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Robin Williams
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Now that we seem to be getting a bit of much longed-for sunshine, it’s important to know what an employer’s legal obligations are concerning minimum and maximum temperatures in the workplace. Although there are no legally binding workplace...

Increase in Redundancy and Dismissal Payments

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0n 6 April, the statutory caps in place for redundancy payments will rise from their current limits. The maximum amount for a week’s pay (as well as the basic award for unfair dismissal) will rise from £489 to £508. Currently, the maximum...

Settlement Agreements - The Basics

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Settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements) are a popular and efficient way for employers and employees to formalise the termination of employment. Along with accounting for the employee’s notice pay, contractual benefits and...

Get ready for new data protection legislation

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Maybe not the sexiest topic around, but data protection is an important part of any businesses’  obligations not just to their workforce, but to their customers, suppliers and website users.  In May, the new General Data Protection...

Company Liability over Festive Fisticuffs

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Another recent case has considered how far an employer’s liability extends, following a Christmas party. In the case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd (NR Ltd), the High court was required to consider if a Company can be held responsible,...

Uber Drivers gain "worker" status

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In a recent high profile case, Aslam and others v Uber BV and others, the Employment Tribunal ruled that two taxi drivers who provided services to Uber,  were “workers” within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act, rather than...