HR Spring Cleaning

April is always a busy month for HR professionals and this month is no different (never mind that we are still in the middle of a pandemic!). Here are some pointers: Ensure workers are paid the national living/minimum wage It is that time of year again! The national living wage increased to £8.91 per hour Read more about HR Spring Cleaning[…]

EU Settlement Scheme

Critically, the freedom of movement for European Economic Area (“EEA”) and Swiss nationals ended on 31 December 2020. As such, eligible employees need to apply for pre-settled or settled status under the scheme by 30 June 2021. Achieving this status means that the individual resided in the UK prior to 31 December 2020 and would Read more about EU Settlement Scheme[…]

Supreme Court in Aisle 2!

The two roles of shop floor workers and warehouse staff at Asda can be compared for assessing equal pay, the Supreme Court has ruled. The Supreme Court confirmed that the terms and conditions of shop floor staff and distribution centre workers can be compared with one another, even if the two groups of workers are Read more about Supreme Court in Aisle 2![…]

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Modern Slavery

The Government has committed to making changes to the rules on publishing modern slavery and human trafficking statements. According to the Gov UK statement, it will be mandatory for organisations to report on certain areas when publishing their statement. Businesses will be required to publish their reports on a government-run reporting service and there will Read more about Modern Slavery[…]

“Joint Employer” Status?

‘Outsourced’ workers seek better deal in landmark case By Clive Coleman Legal correspondent, BBC News Image copyright Getty Images A group of 75 workers, including porters and receptionists, are going to tribunal to gain more rights at work. As outsourced employees, they are supplied to the University of London by a facilities company, but do Read more about “Joint Employer” Status?[…]

Gig Economy Workers

An employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Addison Lee drivers were workers and therefore entitled to rights such as holiday pay and the national minimum wage. By Jo Faragher The ruling will affect thousands of drivers working for the taxi and courier company, according to the law firm representing them, Leigh Day. Worker Read more about Gig Economy Workers[…]

Do you monitor employees?

Romanian whose messages were read by employer ‘had privacy breached’ European court ruling will force firms to give more explicit warnings to staff if they want to monitor internet use Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent and Kevin Rawlinson A European court of human rights judgment has bolstered the rights of employees to have a significant Read more about Do you monitor employees?[…]

Another twist in the tail of ‘Worker’ Status

Employment status: Pimlico Plumbers case heads to Supreme Court By Stephen Simpson The Supreme Court has granted Pimlico Plumbers permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision that a plumber who signed an agreement with the company describing him as self-employed was in fact a worker. In February 2017, in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and Read more about Another twist in the tail of ‘Worker’ Status[…]