 18, was dismissed from a sandwich shop after stating she did not feel able to work following the death of her dog, who was 14. Most employers only allow time off for immediate relatives, which […]

By |2019-12-15T13:41:50+00:00September 6th, 2019|Employment Law|0 Comments

Saad v Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Hello and welcome back to you weekly case law update. Last week, we had our monthly employment law update with features on the Boris Johnson burqa scandal, joint employment and working time. Before that, our previous case law update concerned agency workers. This week we have two cases for you, one on victimisation and another […]

Miah v Axis Security Ltd

Our next case is about limitation dates. In broad terms, Section 11 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 states that the limitation date to bring an employment tribunal claim is three months less a day following the date of dismissal. The limitation date is extended determined on the timing and duration of any ACAS Early […]

By |2019-12-24T20:30:52+00:00September 7th, 2018|Employment Law|0 Comments

Taylor Review – Re-cap

It’s the last Friday of the month and – to paraphrase Alan Carr – what a month It’s been! Tribunal Fees, the Taylor Review, BBC Pay Gap and same sex pension inheritance, employment law issues have made the news several times this month. In case you missed them, follow the links for last month’s newsletter […]

By |2019-12-24T20:15:29+00:00July 28th, 2017|Employment Law, PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

Taylor Review / Good Work Report | Progressive policy or an exercise in rebranding?

On paper the UK labour economy is one of the best in the world. Employment rates are at an all-time high and wages for the lowest earners are growing at their fastest rate for 20 years. However, much of this ‘employment’ is in zero hours or ‘gig’ work and actual pay remains below the pre-financial […]

Hot Weather Working – What Employers Need To Know

It’s the last Friday of the month which means we have a roundup of all June’s employment law news for you. In last week’s case law update we looked at an EU decision regarding holiday pay. In terms of political turmoil and human tragedy, 2017 seems to be doing its upmost to outdo 2016. Thankfully, […]

By |2019-12-24T20:25:42+00:00June 21st, 2017|Employment Law, PJH & Industry News|0 Comments