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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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Worker Status Update | Aeris Employment Law

Worker Status – The Onslaught Continues

There have been more and more cases coming before the tribunals regarding whether an individual is self-employed, a worker or an employee.  Here are the headlines: Can an individual who is paid a quarterly exclusivity payment be an employee? Yes, as held by the EAT in Exmoor Ales v Herriot. The claimant, in this case, worked for the brewery for 27 years providing accountancy services in partnership with her husband.  From 2011 onwards, she received quarterly payments from the brewery. She later brought claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination.  The brewery argued she was self-employed, paid tax as if self-employed, did employment contracts for other employees but not herself and did not take part in the employee share scheme. Unfortunately, the quarterly payment was held to be an exclusivity payment, she had no right to appoint a substitute and the brewery controlled her work.
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#MeToo and Employment Law

#MeToo Last year has seen the impressive march of the #MeToo campaign which has encouraged people to talk about sexual harassment. The extraordinary response to the #MeToo movement includes a fund set by British celebrities that have given more than £2m to women groups across the UK. Harry Potter star, Emma Watson who has donated […]
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Statutory annual leave for your employees

Under the Working Time Regulations, all employees are entitled to annual leave. Full-time workers have a statutory entitlement of at least 5.6 weeks paid annual leave (which equates to 28 days for someone working five days a week). An employer can specify when holiday should be taken and whether Bank Holidays are included in the entitlement. There […]
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How we can help! Aeris Employment Law Services

How we can help!

We are a proactive and hands-on, national law firm, we take a national approach and our customer base comes from all over England and Wales. With great technical experience and an established track record of getting positive results for our customers. Aeris Employment Law solicitors offer pragmatic, strategic legal advice on all areas of employment […]
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itemised payslips

New itemised payslips from April 2019

Businesses are being reminded that there are just six months to go until new legislation comes into force that requires all workers to be provided with itemised payslips. Itemised payslips follow recommendations made by both the Taylor Review into modern employment practices and a report from the Low Pay Commission which called for employers to make clear the hours which staff were being paid for.
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