Briefing quick find:

Menopausal leave – Are we almost there?

Rachel McClean, Conservative MP for Redditch, has been hitting the headlines recently to highlight the plight of many women: the menopause and the effect it has on women in their daily life. Ms McClean and fellow MP Carolyn Harris have become ambassadors…

EU Settlement Scheme – Employer toolkit

The Government has published new promotional material for employers to support EU citizens and their families. The ‘EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit’ is meant to provide comprehensive information for those employing EU citizens. All employers should know that the current ‘right…

Gig economy and discrimination?

The recent stream of cases dealing with worker status have focused on whether individuals who have been providing services to organisations are deemed to be workers rather than self-employed contractors, and therefore entitled to National Minimum Wage, holiday pay and…

Lipstick and high heels are here to stay

Workplace dress codes – A reminder We saw public uproar in 2016 when Nicola Thorp, a receptionist working for PwC via an agency called Portico, was sent home one day for failing to wear high heels. She was told that it…

Will your employees face red cards this summer?

With World Cup at fever pitch, particularly after England’s euphoric win on Sunday, employers should consider taking steps to minimise the impact of the World Cup and other key sporting events on their business. Two of the main concerns are…

Pimlico Plumbers – The final chapter?

The Supreme Court today handed down its judgment in the long awaited case of Mr Smith and Pimlico Plumbers. The decision has a significant impact on those industries that are reliant on engaging consultants on a self-employed basis. Pimlico Plumbers: Background…

IR35 – The conundrum continues…

IR35 is tax legislation designed to combat tax avoidance by workers supplying services to clients via an intermediary. It was introduced in 2000. The rules apply where an individual provides services to a client through a Personal Services Company (PSC), and…

GDPR – What happens after 25 May?

Data has become the most valuable commodity of the digital era. In Europe, the value of the data commodity is thought to be around the €50 billion mark and projections suggest that this figure could rise to €111 billion by 2020. With such…