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Employment Tribunal entitled to re-label decision to dismiss

n a recent Scottish case, the Court of Session has held that an Employment Tribunal (ET) was entitled to re-label the potentially fair reason for an employee's dismissal ascribed to it by her employer.
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Employment Tribunal entitled to re-label decision to dismiss

Will Yodel couriers be forgotten in a no-deal Brexit?

With interesting timing, the Watford Employment Tribunal (ET) has referred a number of questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The ET has asked the CJEU to clarify whether, where there is a contractual right to substitute, an individual can properly be classed as a "worker".
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Will Yodel couriers be forgotten in a no-deal Brexit?

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)

Statutory employment changes from April 2019

As April fast approaches, employers should make sure they are ready to implement the increases to statutory pay, as well as some other important statutory changes which will come into effect next month.
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Statutory employment changes from April 2019

The latest on employment/worker status

In the latest decision on employment status, an Employment Tribunal has held that a group of "Educators" conducting tours, sessions and courses for schools and other visitors to the National Gallery (the Gallery), as well as providing sessions in the community, are workers and not self-employed "freelancers" as the Gallery had long categorised them.
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The latest on employment/worker status

No break for the CJEU in deciding holiday pay cases

Holiday pay seems to have been at the forefront of the Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) mind this week as the court has been busy deciding two cases on the matter. Both are helpful to remind employers of their obligations in respect of providing employees with paid annual leave.
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No break for the CJEU in deciding holiday pay cases

The future of work could mean automation… and “robot tax”!

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (BEIS) has launched an inquiry into automation and the future of work. The purpose of the inquiry is to consider two points. 1.The inquiry will look at the impact automation will have on UK businesses and the potential it has for productivity, growth and re-industrialisation. It will focus on specific questions about automation such as which sectors are most likely to be affected by automation, and whether businesses receive enough financial support when opting to automate. 2.The inquiry will also look at the impact automation will have on workers. The inquiry will consider what policies and actions should be in place to reskill workers and the role Government should play to support this.
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The future of work could mean automation… and “robot tax”!

Zero hours contracts and full-time permanent contracts: not always so different

In the recent case of Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that an employee on a zero hours contract could compare himself to a colleague on a full-time contract for the purposes of bringing a claim for less favourable treatment under the Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (the PTW Regulations).
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Zero hours contracts and full-time permanent contracts: not always so different

New entrepreneurial visa route announced

In a move announced by the Home Secretary yesterday, foreign nationals who want to start a business in the UK will be able to apply for a "start-up" visa.
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New entrepreneurial visa route announced

Supreme Court dismisses the appeal in Pimlico Plumbers

The Supreme Court handed down its judgment yesterday in the case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Gary Smith [2018] UKSC 29 confirming (as the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal had) that Mr Smith was a worker within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act and not, as Pimlico Plumbers contended, self-employed.
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Supreme Court dismisses the appeal in Pimlico Plumbers