‘These blogs do not provide a full statement of the law and readers are advise to take legal advice before taking any action based on the information contained herein’.

March 6, 2020

The full list of the particulars that must be provided to workers who start employment on or after 6th April.  The additional particulars required by Reg 3 of the 2018 Amendment Regulations are listed below.

Principal statement.

The following particulars must be set out...

March 2, 2020

Current rights to time off.

From a statutory point of view, employees have surprisingly little in the way of rights to take time off in the event of bereavement. There is scope to take a limited amount of time off following

the death of a dependant under the dependant ca...

February 3, 2020

In a recent Citizens Advice survey the key findings were:

  • One in ten of the people that surveyed were bogusly self-employed, with at least three markers suggesting that their self-employment is not genuine. If scaled up, this could translate into as many as 460,000...

January 23, 2020

Bogus self-employment occurs when workers are told they are self-employed when the legal tests would likely define them as employees. This phenomenon is made more common by the lack of consistency and clarity around the definition of self-employment: employment and tax...

January 14, 2020

The recent cases involving BBC, Uber, Deliveroo, Addison Lee and Pimlico Plumbers, where self-employed contractors have been deemed or thought to be employees, has brought this issue to the fore.

As a result of these cases many smaller employers have been left anxi...

January 6, 2020

There are a number of easy checks to determine if someone is genuinely self-employed, they should-

  • Provide their own equipment;

  • Are not made to wear a branded uniform, or drive a branded vehicle;Have genuine control over pricing and invoicing;

  • Are no...

October 2, 2019

The Court of Appeal has held that permanent workers on a part-year contract, for example term-time only, should not have their 5.6 weeks’ statutory holiday entitlement under the Working Time Regulations pro-rated to reflect the fact that they do not work for the full y...

September 23, 2019

TUC publishes flexible working survey

A survey conducted

by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of around 2,700 workers found that 30% of flexible working requests were turned down by employers. 58% of workers (and 68% of workers in ‘working class roles’) believed flexible w...

September 17, 2019

The employment tribunal held that a belief in Scottish independence amounts to a philosophical belief within the meaning of S.10(2) of the Equality Act 2010 and could therefore be relied upon by the claimant as a protected characteristic for the purpose of claiming dir...

September 10, 2019

NDAs (confidentiality clauses) are in the news. Some commentators allege illegal behaviour can be masked when employers pay employees or workers off and bind them to silence with an NDA.

What is an NDA? They are often found in settlement agreements but they can also be...

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