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  • How does gender pay gap reporting affect transgender or non-binary employees?

    13 July 2018

    The new gender pay gap reporting laws currently make no mention of transgender or non-binary employees - employers can only classify staff as male or female. Could this grey area mask a wider pay gap issue? Alex Christen from Capital Law investigates.

  • Trump cap firing puts workplace policies in the spotlight

    12 July 2018

    As protests greet Donald Trump's arrival in the UK, Michael Hibbs looks at the recent news from Canada, where a restaurant manager was fired for refusing to serve a man wearing a 'Make America Great Again' cap, and examines the implications for employers in the UK.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, July 2018

    2 July 2018

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • Moves and mergers: what are the legal implications of staff relocation?

    27 June 2018

    With large-scale staff movements back in the news thanks to the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury's, what do employers need to consider when it comes to relocation? Luke Green from Hill Dickinson details some practical steps.

  • From Uber to Deliveroo via Pimlico: The search for clarity on the gig economy

    22 June 2018

    The law is being challenged by the gig economy business model to define and classify the terms "self employed" and "worker". How far have the courts got in achieving this amid a welter of recent cases, asks Richard Isham, employment partner at Wedlake Bell LLP?

  • Protection from dismissal on grounds of trade union activities - how far does it go?

    21 June 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent case in which the Court of Appeal had to consider if, in sharing information from a manager's desk diary, a trade union rep had acted outside the scope of trade union activities for the purposes of the automatically unfair dismissal protection afforded by s.152 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

  • Why the BHS v Burchell decision is still relevant 40 years on

    21 June 2018

    In 1978, in British Home Stores v Burchell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal outlined several factors that should be considered when deciding whether dismissal for misconduct was fair or unfair. On its 40th anniversary, Fieldfisher's James Medhurst discusses why the case remains relevant today.

  • Employee benefits: don't get caught out when submitting HMRC forms

    15 June 2018

    Employers who paid employee expenses or benefits during the 2017/18 tax year have until 6 July to submit their paperwork to HM Revenue & Customs, or they could face significant fines. Nick Bustin from Haysmacintyre explains what employers need to know.

  • How to kick off the World Cup without an own goal

    14 June 2018

    With four weeks of World Cup football matches about to kick off, what do employers need to be wary of, and are there ways to use the tournament as a way to bring staff together? Personnel Today rounds up five considerations for employers.

  • So… can employers enhance maternity pay but not shared parental pay?

    6 June 2018

    Recent tribunal decisions have provided some guidance on the legalities of offering enhanced maternity but not enhanced shared parental pay. But that does not mean employers avoid the risk of discrimination completely. Elizabeth Marshall and George Fellows explain.

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