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Back in October 2016, in Aslam and others v Uber BV and others 2016, an employment tribunal was held that Uber drivers were “workers” for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996, the Working Time Regulations 1998 and the National Minimum Wage... Read More

Following the publication of its guidance for employers on managing staff who are experiencing mental health issues, Acas has now published new guidance for employers on how to support employees who are suffering from work-related stress.The guidance... Read More

The current total minimum contribution to a defined contribution workplace pension scheme under the automatic enrolment provisions is 2% of qualifying earnings, with a minimum of 1% coming from the employer. The remaining 1% would then ordinarily com... Read More

The government has launched the first phase of its refund scheme for employment tribunal fees, following the Supreme Court's judgment in July 2017 inR (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor 2017 that the fees regime was unlawful. The first... Read More

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has been published by the government. Although the Bill is a Private Members’ Bill, it has the full support of the government and therefore the Bill and its explanatory notes have been prepared by the gov... Read More

Following the Statement of Intent published in August 2017, the new Data Protection Bill has now been introduced to Parliament and it had its first reading in the House of Lords on 13 September 2017. The second reading in the House of Lords, which wi... Read More

A new corporate offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion will come into force on 30 September 2017 under the Criminal Finances Act 2017.Under the legislation, a relevant body, (B), which can be either a company or a partnership (... Read More

The government has issued its response to its consultation which started in November 2016 on corporate governance reform. Its response document sets out proposals for a “world-leading package” of corporate governance reforms which it now intends to t... Read More

Around 230 employers have been named and shamed for underpaying their workers the national minimum wage (NMW) or national living wage (NLW). This is the 12th “naming and shaming” list to have been published and it covers more than 13,000 UK workers a... Read More

In R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor 2017, the Supreme Court has ruled that employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) fees are unlawful and it has quashed the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fee... Read More

The government has published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and it has had its first reading in the House of Commons. The second reading is scheduled for 9 September 2017, following which it will enter Committee Stage for further debate... Read More

We have recently considered some of the issues surrounding various tax efficient strategies for paying director shareholders. One aspect of this complex area that we have not yet examined is whether company directors need to be concerned with employm... Read More