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Employment Law Updates

Employment Law Updates

All Set for April’s Rates Rises?

Mar 2017

As usual, certain rates are set to increase next month. From 1 April 2017, hourly National Minimum Wage levels will increase, along with increases in statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental pay.

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Time Off for Religious Festivals

Mar 2017

London Underground limited the amount of holiday its staff could take in one go. An employee who is a practising Roman Catholic argued this policy and lost his claim.

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Are You Levy-Ready?

Mar 2017

From April, some employers will have to pay a percentage of their pay bill towards funding the cost of apprenticeships. It’s part of the Government’s plan to give more opportunities to young people in the workplace.

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‘Self-Employed’ Plumber Was a Worker

Mar 2017

Mr Smith brought a number of claims against Pimlico Plumbers. Some of those could only proceed if he was found to have been an employee. Read more...

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Reduced Workload Was a Reasonable Adjustment

Mar 2017

An employer must make reasonable adjustments to ameliorate a disabled employee who is at a substantial disadvantage at work. This is not always an easy thing to get right, particularly when it comes to judging what is ‘reasonable’ in particular circumstances.

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