Employment and Business Law News

There are still risks in banning religious symbols in the workplace22/03/2017
If you have 250 or more employees, we trust you’re ready for gender pay gap reporting22/03/2017
New Business and Property Courts of England and Wales from June 201722/03/2017
Make sure you serve your party wall notices22/03/2017
Businesses buying alcohol from wholesalers new provisions from 1 April 201722/03/2017
The question of whether employment status should be simplified16/03/2017
Clarifying the definition of worker – Smith v Pimlico Plumbers at the Court of Appeal22/02/2017
Damages for food poisoning on an all-inclusive holiday15/02/2017
Failure to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office15/02/2017
Updated guidance on Competition Law15/02/2017
In the UK, dismissing an employee for leaving a dangerous workplace is unlawful07/02/2017
You need only do what's reasonable and proportionate in responding to a subject access request07/02/2017
Even with mobility clauses, sometimes it’s unfair to demand that employees relocate01/02/2017
Keeping up appearances – and the dangers thereof18/01/2017
Facebook liable after failure to remove posts13/01/2017
Ofcom report on communications services13/01/2017
Legal changes in 2017 general dates to keep in mind13/01/2017
Dates for your diary 2017 - expected legal changes11/01/2017
Smile for the camera - the latest on employment status in the gig economy10/01/2017
New fines for directors for nuisance calls19/12/2016
New guidance for businesses on pricing tactics19/12/2016
Companies House guidance on confirmation statements19/12/2016
Festive fun and responsibility – a brief recap for employers12/12/2016
Gender pay gap reporting12/12/2016
The risks involved in withdrawing an offer of recruitment08/12/2016
Encourage rest - it’s the law17/11/2016
Navigating choppy waters – health and safety law procedure15/11/2016
Competition and Markets Authority warns online sellers about price fixing15/11/2016
Privacy notices an updated code of practice15/11/2016
Small Business Commissioner Consultation ends 7 December 201615/11/2016
The story so far – employment status in the “gig economy”10/11/2016
New rules for landlords in Wales24/10/2016
How to handle data efficiently and lawfully24/10/2016
Card fraud24/10/2016
Brierley v Asda – like work deserves like payment, however you arrange your business24/10/2016
A few tips on minimum wage, employment status and delivery services21/10/2016
Equalise shared parental leave06/10/2016
Health and Safety responsibilities for sole contractors27/09/2016
Do you know the general duties that the law imposes on company directors27/09/2016
The benefits of having terms and conditions27/09/2016
Minimum wage increase – don’t get caught out in October22/09/2016
Don’t just assume a previous disciplinary warning was appropriate22/09/2016
A service ceases, and a similar one begins – TUPE might not apply22/09/2016
Cross-border online trade with EU consumers24/08/2016
Company fined £163,371 for arrangement to undercut prices24/08/2016
ICO prosecute a company for failure to notify24/08/2016
Think before you act – new recruit awarded damages when job offer withdrawn18/08/2016
The joys of parenting, and some difficult issues17/08/2016
Deliveroo’s doldrums16/08/2016
Watch this space – it may affect whether your freelancers are actually employed25/07/2016
New Insurance Act coming into force 12 August 201622/07/2016
UK company kept workers in modern slavery22/07/2016
Software is goods in the context of commercial agents22/07/2016
Thorough appeal saves the day – Khan v Stripestar Ltd (EAT)21/07/2016
Conflicting opinions at avery high level, but here is a reason to celebrate diversity15/07/2016
A note to assist managers in opposing racism14/07/2016
Firearm Licensing Law changes27/06/2016
Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) issued open letter to businesses about restricting online resale prices27/06/2016
ICO issues £180,000 fine for unsolicited automated marketing, lack of identity and no free opt-out27/06/2016
For discrimination, nationality does not include immigration status - despite this, we still recommend good behaviour22/06/2016
Can businesses ban religious clothing in the workplace17/06/2016
TUPE - on a service provision change, what does “immediately before” transfer means “immediately before”17/06/2016
Reinstatement is a distinct possibility following unfair dismissal case in Supreme Court17/06/2016
The Alternative Dispute Resolution dilemma25/05/2016
Religious discrimination – one-off application of a policy may amount to indirect discrimination25/05/2016
Statutory guidance for PSC Register – Final Version18/05/2016
Beneficial ownership register for foreign companies18/05/2016
Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 201618/05/2016
Employment agencies to advertise vacancies in the UK at the same time or before advertising abroad04/05/2016
Posted workers in construction industry to be given rights to claim unpaid wages from next contractor in supply chain04/05/2016
Claimants to claw back unpaid Tribunal awards and Settlement with 50 percent penalty applied04/05/2016
Damages for breach of restrictive covenant27/04/2016
Extension of Shared Parental Leave and Pay to grandparents14/04/2016
Loss of NIC employment allowances for employers who employ illegal workers14/04/2016
When is an employer vicariously liable for the actions of its employees14/04/2016
DBS pilot to test access to criminal record information from the European Union set to run until April 201614/04/2016
New International Maritime Organization requirement for packed container weight verification14/04/2016
Manifestation of religion versus misuse of power13/04/2016
When is a Kiddee not a Trunki The importance of legal advice on protecting Intellectual Property rights at an early stage23/03/2016
