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UK: consultation on gender pay reporting requirements
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

The Government Equalities Office has published an initial consultation paper on the proposal to require companies to publish pay information to show


UK: zero hours and national minimum wage changes in force 26 May
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

Two employment provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 came into force on 26 May 2015: the ban on exclusivity clauses in


UK: employers can face ‘series of acts’ detriment claims from fixed-term employees where treatment spans a number of discrete fixed-term contracts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2015

Where a fixed-term or part-time employee is subjected to less favourable treatment in the form of a series of similar acts or failures, the time limit


UK: employees on long-term sick leave are not ‘assigned’ for TUPE transfer if absence is permanent
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2015

Case law has established that temporary absence from work, for example on sick leave or family-related leave, does not prevent an individual being


UK: new FCA and PRA whistleblowing rules
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 8 2015

The FCA and the PRA have both published policy statements on their new rules on whistleblowing: FCA policy statement (PS1524) entitled


UK: ‘Gig economy’ employers - business model under threat from litigation and legislative review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Companies engaged in the 'gig economy' should be alive to the threat recent employment law developments could pose to their business model. Where the


UK: new legislative proposals and guidance on minimumliving wage, apprenticeships consultation, employee travel expenses, recruitment and induction
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2015

The government has announced plans to increase the penalties for failing to pay the national minimum wage and national living wage (being introduced


UK: employers can redeploy permanent employees to vacancies in priority to agency workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2015

Agency worker regulations provide that an agency worker has the right to be informed of any relevant vacancies in the hiring company, so as “to give


UK: Discipline: raising non-urgent or trivial concerns while an employee is on stress-related sick leave may amount to constructive dismissal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

Employers should consider carefully whether it is necessary to raise disciplinary concerns with an employee while they are absent on stress-related


UK: Unfair dismissal: “taking a sickie” is gross misconduct
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

An employer can fairly dismiss for gross misconduct where it has a genuine and reasonable belief (after reasonable investigation) that an employee