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World Cup Fever

Now that the domestic and European football season is over focus shifts to the world cup. Tuesday 24th June 2018 at 13.00pm may seem like a long way away, but it's a time and date Employers need to consider now.
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Steps to Avoid HR Tribunals

Are you surprised the last set of HR tribunal statistics shows that the number of lodged claims has increased by 78%? No, neither was I.
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The HR Implications of The Uber Verdict

What are the HR implications now that the taxi firm Uber has lost an appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal against a ruling that its drivers should be treated as workers rather than self-employed?
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In my previous blog I concentrated on the decision to abandon Tribunal fees following the Supreme Court ruling as a quick note.   Now I have had a chance to look at the ruling in more detail, this email re-iterates some of the last and adds in more tips for you on how to proceed with an employee’s claim.
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Recently two cases occurred where “employees” have sought clarification from employment tribunals of their actual status. In both cases, based on the facts not the paperwork, the tribunals have found the claimants were workers not subcontractors.
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You need to take on a new person its cheaper to call them self employed saving national insurance and making them responsible for their own taxes. But are they really and will HMRC or an employment tribunal agree with you.
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ACAS Early Conciliation

ACAS, aka Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service, has a longstanding statutory duty to promote and help achieve the resolution of employment disputes that may otherwise result in a claim before an Employment Tribunal. This conciliation role has however had a different emphasis since the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in July 2013.
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What The Doctor Didn't Say

Employment Tribunals in the UK are big news today. The Chelsea doctor’s settlement of more than £1.2m is mind blowing for constructive dismissal and discrimination.  
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A Freedom of Information request has revealed that Avon and Somerset Police has spent more than £63,000 dealing with an employment tribunal brought by three officers, only for the accusations to be dropped less than a week into the six-week hearing.
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Employees With Body Odour

At this time of year, especially in unairconditioned offices it can get hot and sticky. People sweat it’s a natural response
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