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EMPLOYMENT STATUS

“Self-employed plus” - a new status?

A delivery firm has created a new “self-employed plus” model for its couriers. Is it something you should consider for your contractors too?
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DISMISSAL

Asserting a statutory right

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that where an employee claims their dismissal was automatically unfair for asserting a statutory right, there must be an allegation that there’s already been a breach of a statutory right. What does this mean in practice?
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STAFF HANDBOOK

What to include in an alcohol and drugs policy

It’s advisable to have a policy in your staff handbook that clearly sets out your position on alcohol and drugs in the workplace. What specific points should you cover in your policy to afford the business maximum protection?
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TAX

New rules on the taxation of termination payments

In April 2018 complex new rules took effect in relation to the tax treatment of payments in lieu of notice, to ensure that all such payments are subject to income tax and NI in full. How do these rules operate in practice?
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HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment complaints

A member of staff has made a complaint about being sexually harassed by a co-worker. How can you ascertain if there’s really a problem, and if there is, how should you respond to it?
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WORK AND PARENTS

What are the rules on KIT and SPLIT days?

Employees on maternity or adoption leave can work for some of their leave period without it bringing their leave to an end. Similar provisions apply in relation to shared parental leave. How do the rules on these “in touch” days operate?
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AGENCY WORKERS

Key information document for agency workers

New regulations will require agency workers to be given a “Key Information Document” by employment businesses. What are the required contents of this document?
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MINIMUM WAGE

When might you have to pay someone for a work trial?

The government has updated its national minimum wage guidance to cover unpaid work trials. What does the guidance now say about them?
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EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS

How to calculate a period of continuous employment

The length of an employee’s continuous employment determines whether they’re able to exercise some statutory employment rights. When is continuous employment relevant and how do you go about calculating it?
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STATUTORY RATES

Increase in a week’s pay

Last updated: 18.03.2019

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