Private Sector contractors soon to be affected by IR35 rule change

March 19th, 2019

Recent changes to the IR35 rules affecting the public sector are to apply to the private sector from April 2020. The change shifts the onus on determining a contractors’ tax status from the individual with her/her own service company to the business contracting with that service company.

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Flexible dress code: a new risk to employers

March 14th, 2019

News that investment bank Goldman Sachs has relaxed its dress code was widely welcomed. Many see the move as a shift towards a changing culture for an industry largely driven by tradition. However, the example led by the investment bank, which may prompt other businesses to follow suit, raises some important considerations for employers looking to adopt the same strategy.

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The parental leave policy gap

March 11th, 2019

In times of increased awareness around employee rights, a company’s parental leave policy is an important representation of its commitment to equality.

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Employment Tribunal Process – Tactics and Tips- Witnesses

February 26th, 2019

In this edition of Joelson’s Employment Tribunal Tactics and Tips series we look at what factors should be taken into account when deciding who to call as tribunal witnesses and how to prepare for giving evidence at the final hearing.

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Quirky and original ways to incentivise staff

February 13th, 2019

A recent report by the University of Warwick found that when employees were happy, productivity increased by 12%. When they were unhappy, productivity fell by 10%. So, happiness is vital to a productive workforce!

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Understanding Whistleblowing

February 4th, 2019

In order to bring a whistleblowing claim, an employee or worker must have disclosed information that they reasonably believe to be ‘in the public interest’ to an appropriate person.

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Food allergies – an issue for employers?

January 30th, 2019

Around ten people in the UK die from food allergies every year. An estimated 44% of British adults have a food allergy, and the number is on the rise; in the 20 years prior to 2012, there was a 615% increase in the rate of hospital admissions for anaphylaxis.

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Immigration Update

January 30th, 2019

Since December last year it has become easier for employers to check migrants’ right to work in the UK.

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Can employers brave the cold?

January 29th, 2019

In this blog, London employment lawyers Joelson look at the rights of workers in adverse weather conditions and how employers can stay on the right side of the law.

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Employment Tribunal Process – Tactics and Tips – Disclosure

January 28th, 2019

In this edition of Joelson’s Employment Tribunal Tactics and Tips series, we look at what happens if the claim continues towards final hearing – the disclosure process and preparing the final hearing bundle.

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