Employment Law

DVLA’s Share Driving Licence Goes Live

This new service allows GB driving licence holders to share their information held at DVLA with whomever they wish, putting users firmly in control. Although the Share Driving Licence service …

When to legally request Doctor’s Notes

An employee working for Pizza Hut in Canada rang in sick for one day stating that they had a cold. Their manager’s response was that they had to get a …

Is your employee’s vehicle shameful?

Many employees drive their own vehicle on work related-business, to visit a client’s premises, attend courses or conferences, or attend meetings. However, not everyone keeps their vehicle in showroom condition – …

What Does The Abolition Of the Paper Driving Licence Mean?

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photo-card driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display …

Probationary Period – What Happens If You Do Nothing

Probationary Period – What Happens If You Do Nothing Many employers prefer to subject new employees to a period of probation – indeed, there are many advantages to this approach. …

Do you have to manage diabetes as a disability?

Diabetes, medically classified as a disease, affects around 3.5 million people in the UK. Often referred to as a ‘condition’ as it can be managed but not cured.  As an …

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The 2015 General Election – The Possible Changes For Employment Law

2015 General Election In this blog post, we will take a brief look at the 2015 general election manifestos of the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats & UKIP, in respect of …

New Compensation Limits – Effective April 2015

New Compensation Limits 2015 The Government has published details of the new compensation limits – annual increases to statutory redundancy pay and the amount of compensation that employment tribunals can …

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How to have an effective performance conversation

You’ve got an employee who isn’t contributing their fair share. You know you need to address it. The rest of the team can tell this employee is a poor performer. …

Is an employee’s email complaint a grievance?

Staff grievance An employee has sent you an e-mail, as their line manager, in which they have listed a number of issues they are “unhappy about” but it’s difficult to …

What the EAT thinks about Twitter

The explosion of social media has resulted in numerous examples where someone posts something on social media and then immediately regrets, it but can do little to delete it as …

What employers need to know about Shared Parental leave changes from April 2015

Shared Parental Leave will enable eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work after their child is born or placed for adoption. This could …

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How To Recruit The Right Person For Your Business

There are a number of things to remember as getting it wrong can be expensive both in terms of management time and cost but don’t worry there is help on …

What you need to know about deductions on payslips

Did you know that the Employment Rights Act 1996 (commonly referred to as ERA) states that an employee must receive an itemised payslip (statement of pay) on, or before, the …

Welcome to 2015 – Now What Does This Mean For Your Business?

This year will see us have a general election in the UK and so we should expect to see an avalanche of news, argument and raised voices over the issue …

What Holiday Pay and Overtime Rulings Means For Employers

New employers will have missed the publicity surrounding November’s Holiday Pay and Overtime Rulings by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).  It was the latest instalment in a line of cases …

So why do you need help with HR ?

If you own a business then the chances are you will have heard of human resources. If you were working for another company then it is likely to be the …

The final countdown to furlough

September is the final month of the furlough scheme, subject to any last-minute extension. It was introduced in March 2020 as a short-term measure to support employers in paying their …

When does a failure to furlough as an alternative to redundancy result in a successful claim for unfair dismissal?

The employment tribunals are starting to hear claims relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). In two recent first instance decisions (which are not legally binding on other tribunals), …

COP9: What to do when HMRC come calling

Chris George, Tax Manager at Scrutton Bland explains what happens in a tax investigation. HMRC has extensive powers to open investigations into the tax affairs of an individual or business. …

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