New procedure for bankruptcy petitions from 6 April 201623/03/2016
New EU Trademark directive comes into force on 23 March 201623/03/2016
No automatic right to time off for religious holidays03/03/2016
Compulsory National Living Wage effective from 1 April 201603/03/2016
Abolition of National Insurance Contributions by employers for apprentices under 2503/03/2016
Home Office update advice to employers regarding right to work checks and prevention of illegal working29/02/2016
Companies required to make available on the public register a list of all people with significant control over the business29/02/2016
Online Dispute Resolution(ODR)–Additional information for online traders29/02/2016
Draft legislation published introducing apprenticeship levy29/02/2016
Government publishes draft regulations on Gender Pay Reporting29/02/2016
Government proposal to extend Sunday trading hours29/02/2016
Residential landlords required to check immigration and right to rent status of prospective tenants and occupiers over 1803/02/2016
Informal exchange of emails can constitute a variation of terms of a contract despite contractual clauses to the contrary03/02/2016
Government Committee recommends amendment to the Equality Act enabling recognised transgenders to apply for gender27/01/2016
ACAS publish guidance for employers on dealing with legal highs in the workplace27/01/2016
Employers not prohibited from reading personal messages sent by employees27/01/2016
Migration Advisory Committee sets out recommendations to reduce non-EU migration20/01/2016
Financial penalties to come into force from April 2016 for employers who fail to pay tribunal awards19/01/2016
Government confirms proposals to tackle worker exploitation14/01/2016
New employment legislation due in force in 201621/12/2015
Government urges employers to prepare early for the national living wage08/12/2015
No increase to statutory payment amounts for 201607/12/2015
Government sets out further detail on new apprenticeship levy on employers26/11/2015
New obligations to publish annual slavery and human trafficking statement in force from 29 October 201519/11/2015
Government publishes response to public sector exit payments consultation05/11/2015
Government publishes response to consultation on tackling intimidation of non striking workers05/11/2015
Government announces new measures to eradicate gender pay inequality28/10/2015
Government publishes new zero hours contract regulations and guidance20/10/2015
Government consults on new Code of Practice on public sector language requirement14/10/2015
Consultation launched on reforming the regulatory framework for the recruitment sector14/10/2015
Consultation launched on improving enforcement of labour market exploitation13/10/2015
New rules for Online Dispute Resolution due in force from January 201613/10/2015
Shared parental leave and pay scheme to be extended to working grandparents12/10/2015
Compulsory carrier bag charges arrive in England26/09/2015
Onerous new rules regarding smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in the private rented sector due in force from 1 October 201525/09/2015
Employment law changes taking effect on 1 October 201518/09/2015
Significant change to Debt Relief Orders17/09/2015
Employment Tribunal annual statistics show impact of employment tribunal fees17/09/2015
National rollout of Fit for Work scheme now complete16/09/2015
Further significant changes made to the law relating to Assured Shorthold Tenancies04/09/2015
Call for Evidence issued on tips gratuities cover and service charges02/09/2015
Government announces new measures to ensure workers receive their pay01/09/2015
New Immigration Bill proposes tougher sanctions for employing illegal workers27/08/2015
Government consults on proposed apprenticeship levy24/08/2015
New public reporting obligations for large commercial organisations to apply from 1 October 201521/08/2015
All public sector employees who work directly with the public to have fluent English03/08/2015
Consultation on a public sector exit payment cap01/08/2015
Government consults on protection of apprenticeships30/07/2015
Government consults on simplifying the tax treatment of termination payments29/07/2015
Trade Union Bill published to reform strike laws16/07/2015
Government consults on mandatory gender pay gap reporting14/07/2015
Government announces new compulsory national living wage13/07/2015
New ADR rules for traders13/07/2015
Letting agents now obliged to display their fees23/06/2015
Apprenticeships to be protected in law16/06/2015
Government launches employment tribunal fees review15/06/2015
Significant changes made to the law relating to Assured Shorthold Tenancies11/06/2015
Queen’s Speech unveils proposals for employment law reform28/05/2015
Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts now unenforceable26/05/2015
Forthcoming important changes to consumer law – part 215/05/2015
Forthcoming important changes to consumer law – part 114/05/2015
Significant change to bankruptcy threshold12/05/2015
The future for employment law following the general election11/05/2015
Government publishes technical guidance on the changes to adoption leave and pay23/04/2015
Changes to Civil Procedure Rules09/04/2015
Pensions Regulator launches guide to automatic enrolment for small businesses08/04/2015
Two new Acts of Parliament now on the statute books07/04/2015
New form to be used for seeking possession under section 8 of the Housing Act 198830/03/2015
Small shops to becovered by rules on display and advertising of tobacco products30/03/2015
Employment law changes taking effect in April 201524/03/2015
Government publishes response to latest whistleblowing consultation and issues new whistleblowing guidance for employers20/03/2015
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