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Reform Of IR35 For Private Sector Assignments – Start Preparing Now
The government is currently consulting on "the best way to tackle non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules (IR35) in the private sector".
23 Jul 2018
Changes To Damages For Breach Of Restrictive Covenants
Paramount to the success of any recruitment company is the protection of its main assets: its staff and its candidate and client database.
23 Jul 2018
Pimlico Plumbers Ltd V Smith
The Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith [2018] UKSC 29 held that a heating engineer whose contract described him as self-employed was actually a 'worker' ...
20 Jul 2018
Worker Status: Still No Certainty
The Supreme Court has handed down its long anticipated judgment in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and Mullins v Smith ([2018] UKSC 29).
18 Jul 2018
Worker Status: Pimlico Plumbers Supreme Court Judgment Is Handed Down
The Supreme Court has today handed down its judgment in the long running Pimlico Plumbers worker status case, ruling that Gary Smith was a worker.
18 Jun 2018
Tax And The Gig Economy
The rise of the gig economy has changed the way we look at the application of technology in traditional marketplaces and has provided many people with the opportunity to supplement their primary income.
21 May 2018
Work Somewhere Different
The Office Group's co-CEO, Charlie Green, explains how The Flexible Revolution has changed the way we do business
15 May 2018
If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: The Government Confirms That It Will Not Legislate On Restrictive Covenants
We are pleased to report that the government has confirmed its conclusions on the proposal it announced nearly two years ago to legislate on restrictive covenants.
16 Apr 2018
Consultation On Agency Workers
The Government published its response to the July 2017 Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices in February 2018.
16 Apr 2018
Don't Let Employment Issues Be An Afterthought
Few entrepreneurs start a business relishing the opportunity to deal with the nitty-gritty of bureaucracy – in fact, avoiding it is the reason many choose the startup life in the first place.
16 Mar 2018
The Government's Response To The Taylor Review
It will be some months before we have a better idea of exactly how exactly the government is going to address the concerns raised in the Taylor Review.
12 Feb 2018
Brexit: The Impact On Free Movement Of Workers
The rate of unemployment in the UK is just 4.6%, according to the Office of National Statistics' UK labour market statistical bulletin, published on 15 June 2017.
25 Jan 2018
Implications Of Worker Status - A Guide For Companies
The modern workforce is complex. Many different models exist to facilitate new ways of working. The rise of the "gig economy" has driven an increase in casual work ...
22 Jan 2018
Two-Nil Win For Tottenham Hotspur
The Upper Tribunal has rejected an appeal from HMRC in a case relating to the taxation of termination payments made to football player employees of Tottenham Hotspur Limited.
22 Jan 2018
Updated Guidance On Reporting Requirements: Modern Slavery And Payment Practices
The Government has recently issued updated guidance to businesses that are required to produce modern slavery statements and to report on their payment practices.
1 Dec 2017
Maternity Rights Extended
The long-awaited amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act (SDA) came into force this week. In this Briefing, we look at those amendments, and in particular a new right for women on additional maternity leave to claim the same contractual terms as those applying during ordinary maternity leave.
16 Apr 2008
The Legality Of Rolled-Up Holiday Pay
Since 01 October 2007, under the Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (which amended the Working Time Regulations 1998 ("WTR")), all workers (including temporary and those with irregular hours) in the UK have been entitled to 4.8 weeks (24 days) of paid leave every year including bank holidays.
18 Jan 2008
Restricting Employees´ Activities - How Far Can You Go?
This month we look at a recent case in which the Court of Appeal upheld a post-termination non-dealing clause in a contract of employment. We also consider the enforceability of restrictive covenants generally and whether the courts are beginning to take a more flexible approach to post-termination restrictions.
23 Aug 2007
When Can A Party Be Liable For Inducing A Breach Of Contract?
The tort of interference with contractual rights consists of inducing a person to break his or her contract with another party. In an employment relationship, this happens regularly in the context of industrial action when a union calls its members out on strike, but it can also be triggered where a new employer seeks to employ an individual who is bound by, for example, confidentiality or restrictive covenants and the new position involves a breach of those obligations.
20 Jun 2007
The Status Of Agency Workers - Still A Muddle?
Two recent cases have dealt with the status of agency workers and whether a contract of employment can be implied between the agency worker and the end user (the client). In both cases, James v London Borough of Greenwich and Craigie v London Borough of Haringey, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a contract should not be implied.
22 Mar 2007
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