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Top Tips for Managing Probation Periods

22nd June 2017

When you employ a new employee, you are trusting your recruitment process to be robust and to whittle out the people who are overselling themselves or simply can’t do the job. Reality kicks in when the new employee starts. In most circumstances, you will have got the recruitment process right, but what do you do […]

Q&A: Employee Holiday Entitlement and Holiday Pay Explained

13th June 2017

As we write this blog the rain is lashing off the window beside us, which must mean that it’s summer in Britain!  Summer is synonymous with holidays, but what is the entitlement to both time off and the right to be paid for it?  The law is surprisingly complicated here and there are still errors […]

Gender Pay Gap Information: does it apply to you?

12th December 2016

The final draft of the Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 has been published. Subject to parliamentary approval, it will take effect on 6th April 2017. It will require private sector employers (including charities) with 250 or more employees to publish certain information regarding the pay gap between men and women employed in […]

Uber decision: does it affect your business?

7th November 2016

There has been a lot of publicity over the preliminary hearing to decide the status of the Uber taxi drivers. Much of the publicity has reported the decision incorrectly, describing the drivers as employees. This was not the decision of the tribunal. The tribunal concluded that the drivers are workers. The decision (which is worth a […]

Brexit chaos forces employers to increase payouts?

1st July 2016

The vote is in and there is no turning back, we are told. We would not dare to try to predict what the future of employment legislation will look like in a Post EU Britain, particularly in relation to the Working Time Regulations, TUPE or the Agency Workers Regulations. However, we are already feeling the […]

Should you pay for travel time to work?

4th February 2016

The ECJ decision in Federación de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones obreras (CC.OO.) v Tyco Integrated Security SL, (to keep it short let’s call it the Tyco decision) made the headlines in the UK last Thursday. Rarely has an ECJ decision attracted so much publicity. But what does it mean for you?

Interview of Julie on the blog of Expat Assure

Julie a été interviewée par Expat Assure, courtier en assurances santé internationales, sur le sujet du droit du travail.

Compulsory Living Wage from April 2016

8th July 2015

In his budget announced today, George Osborne set out plans to introduce the Living Wage. From April 2016, the National Minimum Wage will be replaced by the Living Wage. The current National Minimum Wage rate for adults over 21 is £6.50, rising to £6.70 in October. George Osborne’s announcement is for a Living Wage for over […]

Unfairly dismissed for smelling of alcohol

1st July 2015

Can you summarily dismiss an employee for smelling of alcohol? The answer is not as straightforward as you think and will depend to a great extent on the content of your policies and the way you apply them. In Mr McElroy v Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, a judge found Mr McElroy to have been […]

Licenciement « économique », procédure la moins risquée en matière de licenciement personnel

11th June 2015

En ce jour de débat sur la loi Macron et le plafonnement en France des indemnités pour licenciement sans cause réelle et sérieuse, voici un article de Julie publié lui aussi par Business France  dans Le Guide des Affaires Royaume Uni 2015 sur la procédure de licenciement qui effraie le plus l’employeur français: le licenciement économique. […]