Written by Brabners LLP The Law Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (“ROA”), job applicants are not required to disclose “spent” convictions, although
Key Changes to the Law on Holiday Pay and Working Time Regulations for Part-Year and Irregular Workers Set to Come Into Force
Written by JMW Solicitors LLP Following two consultations which took place earlier this year into holiday entitlement and pay calculations, the Government has now
Written by Brabners LLP On Wednesday 4 October 2023, the Supreme Court handed down its unanimous judgment in the case of Police Service of
Written by JMW Solicitors LLP The policy paper known as the ‘Good Work Plan’, published on 17th December 2018, addressed the Government’s strategies towards the
In 2021, the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) made a significant decision to remove the joint employment model from its Accreditation Codes. This move
Written by JMW Solicitors LLP Background: The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill previously proposed new obligations on employers to prevent sexual
Written by Brabners LLP The recent Employment Tribunal case of Mrs M Lynskey v Direct Line Insurance  highlights the difficulties an employer can face
The duty to make reasonable adjustments is aimed at levelling the playing field by ensuring that disabled persons are not placed at a substantial disadvantage
The House of Commons released a research briefing on 11 August 2023 on Artificial Intelligence and Employment Law, which delved into the benefits and issues
The Agency Worker Regulations 2010 (AWR) are designed to protect the rights of agency workers. They ensure that agency workers are entitled to the same
The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill has officially received Royal Assent and will now be officially enshrined in the statute books. This is a big
Written by Brabners LLP The issue of “dual” or “joint” employment under UK law is problematic. Although joint employment is a recognised concept in
Written by JMW Solicitors LLP On Thursday 13 July 2023, the High Court quashed regulations which allowed for workers on strike to be replaced by
Part two of our series on Agency Work Regulations (AWR); an essential piece of legislation directly affecting the umbrella supply chain. As an agency, it
The Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) were introduced in the UK in 2010 with the aim of tackling discrimination against agency workers. These regulations also affect
Written by Brabners LLP Background On 10 May 2023, the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) published a policy paper, ‘Smarter regulation to grow the
Written by JMW Solicitors LLP On 6th June 2023 the Government announced its intention to publish a consultation on policy options aimed at regulating umbrella
Employment Update: The Government’s Proposals… On 10 May 2023 the UK Government (‘Government’) announced its intention, namely through its policy paper “Smarter regulation to
Brabners discuss the new offence of failure to prevent fraud which has been tabled by the Home Office.
Written by Dan Stowers, Partner and Head of Business Crime and Compliance, Brabners LLP On 11 April 2023 a new offence of ‘failing to
Written by Brabners LLP In the recent case of Red White and Green Limited v The Commissioners for HMRC , the Upper Tribunal concluded that
Maintaining Positive Workplace Relations: Considerations for Employers Regarding the Importance of Social Media Policies
Written by JMW Solicitors LLP As technology continues to evolve, social media has become an increasingly prevalent feature within the workplace. Platforms such as
Written by JMW solicitors LLP The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, delivered his first budget on Wednesday 15thMarch. A number of changes to the
Written by Brabners LLP The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Uber case reinforced the idea that the contract is not always king when determining
Written by JMW Solicitors LLP A recent study by beqom (‘Study’) has indicated that employees based in the United Kingdom (UK) are becoming increasingly concerned
Written by JMW Solicitors LLP There can be little doubt that the introduction of auto-enrolment in 2012 has been a success, with workplace pension participation
Written by JMW Solicitors LLP The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill has recently passed its second reading in the House of Commons. The Government
Written by Brabners LLP On 29 March 2022, in the wake of P&O Ferries’ dismissal of around 800 employees without consultation, the government announced
Changes to flexible working – The Government’s response to a more flexible workforce in the post-pandemic world.
