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  • Thursday 28th March 2019

    Workers - Employees or Independent Contractors?

    The issues surrounding the definitions between these different categories of people continue to roll in. Most recently, the National Gallery has been the subject of their art experts claiming that they were workers. An employment judge has held that the art experts who worked as educators for the ...

  • Thursday 28th March 2019

    Possible Changes to Non-Disclosure Agreements

    There cannot be many employers out there who have not now heard of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). NDAs are a type of confidentiality clause normally used in settlement agreements to prevent publication of sensitive information. The reason they have become so contentious as with many things is ...

  • Thursday 28th March 2019

    Guidance on Gender Pay Gap

    In February the Government Equalities Office published two sets of guidance for employers entitled “8 Ways to Understand Your Gender Pay Gap” and “4 Steps to Developing a Gender Pay Gap Action Plan”. These guides are aimed at helping employers close any gender pay gaps that ...

  • Thursday 28th March 2019

    Flexible Working and Work Life Balance

    We have had a lot of feedback from last month’s article on managing stress and how to balance this with the need for businesses to provide goods or services outside the traditional working hours model. Previously the issue of flexible working was only ever discussed by those returning from ...

  • Thursday 28th March 2019

    News in brief - April 2019

    Overworking TUC analysis has revealed UK workers did over £32 billion worth of unpaid overtime in 2018. The 5 million workers who did this time have in effect worked the first two months of the year for free. Top of the list for those who did in excess of their hours were teachers and ...

  • Thursday 28th March 2019

    Are new Directors aware of their duties?

    Many young businesses are more relaxed in their approach to business life, but how many directors of such businesses fully understand the need to accurately record and minute decision making at a board level and the future consequences if they don’t? Company directors need to be fully ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    Managing stress checklist

    An employer who does not take action to manage the effects of stress on its employees will not get the best out of those employees and will also run an increased risk of stress-related claims. Employers should consider, and be seen to consider, the impact of stress in the workplace. This might ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    Greater protection for atypical workers

    The Government has confirmed that it intends to introduce a number of legislative changes designed to improve protection for agency workers, zero hours workers and others with atypical working arrangements. Among other things, the Government has confirmed that it will repeal the ‘Swedish ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    News in brief - January 2019

    Unpaid work trial may attract minimum wage The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has updated its guidance on calculating the minimum wage to include unpaid work trials. The updated wording sets out guidance for employers who, as part of their recruitment process, ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    Preparing for employment law changes

    Looking ahead employment law is likely to change in several ways this year. Here is our guide to help steer you and your business through those changes: 1. Increase to National Minimum and Living Wage Both the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates increase in April ...

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