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Published: 13th March 2018

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 […]

Published: 19th December 2017

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 […]

Published: 19th December 2017

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 […]

Published: 19th December 2017

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 […]

Published: 5th December 2017

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. […]

Published: 5th October 2017

  Flexible working as part of a wellbeing strategy Authors: Jane Wheeler & Holly Hobson Employers are rolling out wellbeing strategies at an exceptional rate. According to “Employee Wellbeing Research 2017: The evolution of workplace wellbeing in the UK” 45% of UK companies currently have a clearly defined wellbeing strategy. This is up 30% in […]

Published: 4th October 2017

Author: Fudia Smartt The days are becoming shorter and there is a chill in the air. It’s official; autumn has now started. As we return from the haze of summer holidays, our autumn newsletter should help you get back into the swing of all things employment law related. We are fortunate to have a guest article from […]

Published: 4th October 2017

Author: Fudia Smartt The EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) replaces the previous EU Data Protection Directive and provides enhanced data protection rights under EU law. As an EU Regulation, the GDPR (which was enacted on 25 May 2016) has direct effect in each EU member state, without the need for further implementing legislation. Therefore, putting […]

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