Employment

The 2019 Loan Charge - Don't be caught out!

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With just on a month to go until the one-off tax charge on disguised remuneration loans comes into effect, there is no sign that HMRC is backing off introducing the measure, or that the concern being stated in many corners, including the House of Lords, is going to be effective in stopping the implementation of the charge. More …

Negotiating a settlement agreement at the end of employment

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We take a look at negotiating a settlement agreement between an employer and an employee, where an employee waives their right to make certain claims, usually in return for monetary compensation. More …

Continuing benefit required to obtain springboard injunction

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If you are seeking springboard injunction relief in commercial litigation a recent case shows that it is best to justify the period of estimated head start using examples and factual material and where possible, independent evidence. More …

Brexit negotiations and EU nationals in the UK

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Following the Brexit referendum, the position of EU nationals in the UK has become part of the complex withdrawal negotiations. After months of uncertainty, in June 2018, the Government announced the details of the agreement reached with the EU regarding protecting the rights of EU nationals in the UK. More …

Making sense of GDPR, six months on

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Michelle Lawlor-Perkins discusses GDPR six months on in People Management. More …

GMP Equalisation - the Lloyds Bank judgment - some greater clarity and certainty?

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If you are a trustee or sponsor of a pension scheme that was contracted out of the state-earnings related scheme before 6 April 1997 this affects you. More …

Handling a summer of sport at work

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The summer of sport continues with Wimbledon having started this week and the football World Cup in full swing. It could be exciting times for the public but employers may find themselves having to perform a balancing act, especially with the Wimbledon final men's final and the World Cup final on the same day – Sunday 15th July. More …

Must employers consider bumping in a redundancy situation?

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Carrying out redundancies fairly is crucial to avoid the risk of costly litigation. A recent EAT decision about "bumping" is a useful reminder to employers that, depending on the circumstances, employers should consider whether or not to bump another employee whose position is not redundant as part of a fair redundancy process. More …

Director's Remuneration as Misfeasance?

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Top 50 UK law firm Blake Morgan blogs about a case whereby The High Court has recently handed down judgment that required it to consider whether directors of a company, who did not have an employment contract, service contract, or any form of recognition of status as employee of the company, were entitled to remuneration or to withdraw monies from the company. More …

Employment lawyer comments on maternity disclosure survey.

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Blake Morgan's employment specialist, Debra Gers, comments on maternity disclosure survey. More …