Archive for the Employment Law Category

Flexible working decline wins postman £22,000.00

  One of the things that can frustrate a small business owner is when staff ask to work flexibly and the business owner can’t, or won’t, accommodate the request. Under the flexible working guidelines there are only a set number of reasons why a request can be […]

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November Employment Law Highlights

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last month that notice to leave the EU under Article 50 will be given  by the end of March 2017, the High Court held that the government does not have power to do this under the Royal Prerogative. It therefore seems that […]

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Employed or Self Employed HMRC crackdown

HMRC has announced it is to form a specialist team to examine working practices at organisations that use freelance staff to fill what amount to full-time roles. Employers that persistently use office-based freelance workers to cover what would otherwise be full-time positions avoid offering individuals any of […]

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Government considering ban on non-compete clauses

Do  you have a non compete clause in your employment contracts? A lot of my clients do! This article taken from People Management today caught my eye.  If it’s a concern to you, please contact me. Legal experts fear employers will suffer from removal of constraints on where […]

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Race Discrimination?

Stopping employees speaking their first language at work, could be race discrimination, but requiring the whole workforce to speak English may be justifiable This case has recently come through the Tribunal process and I’ve taken a copy of an article in People Management magazine (dated 14 January […]

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