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Consultation on tax treatment of termination payments

Many experts struggle with calculating the correct tax to be deducted (or not to be deducted) on employee termination payments. The Government has now launched a consultation to consider changing the law to (hopefully) simplify matters. For many the consultation…

Holiday pay – Tricky issues

With the holiday season about to commence, we review the five common questions asked by employers in relation to holidays and holiday pay. 1. Can I dictate how much and when an employee can take their holiday? Employers can require employees to…

June Case Round Up

In this month’s ENews we consider whether a flawed disciplinary process can be rectified following an appeal hearing and a finding of unfair dismissal; whether an employer’s lack of knowledge of it’s obligation to inform and consult avoids an award…

Is an employer obliged to pay for travel time?

Yes, says a recent European case involving peripatetic workers (Federación de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones Obreras). This is a Spanish case which was referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The case was about a worker who did not…

Whistleblowing: what is ‘in the public interest’?

Whistleblowing has over recent years received a huge amount of press attention, particularly in the NHS and care sector. The whistleblowing legislation was originally enacted in response to the terrible tragedies that took place such as Ladbroke Grove, Piper Alpha,…