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[23.01.2020]

New guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new technical guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work. It replaces previous guidance published in December 2017.

The new guidance explains employers’ legal

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[16.01.2020]

Statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick pay to rise from April 2020

According to proposals set out in a government policy paper, the revised rates for statutory maternity pay (SMP), statutory adoption pay (SAP), statutory paternity pay (SPP), statutory shared parental pay (ShPP) and statutory sick pay (SSP) for tax

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[02.01.2020]

Annual increases to the National Minimum Wage

The government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission in full and has announced that it will increase the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates from 1 April 2020 as follows:

the NLW rate for workers

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[19.12.2019]

Implications of the General Election result for employment law

With the Conservative Party having won a majority in the General Election 2019, this has the following implications for employment law reform:

Manifesto commitments

The Conservative Party’s manifesto promised various measures,

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[05.12.2019]

Updated calculator on calculating holiday entitlement

The Government has published a revised holiday entitlement calculator, intended as a temporary replacement while the original calculator “undergoes maintenance”, to enable workers to calculate the minimum statutory annual leave they

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[20.11.2019]

Who can be a salaried member

The salaried member legislation can apply to certain members of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). This can happen where HMRC consider that a member of an LLP is not a risk-taking partner and can be re-classified as a salaried member.

Prior to

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[23.10.2019]

Lump sums paid in continuing employment

A lump sum payment can sometimes be made in lieu of all or part of an employee’s salary, wage, commission or other amounts to which they are entitled by virtue of their employment. Under these circumstances, the lump sum payments are taxable as

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[17.10.2019]

What does the Queen’s Speech mean for employment law?

The Queen’s Speech 2019 outlined several Brexit-related Bills, including an Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, designed to end free movement within the UK after Brexit and to lay the foundation for a new, modern

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[16.10.2019]

National Living/Minimum Wage entitlement

A reminder that the current National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates came into effect on 1 April 2019. The NLW is the minimum hourly rate that must be paid to those aged 25 or over. The current rate for the NLW is

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[12.09.2019]

Immigration rights of EEA citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit

The Government has now announced the revised transitional arrangements that will apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit to EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their close family members arriving in the UK after Brexit, replacing those set out in a January

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