Written by JMW LLP Flexible working has been a hot topic ever since the pandemic hit in March 2020, and a large proportion of the
Written by Brabners LLP Holiday pay remains a hot topic. In July, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Harpur Trust
Written by Brabners LLP What has happened? On 29 November 2022, in advance of further strikes proposed by Royal Mail staff, the Chief People
Written by Brabners LLP In the case of Bathgate v Technip UK Ltd (2022), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that unknown future
Blog post written by JMW Solicitors LLP Fertility in the workplace has attracted headlines in recent months, highlighting issues faced by individuals and couples undergoing
Written by Brabners LLP Virgin Atlantic has introduced a gender-neutral dress policy for its cabin crew, pilots, and ground staff in a new branding
Post written by JMW Solictors LLP Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, it has been anticipated that lawmakers will attempt to move
Blog post written by Brabners LLP There have been an increasing number of cases in the Employment Tribunal about what amounts to a
Do employers own their employee’s social media accounts – what to consider when LinkedIn connections are made in the course of employment
Blog post written by JMW Solicitors LLP In a judgment that was handed down on 5 May 2022, the High Court found that
New government guidance will act as a one-stop-shop for individuals and businesses to understand which employment rights apply to them
Written by Brabners LLP Umbrella companies must remain vigilant to the risk that they may be engaging contractors who are victims of modern slavery, as
Written by Simon Bloch, JMW Solicitors LLP On 9th May 2022, the government proposed to introduce legislation in relation to exclusivity clauses within
Written by Laura Darnley, Brabners LLP A number of important changes affecting how employers undertake right to work checks have come into force with effect
Written by Brabners LLP Agency workers are entitled to certain rights while they are assigned to work for end clients (aka “hirers”). Some rights
Written by Brabners LLP Key Information Documents It has been almost 2 years since the requirement to produce Key Information Documents (KIDs) was introduced on
The Court of Appeal has ruled on the long-running Smith vs Pimlico Plumbers case and overturned the decisions in lower courts to force Pimlico Plumbers to compensate Smith for previously unpaid annual leave.
Written by Brabners LLP Fear of Catching Covid-19 is not a Protected Belief according to Employment Tribunal As cases relating to COVID-19 begin to
Government launches call for evidence on umbrella market.
Brabners discuss self-employed contractors and the right of substitution.
FCSA says it is delighted to see that Margaret Beels has been appointed to the role of Director of Labour Market Enforcement.
New regulations making vaccinations compulsory for care home staff in England will come into force on 11 November 2021. This means that all staff working
In this series of articles, we are reviewing the current legal framework for calculating holiday entitlement for agency workers, and considering the particular challenges which
Employees of umbrella companies could potentially be classed as part-time workers and could consequentially obtain protection from discrimination in the same way other part-time workers do. Brabners explain.
Witten by. Brabners LLP In this series of articles, we are reviewing the current legal framework for calculating holiday entitlement for agency workers, and
Brabners consider who the Conduct Regulations apply to, what protection they afford to the various parties in the supply chain, and the circumstances in which someone can (and cannot) opt out of the Regulations.
Brabners discuss the consequences of breaching National Minimum Wage legislation, what to look out for and how to avoid mistakes.
Brabners provide answers to those all-important questions concerning right to work post Brexit.
Brabners discuss the huge number of pings on the Covid app is causing chaos amongst businesses.
Brabners LLP discusses the correct approach to the calculation of annual leave and holiday pay for umbrella employees in part one of this article series.
Brabners LLP look at contrasting decisions given in cases concerning the dismissal of employees for expressing concerns about COVID-19
BEIS guidance issued following Royal Mencap case on NMW for sleep-in workers. Brabners LLP look at this recent case.
Brabners LLP discuss whether employers can force employees to wear face masks whilst the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing.
Supreme Court rules that Uber drives are workers. What does that mean for umbrella companies? Brabners LLP discuss.
Brabners LLP discuss the key considerations for employers on their approach to the COVID-19 vaccines within their workforce.
