The European Union's top court has ruled that companies may ban staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and o...
Friday 24 March 2017
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  There are a number of employment law developments on the horizon for 2017. Here is...
Monday 20 March 2017
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The government has now published its final version of the draft regulations on gender pay gap reporting – The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, and no further amendments to these draft regulations are anticipated be...
Thursday 2 February 2017
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In addition to announcing increases in the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates in his autumn statement, the Chancellor also announced a number of other employee-related measures. National Insurance The ...
Tuesday 13 December 2016
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The Chancellor announced in his autumn statement that the National Living Wage (NLW) payable from age 25 is to increase from £7.20 an hour to £7.50 an hour with effect from the first pa...
Monday 28 November 2016
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It’s that time of year again - the DJ’s playing Shakin’ Stevens, the dance floor is crowded and the beer is flowing. The festive season is generally a time of celebration, but brings its own set of challenges for you as an employer. The all too f...
Monday 28 November 2016
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Monday 10th October was Mental Health Awareness day - we advise our clients every day on issues around this topic and the bare facts speak for themselves: 1 in 4 adults are likely to have a mental health problem in any year. This can have a profound im...
Monday 10 October 2016
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Currently, employees can receive the first £30,000 of any termination payment free of PAYE and national insurance contributions (NICs). Any payment above this amount is subject to PAYE but not NICs. This rule also applies to pay in lieu of notice (PIL...
Tuesday 27 September 2016
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An apprenticeship levy is to be introduced with effect from April 2017 to fund apprenticeships. Employers with an annual wage bill in excess of £3m will be required to pay 0.5% of the excess wage bill into an apprenticeship fund which the employer can...
Tuesday 27 September 2016
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Following a commitment in ‘Budget 2016’, statutory paternity leave of up to two consecutive weeks is now available in Ireland for the ‘relevant parent’ of a child born or placed for adoption on or after 1 September 2016. State Paternity Benefit...
Tuesday 27 September 2016
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