Employment

What employers need to know about paying life assurance benefits

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What should you consider when paying out life assurance benefits – and what are the implications if you get it wrong? Adrian Lamb, Legal Director in our Pensions and Benefits team considers the issues involved for employers and trustees. More …

How to avoid unfavourable treatment

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How can employers avoid treating employees unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of their disability? More …

Protections extended for whistleblowers

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The Court of Appeal has held that a whistleblower's colleagues can be personally liable for dismissal-related detriments and the losses flowing from the dismissal. More …

Employment Law Developments: Looking Ahead to 2019

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Looking ahead to 2019 what are likely to be the significant employment law developments for employers and HR professionals? One date has, and will continue to dominate the headlines, 29 March 2019 when the UK is scheduled to leave the EU. More …

Employment Law Top Ten of 2018

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How will employers and HR professionals remember 2018? Another year dominated by Brexit? Brexit aside (hold on: weren't we saying the same thing last year?), at the end of the year, we take a moment to look back at some of the most important Employment law cases and legislation from 2018. More …

New process for in country applications

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The in country application process is currently going through a major overhaul. From the beginning of November, the Home Office started gradually introducing changes to the way the applications are being submitted and processed. More …

How to protect against misuse of commercially-sensitive information

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Protecting trade secrets and confidential information is crucial and what steps can employers take to prevent staff from misusing commercially-sensitive information? More …

References: What you need to know

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When either providing or asking for a reference it's important to consider the key points made by the new Acas guidance. More …

The "after party" – could employers be liable for what goes on?

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With employers planning Christmas parties, or indeed any kind of "works do", we look at a case where the employer was held vicariously liable for an employee's actions when those at the office party moved on to another venue where a fight broke out. More …

Taxing termination payments – six months on

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Are you using the new mandatory calculation when establishing what part of a termination payment is taxable? Six months on, are there still areas that you, your managers or your payroll colleagues find confusing? We guide you through some common issues. More …