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Company register of Persons with Significant Control

From 6 April 2016 limited companies must keep a register of 'Persons with Significant Control' (or PSC's).

Posted 2nd April 2016

April 2016 Legislation Changes Round Up

A new 'living wage' is introduced as part of the national minimum wage, we have the usual rate changes and some important changes to Employment Tribunal procedure.

Posted 2nd April 2016

Holiday pay should be calculated to include results-based commission

In the latest in a series of decisions the Employment Appeal Tribunal has concluded that Working Time Regulations can be interpreted so that holiday pay should be calculated to include results-based commission.

Posted 23rd February 2016

Who is a prescribed person for whistleblowing?

Government has updated its booklet which lists the prescribed people and organisations disclosures can be made to.

Posted 8th February 2016

Taxation of injury to feelings payments

A compensation payment, paid under a settlement agreement, for injury to feelings connected with the termination of employment was taxable. This report explains why.

Posted 4th February 2016

Is it now easier to snoop on your employees' personal emails at work?

The short answer is no. However, from the recent and over-hyped media publicity about this European Court of Human Rights (‘ECHR’) decision, you could easily have concluded that employers now have an unfettered right to snoop on their employees’ personal emails and social media messages. If so, this was the wrong conclusion to draw from this case.

Posted 22nd January 2016

Duty to consider reasonable adjustments applies to sickness absence warnings

This important Court of Appeal case confirms the duty to make reasonable adjustments applies to disciplinary warnings given under sickness absence procedures.

Posted 6th January 2016

Updated guidance published | Teacher misconduct: The prohibition of teachers

This updated guidance applies to all types of schools and covers advice for employers, teachers and disciplinary panel members.

Posted 3rd December 2015

Handling a dismissal for long term absence

You must ask: How much longer should you wait before dismissing?

Posted 3rd December 2015

Two Easters in one holiday year?

Depending on when your organisation’s holiday year runs from you may be about to face the dilemma of two Easters (and their associated bank holidays) in a single holiday year.

Posted 3rd December 2015

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