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Employment law in the UK is a complex issue. Especially when managing day-to-day operations.

But you must respect your employee rights in the UK and operate correctly as a business to ensure you don't face any legal ramifications. 

As such, having access to support can be valuable, which is where our UK employment law guides and other resources are useful.

What is employment law?

It's a set of laws dealing with the rights of your staff members and your responsibilities as an employer.

There are a wide range of issues, which includes the likes of pension plans, redundancy, retirement, safety in the workplace, and discrimination.

There are regular employment law changes so it’s important for your business to keep with them as and when they happen.  

Employment law resources

You can find a comprehensive range of supporting guides, documents, and downloads to support your daily business operations.

  • A guide to UK employment laws and how they affect your business and workforce.
  • Employment law articles detailing complex topics in understandable language.
  • Common law duties of employers and employees that you should be aware of.

If you have any questions about employment laws then get in touch with us on: 01455 858 132

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Top Tips: Avoiding National Minimum Wage Naming & Shaming

2021 started with a new round of naming and shaming for businesses who failed to pay their staff the

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National Minimum Wage Naming & Shaming – August 2021

A number of household names are among 191 employers to be named and shamed by the Government for fai

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End of Furlough Letter

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End of Furlough Letter

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Using the Job Retention Scheme

First published 7th June 2020. Last updated 27th July 2021. The Job Retention Scheme was set up to

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EU Settlement Scheme - After the Deadline

The Deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) deadline has come and gone. However, applications c

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Right to Work Checks for Foreign Nationals

The end of digital right to work checks could delay thousands from returning to work across the UK.

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Top Tips - Preparing for the End of Furlough

The end of the furlough scheme is only a few months away. Many businesses have been reliant on the s

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Employee Relocation Letter Template

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Employee Relocation Letter Template

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TUPE Consultations

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TUPE Consultations

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Tribunal Claims - 2020

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Tribunal Claims - 2020

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TUPE Measures Letter

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TUPE Measures Letter

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The Good Work Plan - One Year Later

The Good Plan was deemed the ‘biggest shake ups of employment law in a generation’. In April 2020,

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TUPE Checklist

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TUPE Checklist

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TUPE Laws

If your business is undergoing a transfer or merger with another organisation there’s a set of regul

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TUPE: Redundancy Guide for Employers

TUPE and During any transfer, there’ll be employees who don’t want to move, who aren’t a good fit, o

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Final Ruling on 'Sleep-in Shift' Case & National Minimum Wage

The Supreme Court has announced its judgment in the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shann

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Right to Work in the UK

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, you may wonder how to check if a job applicant has the rig

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National Minimum Wage - 2021

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National Minimum Wage - 2021

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A Guide to Furlough & the Job Retention Scheme

First published 31st March 2020. Last updated 3rd March 2021. On 3 March 2021, it was announced tha

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Part Time Workers Rights

For some roles, it makes little sense to employ someone on a full time basis. Part time working may

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Top Employment Law Developments of 2020

2020 is not likely to be a year that we forget in a hurry. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic ch

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What is Reasonable Travelling Distance?

Your staff’s daily commute to work comes in many forms—cycling, trains, cars, and everything in betw

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Shift Pattern Change Laws

It doesn’t matter how rigid your employment contracts are, employees can still request changes to th

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Employing Foreign Nationals Post-Brexit

It’s highly unlikely that you’ve missed the term ‘Brexit’ over the past few years. It refers to the

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Six Crucial Employment Law Changes in 2021

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a very busy year. Now, with 2021 just around the corner, let’s

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Preparing for Winter Weather

2020 has already been a difficult year. Temporary and permanent closures of businesses have plagued

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Tribunal Quarterly Statistics

With the Ministry of Justice releasing the statistics for April-June 2020, we can take a look at emp

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Nepotism at Work

Unfair hiring practices can destroy employee morale and productivity. This is just one consequence o

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Fraudulent Furlough Claims - Penalties Explained

The furlough scheme was put in place to support employers who were not able to operate as normal due

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A Comprehensive List of Employment Legislation in the UK

It is essential that, as an employer, you are knowledgeable about employment legislation and laws. T

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Company Relocation Employee Rights

Sometimes relocation is unavoidable. That doesn’t mean managing the transition of key employees to t

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How to Bring Staff Back off Furlough

The global pandemic has resulted in a lot of “firsts” for employment law in the UK. Many employers w

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Don't Forget the April Employment Law Changes

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, employers up and down the UK could be forgiven for forgetting

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Case Law Update: Sunday Opt Out and Unfair Dismissal

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employee whose job offer was retracted when t

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The April Increases You Don't Know About

From 6 April 2020, tribunal awards and redundancy rates will increase. We take a look at the new fig

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The Good Work Plan: Are You Prepared?

