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Advice for employers of EU nationals

In June 2018 the Home Office announced plans to carry out further assessment of the proposed EU Settlement Scheme. An update was published on 11 October 2018 which set out the eligibility criteria to become a part of the pilot which…

Are referees employees?

No – according to the First Tier Tax Tribunal. Background HMRC argued that the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) was the employer of a group of football referees, and therefore there was income tax and NICS due. The principal issue in the…

Pregnancy and infant loss awareness month

October marks pregnancy and infant loss awareness month with baby loss awareness week marked specifically between 9 to 15 October. Taboo It remains a silent subject, one that is rarely acknowledged, let alone openly spoken about. This year a number of charities…

World Mental Health Day

As the stigma surrounding mental health continues, World Mental Health Day is campaigning to raise awareness of hidden mental health conditions so that sufferers have the necessary support. Mental health and the workplace The TUC released some staggering statistics today, revealing only…

When is a resignation not a resignation?

In the case of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed the importance of the surrounding circumstances when considering whether a resignation is unambiguous and effective. Facts of the case Ms L worked in the…

US Open final overshadowed by discrimination scandal

Serena Williams engaged in a heated exchange with umpire, Carlos Ramos, after being handed code violations and which resulted in a game penalty which she described as unfair and sex discrimination. The link You may wonder how a tennis violation could be…

Working during the commute: #WorkingFromTrain

#wft (‘working from trains’) is fast replacing #wfh (‘working from home’). A recent study commissioned by the University of West England revealed that the average commuter uses most of their travel time to catch up on work emails. In some cases,…