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  • Employing students: six tips for the new term

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Will shared grandparental leave help or hinder employers?

    3 August 2016

    The Government plans a consultation on a new right to shared grandparental leave to support employees with childcare responsibilities.

  • Five important employment law cases in 2016… and five more to come

    22 July 2016

    So far in 2016, there have been notable employment law cases on: holiday pay; childcare vouchers; social media at work; fraudulent sick leave; and reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

  • Court of Appeal hears Lock holiday pay case

    13 July 2016

    The Court of Appeal has heard the appeal in the important holiday pay case British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock and another, in which it is considering the application to UK law of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that commission must be included in holiday pay calculations.

  • Calculating statutory maternity pay: five tips for employers

    20 June 2016

    Statutory maternity pay (SMP) can be tricky to calculate, for example where an employee's pay increases during her maternity leave. We set out five top tips for employers struggling with SMP calculations.

  • Will the Government's planned restaurant tips law end unfair tipping practices?

    10 June 2016

    Plans to increase transparency for consumers and employees in relation to tipping have been announced by the business secretary, Sajid Javid.

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