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IR35 – major changes afoot for the private sector

The UK Government has published a consultation paper considering options for improving compliance with the IR35 regime in the private sector (click here to read).  The lead proposal…

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Law Torque newsletter – June 2018

The signs of summer are finally beginning to show and as we commence ‘our’ attempt to win one of the most fiercely fought-over sporting events (yes, the parent’s race at the…

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Notice of termination: Supreme Court clarifies position on contractual notice delivered by post and when it takes effect

In a ruling earlier this month, the Supreme Court has clarified that, for contractual purposes, written notice delivered by post takes effect when an employee reads the relevant…

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Did you know the ICO can prosecute an employee who steals personal data?

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently announced another prosecution of an employee who stole personal data from his old employer with a view to setting up a…

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Are we on the cusp of a ‘tsunami of claims’?

Charlie Mullins, CEO of Pimlico Plumbers, has suggested that UK business is set for an onslaught of claims from self-employed contractors on the hunt for improved rights and…

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Law Torque newsletter – May 2018

As businesses gear up for the introduction of the GDPR, it’s great to see so many organisations taking these important changes to data protection laws seriously.  If you’re still unsure how…

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Latest twist in shared parental leave case law

EAT leaves the door wide open for indirect sex discrimination claims to succeed in latest twist in shared parental leave cases Hot on the heels of the Employment…

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Law Torque newsletter – April 2018

April has seen a flurry of changes come into effect (click here for our rates guide).  Added to which GDPR compliance continues to be an area of focus,…

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EAT provides much needed clarity on discrimination risks associated with shared parental pay

Employers breathed a collective sigh of relief last week when the Employment Appeal Tribunal, overturning an earlier Tribunal decision, provided much needed clarity and found that Capita had…

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Significant changes to taxation of termination payments

New tax rules, governing terminations, and termination payments, after 6 April 2018, will have a significant impact on employers (and employees) and the HR community who advise them….

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