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Care needed when using technology in recruitment

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Associate Holly Cudbill comments in People Management on the potential risks of digital recruitment methods and in particular, the use of "kill questions" which, depending on the answer given, prevent applications from proceeding. More …

What have recent legal cases revealed about employment status?

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Partner Matthew Smith discusses if it matters if someone is called an ’employee’ or a ‘worker’ or ‘self-employed’ in Employee Benefits. More …

Why third-party service providers could be your biggest data risk

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Associate Holly Cudbill comments in People Management on the potential risks of personal data breaches where an employer shares the personal data of its staff with third parties. More …

When can there be a deemed acceptance of changes to terms and conditions?

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A recent case demonstrates the risks of an employer relying on employees' silence to indicate an acceptance of changes to terms and conditions. More …

Blake Morgan's Employment Newsletter

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Blake Morgan's Summer newsletter keeps you informed of the latest developments in Employment Law. More …

Are businesses obliged to enhance shared parental leave pay?

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Two recent EAT cases consider whether it is discriminatory to enhance Maternity Pay but not enhance Shared Parental Pay. More …

New ACAS guidance published

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ACAS has extensive guidance and resources on its website and it has recently published some new and updated guidance on a number of topical issues such as religion or belief in the workplace and suspension from work. More …

Sponsoring migrant workers from outside the European Union: Is raising the cap the way forward?

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The Government has announced a number of changes recently relating to sponsoring migrant workers from outside the EU as well as updating its guidance on right to work checks. More …

Matthew Smith: What does the Pimlico Plumbers case mean for employers?

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After almost seven years of litigation, the Supreme Court has upheld the decisions of the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal that Gary Smith was a ‘worker’ and not ‘self-employed’ in the high-profile case Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith. This article first appeared in Employee Benefits on 3 July. More …

Landmark decision for "gig economy" workers

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The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith is undoubtedly the most significant decision of the recent employment status cases which impact in particular the so-called "gig economy". More …