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Large Increase In Pension Auto-Enrolment Fines

Further to our recent article, data released by the Pension Regulator highlights that there has been a significant increase in the number of pension auto-enrolment fines for errors being handed out. Pension Auto-Enrolment Fines Following a freedom of information request by EMW, the data released by the Pension Regulator showed that the number of pension […]

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“Overly Complex” National Minimum Wage Rules To Be Reviewed, As Iceland Battles HMRC

The Business Secretary, Greg Clark, is to review what he indicated are potentially “overly complex” national minimum wage rules. At the same time, the frozen food retailer, Iceland Foods Ltd is engaged in a dispute with the HMRC over claims by the HMRC that Iceland has breached national minimum wage rules. “Overly Complex” National Minimum […]

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Leicester City Council Has Paid Out Over £500,000 Under 36 Settlement Agreements Since 2016

A recent newspaper article from Leicestershire Live has revealed that Leicester City Council has paid out £531,716 in relation to 36 settlement agreements that it entered into with former employees between 2016 – 2018. £531,716 Paid Out On 36 Settlement Agreements A freedom of information request from Leicestershire Live found that Leicester City Council has […]

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Court Of Appeal Rules That Uber Drivers Are Workers

Uber has failed in its appeal to the Court of Appeal, with the Court ruling that Uber drivers are workers. Background To The Uber Appeal The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) handed down its judgment in Uber BV and others v Aslam and others (2017) on the 10th November 2017, in which it upheld the decision […]

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NIC Changes On Termination Payments Over £30,000.00 Delayed By A Further Year

The Government is to delay implementation of the NIC changes to termination payments exceeding £30,000.00 until the 6th April 2020 NIC Changes Employer class 1A national insurance contributions (NIC’s), as well as tax, will now be payable on that element of a termination payment which exceeds £30,000.00. The NIC Changes were originally announced several years […]

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2019 Employment Law Changes (Updated)

With 2019 fast approaching, what are the important upcoming 2019 employment law changes? 2019 Employment Law Changes The 2019 employment law changes include the following:- 1st January 2019 – Executive pay gap reporting comes into force, which requires UK listed companies with more than 250 employees to report the pay gap between their CEO and […]

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The Microchipping Of Employees Should Be Banned

The microchipping of employees has been in the news recently. This development needs to be banned from the outset by Government, to avoid coercion from employers, the appalling risks to health, and the unacceptable intrusion into employee privacy. Microchipping Employees No employer can force an employee to have a microship implanted into them. Consent is […]