All items: Pay and benefits

  • Ten important employment law cases in 2016

    Date:
    1 December 2016

    What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.

  • Autumn Statement: What next for salary sacrifice?

    Date:
    30 November 2016

    One of the key announcements in November's Autumn Statement was the removal of tax incentives on most salary-sacrifice schemes. So what should employers do now?

  • Gender pay gap and equal pay: what's the difference?

    Date:
    10 November 2016

    Gender pay and equal pay are frequently confused. However, there are key differences between the two and employers need to be aware of their obligations in relation to both.

  • Taxis and taxes: the wider implications of the Uber decision

    Date:
    8 November 2016

    Most of the attention centred on the recentĀ UberĀ decision has focused on the employment law aspects of the case. But there could be far wider implications in terms of tax obligations, according to Leigh Sayliss, partner at law firm Howard Kennedy.

  • Premature babies and maternity leave: what's the legal position?

    Date:
    26 October 2016

    Mothers of premature babies are campaigning for statutory maternity leave to be extended where mothers give birth early. Stephen Simpson explains the current legal position, and how the law might be changed.

  • Employing students: six tips for the new term

    Date:
    26 September 2016

    In university towns and cities around the country, students are settling in for the start of the academic year. As freshers' weeks come to an end, many students will start to think about finding some part-time work to see them through. We set out six tips on employing students.

  • Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

    Date:
    15 September 2016

    The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.

  • Changes to IR35 disguised employment rules put HR in the firing line

    Date:
    1 September 2016

    The Government plans to get tough on contractors who fail to pay their taxes under IR35 disguised employment rules. Employment lawyer Darren Hayward warns that this could make HR responsible for determining employment status.

  • Gender pay gap reporting timeline: key dates for HR

    Date:
    26 August 2016

    Although gender pay gap reporting legislation does not come into force until early 2017, employers may have to collect gender pay gap data from as early as April 2016. HR professionals can use this timeline to get ready for their reporting obligations.

  • Changes to tax on termination pay in April 2018

    Date:
    17 August 2016

    The Government has cut back proposed changes to taxing termination payments, issuing new draft legislation that is expected to come into force in April 2018.

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