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The Good Work Plan: Are You Prepared?

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Non-Disclosure Agreement Guidance - What Does it Mean?

Acas has released new guidance on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). It covers the drafting, use, mis

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3 Changes You NEED to Make by April - Good Work Plan

The government’s Good Work Plan will introduce a number of legislative changes. These are meant to i

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TUPE Transfers: 10 Top Tips for Employers

The implications of handling a TUPE process incorrectly can be extremely harmful to business, which

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New Minimum Wage Rates Announced

2020 is set to be one of the busiest years yet for employment law developments.The government kicked

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Key Developments in 2020

2019 was a busy year for employment law, but 2020 is set to be even busier. Below are some key area

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What is an Employment Tribunal?

Employment tribunals are independent tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland. They have jurisdictio

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What Does a Conservative Victory Mean for Employment Law?

In light of the significant Conservative victory last week, we now have more certainty surrounding e

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Top Five Cases of 2019

2019 has been a turbulent year for employment law. Here are the top 5 key cases from this year and

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Working Time Regulations

Working Time Regulations The Working Time Regulations 1998, sometimes known as the ‘working time di

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Christmas Election – What do Employers Need to Know?

The General Election is on and it’s set for 12th December 2019. How will this impact employment law

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Recording Conversations at Work

Recording Conversations at Work – Is it legal? Recording conversations at work is a legal grey area

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Data Protection

While members of the public may have access to certain information, others are confidential and prot

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Employment Tribunals Guide

It’s the unspoken horror hanging over every employment law issue—the tribunal. A simple HR matter ca

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Sajid Javid: Minimum Wage to Increase to £10.50 in the Next Five Years

Speaking at the Tory Party Conference in Manchester, Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced that the N

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Are You Compliant With Modern Slavery Legislation?

The existence of modern slavery poses a significant threat to thousands of workers across the globe.

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Mythbuster - HR Only Cares About Compliance

With the amount of myths surrounding the HR department, you’d think HR Managers would have names lik

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Employee Onboarding Processes

Getting a new employee up to speed with the business is often a daunting process. The importance of

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The Importance of Back to Work Interviews

Conducting an interview upon an employee’s return to work is one of the most effective methods of ma

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2019 Half Year Review: The Employment Laws that Shook UK Businesses

Since tribunal fees were abolished back in 2017, the amount of claims brought by employees has grown

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Break Entitlement for 8-Hour Shifts

The Working Time Regulations. We’ve all heard of them, but do you know what they mean for your busin

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Expert View: Employment Law Changes & Good Work Plan

  April 2019 Employment Law Changes 1st April: National Living & Minimum Wage Increase Ever

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Right to Work Checks: A Brexit Update

Following last week’s developments, the UK is now legally set to leave the EU on 31 October 2019 unl

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Workers' Rights: Breaks

While most employees have the right to take breaks at work, as a business owner it’s not mandatory t

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National Living Wage Goes Up (+7 Other Laws You Need to Know…)

In April 2019, new employment laws will force you to change how you work. You’ll face hikes in the N

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Early Conciliation Guide

When working in a large organisation or within a big team, there’s bound to be some disagreements or

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Work Uniforms: Employer's Guide

There are many reasons to implement a dress code at work. You may need to do it for the safety of y

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What to Expect in Employment Law From 2019

2018 was a fascinating year for employment law, with a variety of changes and landmark cases in empl

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Government to Overhaul Employment Law: Here’s What It Means for You

The UK Government has announced the “largest upgrade in a generation to workplace rights.” It’s new

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Employment Law and Brexit: Everything You Need to Know

