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What’s next for employment law? Publication date: 20.10.2016
Article database » New legislation » News
The government says that it intends to trigger Article 50 and start the formal Brexit process by March 2017 at the latest. What are its plans in relation to EU-derived employment laws?
Who must pay the new apprenticeship levy? Publication date: 09.09.2016
Article database » Training » Apprenticeships
From 6 April 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships will change significantly and, as a result, some employers will have to contribute financially to the new apprenticeship levy. Will you be one of them?
The Immigration Act 2016 Publication date: 30.08.2016
Article database » Recruitment » Right to work
The Immigration Act 2016..Criminal act. On 12 July 2016 s.35 of the Immigration Act 2016 came into force. It extends the existing criminal offence of “knowingly employing an illegal worker” to include where the employer has “reasonable cause to believe” that an individual is an illegal worker. In other words, you don’t need actual knowledge...
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 Publication date: 16.06.2016
Article database » Misconduct » Gross misconduct
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016..Criminal offences. On 26 May 2016 the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 came in to force. It creates a range of criminal offences in relation to psychoactive substances - so-called legal highs. Under the Act, psychoactive substances are widely defined and they can be anything which is capable of producing a psychoactive...
Q&A - the new Trade Union Act 2016 Publication date: 31.05.2016
Article database » Trade unions » Trade unions
Q&A - the new Trade Union Act 2016..Q. We’ve heard that a new Trade Union Act 2016 has been introduced and is likely to come into force in October 2016. As a small employer in the private sector with 15 employees on average, is this legislation something that we should be worried about? A. Whilst it’s certainly true that this legislation introduces...
The new apprenticeship standards Publication date: 23.05.2016
Article database » Employment status » Employment status
Apprenticeships in England have undergone a complete overhaul and by autumn 2017 approved standards will be applied to all of them. What does this mean for you?
Agency workers: let’s be up front Publication date: 10.05.2016
Article database » Employment status » Agency workers
On 8 May 2016 the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016 came into force. They introduce one major change that you need to be aware of. What is it?
New law: gender pay gap reporting Publication date: 29.02.2016
Article database » Discrimination » Discrimination
The government has published new Regulations which make gender pay gap reporting mandatory. They are expected to come into force on 1 October 2016. How will they affect smaller employers?
What would Brexit mean for employment law? Publication date: 01.02.2016
Article database » New legislation » News
The legislation that requires a referendum to be held on our continued EU membership has now been passed - it must be held before the end of 2017. If the UK votes to leave the EU, what could it mean for employment law?
zero-hours contracts and unfair dismissal Publication date: 15.01.2016
Article database » Contracts » Contracts
zero-hours contracts and unfair dismissal..A new right. On 11 January 2016 The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 came into force. They provide that eligible individuals who are on zero-hours contracts must not be dismissed or subjected to a detriment because they’ve breached an exclusivity clause contained in the...

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