Discussion around the end of free movement and the impact for umbrella companies
Discussion around whistleblowing amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
New guidance on the Job Retention Bonus released
Written by Brabners LLP Cycle couriers engaged by City Sprint still workers despite contract In January 2017, the Employment Tribunal (“ET”) held in a
Government announces further details about the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus
JMW Solicitors look at a recent EAT case to explain why, in some circumstances, making deductions from wages for training costs and accommodation expenses may put you in breach of minimum wage law.
Is an individual on a long-term assignment covered by the AWR?
How the new flexible furlough scheme impacts on furloughed workers’ holidays
Brabners LLP provide us with an article looking into how the current apprenticeship system is failing people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Brabners LLP provide us with an update on the latest changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Brabners LLP explain how employers can now access the Statutory Sick Pay rebate scheme – a financial support package for businesses during COVID-19 pandemic.
Covid-19: factors to think about before bringing employees back to work
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: further updates to the Government guidance
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: considering the latest Government guidance
Coronavirus in the workplace – an update based on the latest developments including the new job retention scheme
Written by Brabners LLP With the rise in Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the UK and the severity of the issue escalating across the world daily,
Coronavirus in the workplace – how to prepare in light of the recent outbreak and actions you can take to protect your business.
New case considers whether individuals can succeed in discrimination complaints that relate to acts occurring before an impairment actually satisfies the definition of a ‘disability’ under the Equality Act 2010.
New tribunal judgment determines that a belief in two biological sexes should not be protected under law if their belief amounts to a violation of a trans person’s dignity.
New employment case explores whether ‘veganism’ amounts to a ‘belief’ qualifying for protection under the Equality Act 2010.
Brabners LLP examines a tribunal case that confirms that a blanket ban on beards can be discriminatory if the facial hair is a religious requirement.
Written by Brabners LLP The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) provide protection for employees who work for a business that
EU’s top human rights court decides that employer’s use of covert surveillance did not breach employees’ right to private life under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Written by Brabners LLP Protection for individuals who blow the whistle on concerning conduct continues to be a topical subject. In recent times, individuals are
Employment law experts Brabners LLP take a look at a recent employment case illustrates the importance of employee rest breaks.
Employment law experts Brabners LLP looks at a new case that confirms vegetarianism is not a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.
Written by Brabners LLP The recent case of Community Based Care Health Ltd v Narayan  confirmed that a GP providing services to an NHS
Written by Brabners LLP You may have seen that Costa Coffee has been in the press recently for deducting pay from employees’ wages. The BBC
Written by Brabners LLP In a society where social media is more pervasive than ever and with a range of online platforms at our fingertips,
Court of Appeal case confirms that agency workers are not entitled to ‘the same contractual working hours as employees’ after 12 weeks
Written by Brabners LLP A new case Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Limited and another  in the Court of Appeal has provided clarification on
100 years since the first binding decision, the Supreme Court takes a liberal approach, confirming that courts are able to strike through restrictive covenants to make them enforceable against employees.
In the recent case of Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey , the Court of Appeal (“CA”) confirmed that it is discriminatory for an employer
The recent Court of Appeal case Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust  confirms that voluntary overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay where overtime is sufficiently settled and regular to count as normal remuneration.
Recent case highlights the importance of employers following their own policies when making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.
Recent court case confirms employers must have systems to record how many hours a day an employee is working
Written by Brabners LLP The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently confirmed that employers need to have systems in place
Case confirms candidates must be equally qualified before employers positively discriminate when recruiting
Brabners LLP looks at a case that reminds employers to ensure that candidates are equally qualified before positively discriminating in recruitment process.
New legal changes will require employment businesses to provide work-seekers with a Key Information Document and extra assistance from Umbrella Companies is likely to be needed as a result.
EAT confirms an employee’s mistaken belief is not enough for her disability discrimination claim to succeed
Written by Brabners LLP In the recent case of iForce Ltd v Wood , the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) confirmed that an individual did not
As you will know, working time is governed by the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR 1998”) and it applies to all workers (not just to