Employment

How to handle World Cup HR issues

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The World Cup kicks off today – and employers may find themselves managing competing requests for time off or transfers to another shift, as well as a spike in unauthorised absences. Vicky Schollar offers some advice. More …

Trans facts

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Despite greater awareness and public understanding of gender identity, many transgender people still face discrimination. Alison Craggs, associate in our Succession and Tax team and Debra Gers, senior practice support lawyer in our Employment team, examine the key legal rights of transgender people – from management of wills and inheritance rights to equality in the workplace in their article for the Law Society's PS Magazine. More …

GDPR one week to go…are you GDPR-compliant when it comes to your own staff?

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Whilst many organisations have focussed on what the GDPR means for customer/client/supplier data from 25 May, have you taken the right actions with regard to your staff? We look at the very different considerations involved in being HR-GDPR compliant when it comes into force next week. More …

Does recent case spell trouble ahead for agency workers?

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal’s recent decision in Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd means that an agency worker’s statutory rights to certain equal terms cannot be bought out by paying the worker a higher rate of pay than its permanent staff. More …

Changes to taxation of termination payments

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Where employment ends and a termination payment is made on or after 6 April 2018, new provisions create a special formula for calculating the tax due which all employers must be aware of. The rules are complex and there are several potential pitfalls. HMRC has finally published guidance to clarify some of the issues. More …