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Family Friendly Rights

Maternity Leave and Pay Who is eligible? All pregnant employees regardless of their length of service. What are they entitled to? 52 weeks maternity leave (26 weeks ordinary maternity leave and 26 weeks additional maternity leave). subject to eligibility, 39 weeks maternity pay, or maternity allowance. How much is statutory maternity pay? As of 4 […]
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Employment Law June 2021 Update

Safety fears in the workplace due to COVID We are now beginning to see more COVID related cases coming through the tribunal system. In a recent case, an employee felt uncomfortable commuting and attending work during the lockdown and asked to be placed on furlough.  His job could not be done from home – the […]
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Employment Law May 2021 Update

IR35 in the Private Sector The Off Pay-roll working rules for the private sector came into force on 6 April 2021.  These were delayed by a year because of the pandemic. Medium to large organizations will now have to assess whether a contractor they are engaging with falls within the reformed IR35 rules.  If IR35 […]
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Employment Law November Update

Some recent developments in the employment field are set out in this update Calculating holiday pay for term time workers The familiar approach that employers take when calculating the holiday pay for term time/irregular workers is to cap holiday pay at 12.07% of annualised hours. The Court of Appeal has however ruled that the correct approach […]
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Employment Law June Update

JUNE UPDATE Some recent developments in the employment field are set out in this update  1 – Employee reported for eating a sandwich Some employees in customer-facing roles may be banned from for example drinking alcohol when wearing their work uniform in case this sets a bad tone. Recently someone tweeted a picture to her […]
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Employment Law May Update

MAY UPDATE Some recent developments in the employment field are set out in this update  1 – Personal Liability of directors Can a director of a limited company be personally liable for its breaches of an employment contract? The High Court has recently held yes in a case where the employees were working in unacceptable […]
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