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Update – Employer NICs on Termination Awards

On 25 April 2019, the National Insurance Contributions Bill was introduced to Parliament. The Bill deals with the national insurance contributions (NICs) treatment of termination payments made by employers to employees in connection with the termination of employment.
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Update – Employer NICs on Termination Awards

HMRC issues guidance on preparing for changes to off-payroll working in the private sector (IR35)

As we flagged on this blog back in March (post here), a consultation is currently open on implementation of the extension of the IR35 rules on deducting tax and National Insurance contributions at source to medium and large private sector organisations which engage individual contracts via intermediaries.

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HMRC issues guidance on preparing for changes to off-payroll working in the private sector (IR35)

Low Pay Commission – minimum wage underpayment on the rise

A new report from the Low Pay Commission has found that the underpayment of workers on statutory minimum wage increased in 2018.
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Low Pay Commission – minimum wage underpayment on the rise

Women and Equalities Select Committee Response: Consultation on extending redundancy protection for new parents

The Select Committee has asked the government to implement its proposed extension of redundancy protections as quickly as possible – and to introduce additional protections.
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Women and Equalities Select Committee Response: Consultation on extending redundancy protection for new parents

New report highlights the impact of menopause on working women

A new report, commissioned by Health & Her, has highlighted the impact of menopause on women aged between 50 and 64. Almost a third of working women in this age bracket reported having to take time out of their working week as a result of menopause symptoms and many admitted that they have left, or considered leaving, their career because dealing with the symptoms in the workplace is too difficult.
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New report highlights the impact of menopause on working women

Supreme Court grants Morrisons permission to appeal employee data breach

The Supreme Court has granted Morrisons permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal's ruling, which found that the supermarket chain was vicariously liable for a former employee's data breach.

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Supreme Court grants Morrisons permission to appeal employee data breach

When does an employee’s entitlement to long-term disability benefits cease?

In ICTS (UK) Limited v. Visram UKEAT/0133/18, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employee's entitlement to long-term disability benefits (LTDB) until his "return to work" meant a return to his old job or to any reasonable alternative. It held that it meant the former.

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When does an employee’s entitlement to long-term disability benefits cease?

International Workers’ Memorial Day – a good time to review health and safety policies

Sunday 28 April marks 2019's International Workers' Memorial Day (IWMD), where we remember workers who have lost their lives through their employment, and look to the future to ensure and commit to safety at work going forward.
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International Workers’ Memorial Day – a good time to review health and safety policies

High Court finds that directors can be liable for breach of employment contract

In the recent case of Antuzis & Ors v. DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd & Ors, the High Court concluded that Mr Houghton (director) and Ms Judge (company secretary) were personally liable for the company's breaches of contract.
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High Court finds that directors can be liable for breach of employment contract

EAT judgment provides guidance on making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees

In the recent case of Linsley v. Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Custom UKEAT/0150/18 the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) gave guidance on factors to be taken into account in deciding whether an adjustment is reasonable.

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EAT judgment provides guidance on making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees