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Immigration update following UK election result

European Union, United Kingdom - December 16 2019 The Boris Johnson immigration tag line has long been that under his leadership the UK will have an “Australian-style Points Based System”. Now the…

Tribunal finds workers, not just employees, are covered by TUPE

United Kingdom - November 28 2019 London Central Employment Tribunal has handed down a judgment in a TUPE case which, whilst not binding, is potentially hugely significant for…

Supreme Court holds that district judge is not a worker for the purposes of whistle-blowing protection but is entitled to bring a claim

United Kingdom - October 17 2019 The Supreme Court has decided unanimously in Gilham v Ministry of Justice that a district judge is not a worker for the purpose of the protection…

Global Climate action protests - how can employers strike the right balance?

United Kingdom - September 17 2019 On 20 and 27 September 2019, millions of people across the globe are expected to take part in strikes in an effort to ask politicians to increase…

Holiday pay: 12.07% formula should not be used for workers with no normal working hours

United Kingdom - August 7 2019 In a decision which potentially significantly impacts employers who engage workers under arrangements which do not have set normal working hours, the…

Government outlines its proposals for reforms to confidentiality clauses (NDAs)

United Kingdom - July 22 2019 The spotlight is continuing to shine brightly on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, and employers need to be alive to the government's…

Government publishes consultation paper on measures to tackle one-sided flexibility in the labour market

United Kingdom - July 19 2019 The government has launched a further consultation as part of the Good Work Plan seeking views on proposals to address the problem identified by the…

IR35: Government publishes draft legislation reforming private sector off-payroll working

United Kingdom - July 17 2019 On 11 July 2019 the government published draft legislation (Draft Legislation) together with a summary of responses (Response Paper) to the policy…

Government consults on reducing ill health-related job loss

United Kingdom - July 15 2019 The issue of employee wellbeing and good physical and mental health is of paramount importance in the modern workplace. In recent times, following on…

Supreme Court decision should prompt employers to review restrictive covenants

United Kingdom - July 12 2019 For employers, the departure of a key employee from the business to a competitor can present real concerns about the future preservation of critical…