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SEX DISCRIMINATION

Higher maternity pay not discriminatory

The Court of Appeal has held that men on shared parental leave can be paid less than women on maternity leave. What are the implications for maternity pay schemes?
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WORKING TIME

Employers must keep records of actual daily working hours

The European Court has held that to comply with the Working Time Directive EU member states must require employers to have a system in place for measuring the actual daily working time of all their workers. Where does this leave UK law?
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PAY

Have you adequately set out your commission arrangements?

Some employees’ salaries, particularly those in sales roles, may be comprised of basic pay plus commission. The latter is often calculated based on successful sales made. What should employment contracts say about commission arrangements?
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MONITORING AT WORK

What monitoring is permitted in the workplace?

If you want to monitor what your staff are getting up to in the workplace, exactly how far can you go when it comes keeping tabs on their use of e-mail, the Internet and your computer and telephone systems?
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RECORD KEEPING

How to keep HR records

Your business is looking to update its record-keeping system, to ensure GDPR compliance. What HR records do you need to maintain and is there a particular system you should use?
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TRIBUNALS

The Acas early conciliation process

Acas early conciliation must take place before most types of employment tribunal claim can be lodged by claimants. With the number of tribunal claims steadily rising, it’s definitely worth participating in the process if you can. How does it work?
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APPRENTICES

Apprenticeship levy changes

The results of a YouGov survey show that only one in five employers is aware of the apprenticeship levy reforms that took effect from 1 April 2019. What were the changes?
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DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

Late knowledge of disability is no defence

According to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, a dismissal can still be discriminatory even if the employer doesn’t know of the employee’s disability until the appeal stage. What does this mean in practice?
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DISMISSAL

When might there be a constructive dismissal?

A constructive dismissal occurs where an employee resigns in response to your conduct in breaching their employment contract and treats themselves as having been dismissed. But it’s not quite as simple as that - what are the key constructive dismissal requirements?
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TERMINATION PAYMENTS

Settlement costs to increase?

GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING

Defaulting employers named and shamed

Last updated: 24.06.2019

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