#MeToo Movement placing Non-Disclosure Agreements firmly in the spotlight
There has been significant media attention surrounding sexual abuse in the workplace in light of the #MeToo campaign, placing Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) firmly in the spotlight. As allegations against high profile individuals have gained momentum, public pressure on the Government has grown to prevent employers silencing employees who try to expose wrongdoing by the employer through the use of NDAs.
Off-payroll working in the private sector: A public consultation
The HMRC consultation paper published on 5 March 2019 proposed that any business with 50 or more employees will, from April 2020, be subject to the same rules regarding off-payroll working as currently apply in the public sector.
Holiday pay compensation post-Brexit
Disputes relating to holiday pay have generated some quite controversial decisions in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over the last few years, some of which have led to the UK courts making amendments to UK law – writing in new words - in order to be compliant with the ECJ decisions. Take for example changes written into the legislation that allowed for employees to carry-over their holiday entitlement following long-term sick leave and others made to ensure that overtime and allowances were included in the calculation of an employee's holiday pay.
Uber’s employment status lifeline
The employment status arguments in Uber B.V. and others –v- Aslam and others rumble on as Uber takes the case to the Supreme Court. Here we look at the earlier decisions made by the Court of Appeal and what's next for the gig economy workforce.
New online right to work tool: How and when to use
On 28 January 2019, the Home Office introduced a new online tool which enables employers to check the right to work of potential and current employees. Here we give an overview of how and when to use this new system alongside the traditional checks.
EU Settlement Scheme: public test phase now open
As EU citizens can now apply for settled and pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, we provide information for applicants and look at how the scheme will work.
What does the immigration White Paper mean for recruiters and the UK's labour market?
Here we provide a summary of the key changes for workers resulting from the Home Secretary's long-awaited White Paper entitled ‘the UK’s future skills-based immigration system’.
Top 10 employer mistakes when paying National Minimum Wage
All employers are under an obligation to ensure that their workers are paid at least the national minimum wage or national living wage. The latest HMRC Bulletin highlights the most common mistakes that are found to be behind underpayments.
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