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Tribunal Fees, not quite the end of the story

Tribunal Fees abolished - not the end of the story...by a long shot! We recently reported that tribunal fees have been declared unlawful, and following that ruling in July immediately ceased to be payable, with a refund promised to anyone who paid a fee since their...

The ‘Gig Economy’

The "Gig Economy" - the debate over worker vs self-employed status continues We're interested to read a report this week that Pimlico Plumbers have been granted the right to appeal their case at the Supreme Court. A claim brought against Pimlico Plumbers has so far...

Voluntary overtime should now be included in holiday pay

Voluntary overtime should now be included in holiday pay. As we hope you are aware from our previous posts and newsletters covering this subject, compulsory overtime must be included when calculating holiday pay. We've long thought that voluntary overtime would be...

Tribunal Fees are unlawful

Employment tribunal fees are unlawful and unconstitutional, The Supreme Court ruled on 26 July. The Government must now repay all tribunal fees to claimants who have paid them since they were introduced in 2013. We understand that fees will stop being charged...

EU Citizens working in your business

EU citizens who work in your business may have a little clearer idea on their likely status post-Brexit. Theresa May has set out her proposals that qualifying EU citizens will be able to apply for settled status if they have lived in the UK for 5 years or more after a...

Summer is all fun, fun, fun until work gets in the way!

Summer has arrived in style this week, despite not being able to sleep the Vitamin D is feeling pleasantly restocked! The high temperatures aren't set to last but summer is here and we (hopefully) have a few months of warm days and long nights ahead of us, but we also...

National Work From Home Day

Today is National Work From Home Day, we’ve mentioned before that we are advocates of the work from home option, the flexibility, no long commutes, the home/work balance are just a few of the many benefits and it seems that now more employers are recognising them too...

We just want to recruit!

Trying to recruit? Candidate availability is at an all time low according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). This has certainly been the experience for many of our clients over the last few months, with some jobs seeming more difficult to fill than...

Contracts for the Self Employed

The self employed "gig economy" is coming in for yet more criticism it seems. MPs have criticised contracts at Uber, Deliveroo and Amazon as being unintelligible - with the House of Commons Work & Pensions Committee describing the Uber contract as "gibberish"! It...