Fudia Smartt and Daniel Stander give advice on how to write a reference in light of a recent High Court ruling on employers’ duty to be fair and not to mislead. To read more click here.
Author: Lailaa Bettis The Supreme Court held yesterday morning that a tribunal was entitled to conclude that a plumber was not a self-employed contractor, but a worker (although not an employee). The key issues were: Whether the plumber was obliged to provide his services personally to Pimlico, an important feature of worker status. Whether the plumber was […]
Author: Cicely Slatter It’s 1 May, which means that with regard to the GDPR coming into force the clock is really ticking. This new regime will apply from 25 May 2018. As such, all organisations should be reviewing their approaches to data protection and implementing new measures, as and where required. What is the “GDPR”? […]
Author: Sadia Begum Tribunal awards Every April, the limits on unfair dismissal compensatory awards and other employed-related payments are increased in light of inflation. We have set out below the new rates for 2018/19, which will apply for dismissal on or after 6 April 2018: Maximum week’s pay (for redundancy payments and the unfair dismissal […]
Fudia Smartt and Holly Hobson consider the lessons to be learned from the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Rawlinson v Brightside Group Ltd  regarding giving a false reason for dismissal. Article found in this month’s Employment Law Journal www.lawjournals.co.uk. Read the full article.
Author: Fudia Smartt Who can believe that 2017 is almost over and what a year it has been! A quick round up: 2017 highlights Gender Pay Reporting Regulations The Gender Pay Reporting Regulations came into effect in April 2017, which require large private sector and voluntary employers to publish annual reports showing how large the pay […]
Author: Fudia Smartt Where has the time gone? 2017 is drawing to a close and yet it feels like we only published our Autumn, back to work edition a fortnight ago. As 2017 bids us adieu, we recap over the last year and some of the key employment law changes which has occurred in our year […]
Author: Matthew Ware In August, Mr Justice Foskett held on appeal from the County Court that Ms Aguero was successful in her breach of contract claim brought against her employer London Borough of Lambeth. Ms Agoreyo (an experienced school teacher) was employed in the London Borough of Lambeth as a primary school teacher on a 10 […]
Author: Fudia Smartt Given that we are a giving bunch at Hine Legal – we set out below our 12 days of Christmas HR tips: GDPR will take effect on 25 May 2018. We will have a January special just to get you and your organisation prepared! Holiday pay: Following a recent ECJ judgment, self-employed staff […]
Author: Claire Dewhurst A decision by the ECJ has highlighted the risks of wrongly categorising a worker as self employed, and therefore failing to pay holiday pay. The decision will have far reaching consequences for many employers, particularly those operating in the “gig economy”. Mr King’s contract with his employer was as a self employed contractor. […]