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  • Trauma and stress: Supporting workers' families

    Date:
    19 February 2019

    We explore the potential impact of workers' exposure to traumatic events and other stressful environments on their families and look at some of the measures that employers can take to support those families.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Executive pay ratio reporting: Six issues for employers to consider now

    Date:
    17 July 2018

    On 1 January 2019, legislation comes into force requiring UK quoted companies with more than 250 employees to publish the pay ratio between their CEO and "average" employees. Jo Faragher investigates the issues related to mandatory executive pay ratio reports that employers should be thinking about now.

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

    Date:
    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.

  • Employment status: Time to review off-payroll arrangements

    Date:
    3 April 2018

    With greater scrutiny of employment status by HMRC, employers need to look carefully at their off-payroll labour arrangements, argues Hilary Stokes - employer solutions manager at Menzies LLP.

  • 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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