GDPR is a European Directive that looks at data protection. It comes into force in May 2018 and whilst you may sit there and think “Ah, it’s European, we’re heading out of the EU and therefore this won’t matter too much” you’d be wrong. Firstly, we’ll still be part of the EU when it comes into force so therefore you’ll need to comply. Secondly, it could be that this is something the UK adopts even post Brexit and finally, it’s likely that if you wish to do business with any country in Europe then they will look for evidence that you comply with the legislation anyway. Find out more about this new legislation.
Just four years ago in July 2013, employment tribunal fees were introduced by the Coalition Government and we are now saying ‘goodbye’ to them due to a landmark decision by the Supreme Court on 26th July 2017. This is a
Shared Parental Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Parental Leave are all types of Family Leave that are available to working parents. They are complex pieces of legislation that have left many employers unclear as to what the rules are around pay and in particular, where do men and women need to be treated the same. Find out what you should be doing.
What do you do if an employee is sick on a bank or public holiday? Do they have the right to take the time on a different day? Is there really anything left that we haven’t told you about holiday?!! Find out in our blog post.
It’s been 10 years since the introduction of the ban on smoking in public places and indoor work places in the UK, and now the thought of someone ‘lighting up’ in a smoking room in your office building seems quite strange. However, whilst the smoking ban is quite straightforward, the relatively new concept of e-cigarettes, or ‘vaping’, is still causing confusion with employers. Find out what the rules are regarding vaping at work.
We recently wrote about the potential mistakes that employers can make in calculating workers’ holidays entitlements especially when including the Bank Holidays. And whilst you may think this must be the only tricky area that businesses would need to worry about when considering holiday calculations and contractual holiday, we actually have a few more to draw your attention to.
Employment Tribunal Fees were introduced in June 2013 and have always been controversial. Since the introduction of the fees, Employment Tribunal claims have decreased by 70%. Find out more in this post about the fee structure and what’s happening with them.
We fully appreciate that this may not be the most exciting of blog post topics but holiday calculations for people joining or leaving a company part way through a year is something that we get many many questions about. In this blog post we’re going to answer the questions we most frequently receive.
We’ve recently had several queries regarding the complex world of TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)) regulations. TUPE is one of the most complex areas of employment law so we can’t cover everything in a blog post but we thought we would give you a quick overview of what TUPE is, when it generally applies and what the basic responsibilities are for the employers involved.
There has been a lot of press lately about zero hours contracts and worker status. In fact, this seems to have been rumbling on forever so we thought you might find it useful to understand more about zero hours contracts and how they can benefit both the employer and employee.