Brexit remains a major talking point in business. Perhaps more so than in politics. Why is this the

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TUPE Regulations Guide for Employers

If all or some of your business is moving from one owner to another—you need to know about TUPE. Her

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The National Living Wage on Living Wage Week

As Living Wage Week rolls around again, Croner take a look at what the current National Living Wage

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Morrisons Data Breach – The Implications

The recent case against Morrisons due to a data breach by one of its employees has far-reaching impl

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Employee Rights in the Wild West

Rockstar Games recently made headlines, not because of its long-awaited new release Red Dead Redempt

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Latest Early Conciliation Figures – What They Tell Us

If you’re not entirely sure what early conciliation is, here’s the basic summary: Early conciliation

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National Minimum Wage: The Current Situation

The National Minimum Wage has been the focus of many legal cases recently, with everything from slee

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National Minimum Wage Report Findings

In September 2018, the government released a report on the National LivingWage (NLW) and the Nationa

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Sport Relief Fancy Dress: Harmless Fun Or A Potential Tribunal Risk?

With Sport Relief coming to most workplaces in March, we examine whether allowing fancy dress is har

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Understanding the General Data Protection Regulations

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Understanding the General Data Protection Regulations

This white paper explains GDPR, how it will impact organisations, and consequences of breaches.

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More Employers Named and Shamed over National Minimum Wage

Back in March, 179 employers were named and shamed by the Government for failing to pay the National

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Ever Paid Tribunal Fees? Expect A Refund!

Prior to the Supreme Court Axing Tribunal Fees in July, many employers were forced to pay their empl

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What Are the Rules Around Paying the National Minimum Wage?

On April 1 2018 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates increased to £3.70 for apprentices, £4.20 for

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Big Changes to Employment Termination Payments You Need to Know

From April 6th some important changes to employment termination payments will come into force, which

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Employers Named & Shamed Over National Minimum Wage

A number of high profile employers are among 179 to be named and shamed by the Government for failin

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National Minimum Wage Fines: Croner Crunches The Numbers

From April 1 the National Living Wage, Minimum Wage and more will change. Employers must ensure they

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GDPR: Our Step By Step Guide For Employers

Check out our complete guide for employers on GDPR. The guide includes: Questions & answer

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Minimum Wage Naming and Shaming: Expert Blog

The Government has publicly named and shamed 260 businesses for paying their employees below the min

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Expert Blog: Deliveroo Employment Status Ruling

Deliveroo has won a landmark legal case with a union over its drivers' employment status. The Centr

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What Rights do Workers Have Following Uber’s Tribunal Appeal?

We analyse what the outcome means for employers What the differences are between an employe

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Uber Lose Appeal: 40,000 Drivers Entitled to Rights

This morning has brought the news that Uber has lost its appeal against the Employment Tribunal judg

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How to Claim Back Tribunal Fees

This month many employers that paid tribunal fees will get the opportunity to claim them back. This

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The Implication of the Uber Appeal for Employers

Today marks the beginning of an appeal by taxi giant, Uber. This landmark UK employment case will se

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No Underpayment too Small to Avoid National Minimum Wage Investigation

In their latest ‘name and shame’ campaign, the government have listed 230 employers who have failed

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Latest Update: The Axing of Tribunal Fees

Since the Supreme Court ruled tribunal fees were ‘unlawful’ it is widely expected that the number of

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Employment Tribunal Fees Ruled as Unlawful by Supreme Court

A landmark decision by the Supreme Court this morning has ruled that employment tribunal fees are un

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The Matthew Taylor Review: Main Points for Employers

A government review of employment practices has been released today, with a key focus geared around

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General Data Protection Regulations: What the Changes mean for Employers

In May 2018, the new General Protection Regulation will be introduced in the UK, making significant

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What does the Great Repeal Bill mean for Business?

