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Employment law developments on the horizon

Sejal Raja considers key employment law changes which come into effect in 2020. Right to a written statement of terms – change effective from 6 April 2020 Currently employers are required to provide employees who have been continuously employed for more than…

Imminent changes to employment law

Employment law is a rapidly changing arena, therefore we have set out a list of some of the imminent changes that will affect employers and individuals in the coming months. Note: this article contains no mention of events due to…

Budget 2018 – What does it mean for individuals?

On 29 October 2018 the Chancellor of the Exchequer presented the Budget 2018. We have compiled the highlights and key points that individuals should note. Budget highlights for private clients The personal allowance will be raised to £12,500 from April 2019, one…

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,…

‘Sleep in’ and pay?

The recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Royal MENCAP Society v Tomlinson Blake and Shannon v Ramprasad has considered the issue of whether ‘sleep in’ workers are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for the time that…

The Taylor Review

The long awaited Taylor Review was published on 11 July 2017 amid much media attention. The report, which was commissioned by Theresa May in 2016, seeks to undertake a wide-ranging review of employment legislation and practice in light of recent changes…

Are workers entitled to pay while sleeping?

In the case of Focus Care Agency Limited v Roberts, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered and reviewed recent case law in this difficult area and has provided some helpful guidance. The issue for consideration If employees sleep-in in order to…

What to expect in 2017

As we wave goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017, we take a look at the significant employment law changes that are expected this year.   When?  What? 22 December 2016 The Code of Practice (English Language Requirements for Public Sector Workers) Regulations 2016 In 2015 the government…