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Michael Newman

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You don’t need me to tell you its hot outside and although this is the time of year when some of us head off to other hot places many of us will remain at work. Shown below is some guidance from ACAS and the HSE.
Monday, 25 June 2018 12:42

The End of The Gig Economy?

You will have seen that Pimlico Plumbers lost their case in the supreme court over the status of one of their staff.
Monday, 04 June 2018 10:47

World Cup Fever

Now that the domestic and European football season is over focus shifts to the world cup. Tuesday 24th June 2018 at 13.00pm may seem like a long way away, but it's a time and date Employers need to consider now.
Monday, 04 June 2018 10:40

Steps to Avoid HR Tribunals

Are you surprised the last set of HR tribunal statistics shows that the number of lodged claims has increased by 78%? No, neither was I.
These figures were published just before and are really not terribly surprising.  Tribunal claims are now almost back to where they were before fess were abolished.
Businesses with self-employed workforces are highly likely to have to compensate many of their workers for previously unpaid holiday, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ)  ruled in favour of a worker in the long-running and eagerly awaited Sash Windows case.
Monday, 13 November 2017 11:01

The HR Implications of The Uber Verdict

What are the HR implications now that the taxi firm Uber has lost an appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal against a ruling that its drivers should be treated as workers rather than self-employed?
In my previous blog I concentrated on the decision to abandon Tribunal fees following the Supreme Court ruling as a quick note.   Now I have had a chance to look at the ruling in more detail, this email re-iterates some of the last and adds in more tips for you on how to proceed with an employee’s claim.
Monday, 31 July 2017 10:04

Abolition of Tribunal Fees

Since 2013, employees have had to pay a fee of up to £1,200 to take their employer to a tribunal.  This led to a drop of around 70% in the number of claims, enabling some employers to take a robust approach to employee relations because of the heavily reduced risk of a claim.
Summer has now arrived universities are out and schools are about to break up. Young people are looking for jobs or even work experience as interns to get a foot on the employment ladder.
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