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Changes to written particulars of employment from 6 April 2020

Kalila Bolton

Are you ready for the changes to written particulars of employment which must be given to new recruits from 6 April 2020? Implementing proposals from the government’s Good Work Plan, the new rules form part of the Government’s reform proposals on employment status to ensure that workers know from day one what rights they are Read More

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Diversity goes mainstream

Sheila Fahy

Who’d have dreamt it? And the Oscar for the Best Film and the Best Director goes to ….. Yes, Hollywood have awarded the highest accolade to a South Korean, subtitled, film called Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho. This is the first time in the Oscars’ 92-year history that a foreign language film has scooped the Read More

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IR35 – strategies for dealing with it

Rachel Reeves

IR35 might as well stand for ‘Interchangeable Risk‘ because effectively that is what the legislation scheduled to come into force in April 2020 will create – a means of shifting liability for PAYE from one party in the supply chain to another. The risk of liability for PAYE tax and NICs deductions will shift from Read More

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Black man in a hoody

Sheila Fahy

I was curious. As I entered the foyer at work this morning, the first thing I saw was a black man in a hoodie. The second thing I saw was the person. This man’s name is Ade Ahamadu, a financial services project manager and co-founder of McJonathan. His photo is joined by 55 other black Read More

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“I’m fine”

Sarah Henchoz

Pretty much every conversation I have starts with a variation of: “Hi, how are you?”; response: “I’m fine”. We can’t all be fine all of the time, can we? Or maybe we can if what we are referring to is the F.I.N.E acronym… With World Mental Health day approaching, my immediate thought was what can Read More

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#metoopay campaign

Sarah Henchoz

It is often said that it takes a woman to get a difficult job done. Imagine what 117 of this country’s most senior women could do if they came together to do one job. I’m not talking about solving the Brexit-stalemate, but (and some might say, more importantly) getting equal pay for women. And today Read More

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Clowning around at disciplinary hearings – how far does the right to a companion go?

Kate Dew

We are often asked to advise whether a lawyer or parent can attend disciplinary hearings but we have never come across a clown acting as a companion. According to the New Zealand Herald, an employee hired a clown to take as a companion to his redundancy meeting, who proceeded to make animal balloons during the Read More

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