Legal guidance

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  • Off-payroll working: How IR35 rules affect the private sector

    Date:
    17 July 2019

    Despite a raft of problems concerning IR35 "off-payroll" rules in the public sector, HM Revenue & Customs last week confirmed that from 6 April 2020, the tax regulations extend to the private sector. Caroline Harwood explains how businesses need to prepare.

  • IR35: Will the private sector learn the hard way?

    Date:
    24 June 2019

    Aspects of the IR35 tax legislation, particularly the tests to determine people's tax status, have proved unpopular and many are anxious about its roll out for private sector organisations next year. Ranjit Dhindsa and Matthew Sharp of Fieldfisher explain the issues.

  • Why auto-enrolment should always be on HR's to do list

    Date:
    10 April 2019

    Pensions auto-enrolment might not be the most exciting HR topic but, as Angela Sharma explains, it should never be far from the top of any HR list of things to do.

  • National minimum wage: What are employers getting wrong?

    Date:
    1 April 2019

    Two decades after its introduction, many employers are still getting caught out by the rules surrounding the national minimum wage. With HMRC taking an increasingly hard line on enforcement, Andrew Brookes and William Sweeney look at some of the common pitfalls.

  • IR35 in the private sector: what constitutes 'reasonable care'?

    Date:
    25 March 2019

    The government has recently published a consultation paper with its proposals to extend off-payroll working rules to the private sector. Employers will need to take "reasonable care" that they have assessed employees' tax status, but what does that mean? Joe Tully, managing director of Brookson Legal Services, explains.

  • April 2019 employment law changes: Seven things for HR to do

    Date:
    18 March 2019

    Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet. Important issues in April 2019 include changes to the law on payslips and the usual increases to the national minimum wage, maternity pay and redundancy payments. Large employers should also be working on their second gender pay gap report and their latest modern slavery statement. Meanwhile, the impact of Brexit on EEA nationals continues to be a major issue.

  • The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

    Date:
    11 January 2019

    As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what were the 10 most important judgments in 2018 that every employer should know about?

  • 2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

    Date:
    13 December 2018

    Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. We set out an eight-point plan so employers can prepare.

  • Local authority pay and grading structures

    Date:
    5 September 2018

    This article looks at the pay structure for local authority employees, set out in the National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service (the Green Book).

  • Sleeping care worker only "available" for work and not actually working for minimum wage purposes

    Date:
    24 July 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent case in which the Court of Appeal ruled that a care worker required to sleep on the employer's premises was simply "available" for work rather than actually working, and therefore caught by the sleepover exemption in the minimum wage legislation.

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