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It’s National Sickie Day!!

It's National Sickie Day!! Apparently the first Monday in February sees the highest numbers of employees deciding it is high time for a duvet day! According to ACAS "Freezing temperatures, widespread 'flu outbreaks and a stalling economy look set to compound the...

When does targeted job advertising become discrimination?

When does targeted job advertising become discrimination? A question that looks likely to provoke a fair amount of debate in 2018. It's long been the practice of recruiters & employers to place adverts where their target employee audience are most likely to see them,...

The gig economy under discussion again... At the Westminster Employment Forum, Hermes have claimed they are not like other gig-economy companies. Currently we're not seeing how what they describe as their operations differs from other courier firms, and just a couple...

Christmas Party Season is upon us

Christmas Party Season is in full swing! Will you be treating your employees to a night out, a Christmas lunch or will there be mulled wine & mince pies in the boardroom? We’d like to think the clichéd days of photocopying your bare backside after one too many...

non smokers should get more holiday

Non smokers should get more paid holiday! Well that's the verdict of one Japanese employer anyway - 6 more days to be precise. After an employee complained about the amount of work he did while his nicotine loving colleagues took multiple breaks per day his company...

Self Employed Contractor Rights

Yet more news to pay close attention to if your business uses self-employed contractors on a regular basis. Following a ruling by the European Court of Justice today, if those contractors are at any point deemed to be workers (and bear in mind the recent Uber &...

Workers v’s Self Employed Result for Uber

Uber drivers are workers and not self-employed contractors - this decision was reached by the Employment Appeal Tribunal on Friday and agreed with the previous Employment Tribunal decision. So what next? Well it is widely anticipated that Uber will appeal to the...

Holiday Pay and Overtime Rules

This is the email I just sent to a client who is unsure if they are paying correctly when it comes to holiday pay. Is it any wonder employers get confused and get stuff wrong sometimes ...?! The problem is that the rules around holiday pay keep changing! It was first...