Current Employment News

Why the increase to workplace pension contributions is a much bigger deal than you think

Why the increase to workplace pension contributions is a much bigger deal than you think

To some this will seem just another of those irritating little deductions that come through on salary slips, but in reality the amount you contribute will have a huge impact on your future From Saturday, the start of the new financial year, the 10 million or so Britons who are included under the pensions auto-enrolmentRead more about Why the increase to workplace pension contributions is a much bigger deal than you think[…]

Suspending an employee: Avoiding a knee-jerk reaction

Suspending an employee: Avoiding a knee-jerk reaction

An employee facing disciplinary action may be legitimately suspended from work, but there are circumstances where any such suspension may be a breach of contract. A Court of Appeal judgment has provided greater clarity over when it is appropriate to suspend employees who are subject to disciplinary action without risking breaching implied terms of employment.Read more about Suspending an employee: Avoiding a knee-jerk reaction[…]

Firefighters’ overtime payments are pensionable, High Court rules

Firefighters’ overtime payments are pensionable, High Court rules

Decision could have implications for other public sector workers, say experts, as fire authority is ordered to backdate contributions Firefighters are entitled to increased pensions if they earn additional pay for working overtime or taking on extra duties, according to a High Court ruling which could have far-reaching implications for other public sector workers. OnRead more about Firefighters’ overtime payments are pensionable, High Court rules[…]

Employee sacked for ‘breaking wind’ at work

Employee sacked for ‘breaking wind’ at work

A Police Officer has been dismissed from her post, following a string of inappropriate behaviour including breaking wind in her police station and using the C-word repeatedly. Detective Constable Claire Fitzpatrick admitted to passing wind outside the Sergeant’s office after she was summoned to a disciplinary hearing where she revealed: “It wasn’t deliberate,” The SunRead more about Employee sacked for ‘breaking wind’ at work[…]

HMRC ‘S PROPOSALS TO REFORM OFF-PAYROLL WORKING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR BUSINESSES

HMRC ‘S PROPOSALS TO REFORM OFF-PAYROLL WORKING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR BUSINESSES

Private sector organisations who engage the service of individuals off-payroll are likely to already be aware of the private sector off-payroll working rules, commonly known as the IR35 regime. The IR35 regime applies where an individual provides their services (directly or indirectly) through a personal service company (a “PSC”) to another person or entity (anRead more about HMRC ‘S PROPOSALS TO REFORM OFF-PAYROLL WORKING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR BUSINESSES[…]

Workforce engagement: what businesses need to do

Workforce engagement: what businesses need to do

How should quoted companies comply with the new requirement in the UK Corporate Governance Code to engage with their workforce? Broadly, under the UK Corporate Governance Code, quoted companies are expected to perform two specific duties: Ensure the views and concerns of the workforce are taken into account by the directors, particularly when they areRead more about Workforce engagement: what businesses need to do[…]

Security guard was unfairly dismissed after submitting collective grievance letter

Security guard was unfairly dismissed after submitting collective grievance letter

A hospital security officer was unfairly dismissed after lodging a grievance with his employer, which went on to fire him ‘in bad faith’, a tribunal has ruled. Leeds employment tribunal ruled Mr M Brough’s dismissal was “outside the range of reasonable responses” after his employer failed to properly investigate issues he raised as a workplaceRead more about Security guard was unfairly dismissed after submitting collective grievance letter[…]