What is the Great Repeal Bill? Coined as an “essential step” in leaving the EU by Prime Minister Th

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National Minimum Wage Advice for Employers

In light of the government naming and shaming hundreds of organisations failing to pay the National

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Covert Recordings in the Workplace

Recording Conversations at Work – Is it legal? Recording conversations at work is a legal grey area

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ACAS Early Conciliation and Time Limits

Early conciliation through ACAS is the initial step in trying to resolve workplace disputes without

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Excel Courier Classed as Worker: Employers Urged to Take Action

An Employment Tribunal has found that a courier for Excel is actually a worker, following a claim re

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Employment Rights in Question among the Gig Economy

New research published by the CIPD has revealed that many workers in the gig economy may be eligible

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Employment Tribunal Awards to Increase in April

April 2017 certainly looks set to be one of the busier months for employers; from Gender Pay Reporti

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The Ministry of Justice Publish Employment Tribunal Fees Review

On 29 July 2013, the Government introduced Employment Tribunal fees. The fees have since been met wi

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Croner Legislation Tracker

Below is a list of all upcoming HR/Employment Law related legislation which may affect employers. If

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Workplace Mediation: Professional Dispute Resolution

Individuals who spends a lot of time working together are likely to encounter interpersonal conflict

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Top HR Cases of 2016

<p class="lead">As we enter the new year, we reflect on some of the main HR cases of 2016 and what t

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Relying on a Manifestly Inappropriate Final Written Warning to Subsequently Dismiss

The case of Bandara v British Broadcasting Corporation UKEAT/0335/15/JOJ Employers frequently rely

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Employment Tribunal System Reforms

The Government has published its consultation document Reforming the Employment Tribunal System. The

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Workplace privacy, human rights and disciplinary investigations

By Amanda Beattie, Regional Litigation Manager Workplace privacy has been in the spotlight again

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The difference between National Living Wage and Living Wage

As an employer, it is important to understand the difference between the National Living Wage and th

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Settlements & Mental Capacity

The case of Glasgow City Council v Mr Dahhan UKEATS/0024/15 By Amanda Beattie Employers often use se

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The "so what" implication of the Uber ruling

Back in the day, sitting next to Moses, I can still remember our Economics teacher droning on, inces

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Uber Drivers are Workers Rules Employment Tribunal

Today, an Employment Tribunal has made the landmark decision that the drivers of taxi giant Uber are

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Circumstances of a Service Provision Change

Under the TUPE Regulations 2006, a relevant transfer can apply to the circumstance where there is a

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Hermes Couriers – Employment Status and payment of National Living Wage

By Alan Price, CEO, Croner Group Limited Hermes engages over 10,000 couriers to deliver parcels to

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Can an Employment Tribunal reject a claim without a hearing?

The case of Trustees of the William Jones’ School Foundation v Parry UKEAT/0088/16, by Amanda Beatti

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HMRC Criticised by Tribunal for Late Notification Charges

We at Croner Tax have been aware for some time that HMRC are applying the letter of the law and char

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Living Wage Dilemmas

The introduction of the Government’s National Living Wage (NLW) on 1 April 2016, has caused confusio

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ACAS Employment Tribunal Research Paper Findings

In this article, Croner Litigation Expert, Amanda Beattie looks at the key features of the recently

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Lidl Surpass the Living Wage and Could See Jobseekers Flock to Their Aisles

&nbsp; &nbsp; A great way for businesses to boost their public image and attract talent is to

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37 Employers Named and Shamed for not Paying the Minimum Wage

&nbsp; The government has today revealed the names of 37 employers who failed to pay the National

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Employment Tribunal Fees Judicial Review: Croner Analysis

Yesterday it was reported that the employment tribunal fees legal challenge application by Unison ha

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Will new flexible working legislation call time on the 9 to 5?

&nbsp; Over a quarter of British workers plan to ask employer for flexi-working 69% of worki

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Resolving disputes early

Over recent years, the employment tribunal process has seen a number of reforms intended to cut down

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Nursery Managers Get Tribunal Tips from Croner

Dot2dot nursery insurance services &amp; HR experts, Croner, joined forces to give managers a first-

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Minimum wage changes 1 Oct

Some National Minimum Wage rates change from 1 October 2012, and the new rates must be applied from

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Coalition Government: employment legislation policy

The Government announced the following new employment law policy in its document "Plan for Growth",

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Andy Willis comments on the proposed Employment Tribunal reform

&nbsp; The Government's consultation document 'Resolving workplace disputes' was published at the

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