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“Historic” IR35 reform comes into effect

“Historic” IR35 reform comes into effect

The controversial reform concerning IR35, off-payroll working rules, has now come into effect. Here is what HR needs to know.   The reform to off-payroll working rules, also known as IR35, is likely to have a major impact on the way contractors are hired by...

Government pledges to review laws around whistleblowing

Government pledges to review laws around whistleblowing

This comes after a fifth of employees who expressed concern over their employer's lack of compliance with COVID-19 regulations were ultimately dismissed. The Government have stated they will be reviewing reforms linked to whistleblowing to "ensure that they remain fit...

Employment tribunal cases rise by over 80 per cent

Employment tribunal cases rise by over 80 per cent

Multiple employment tribunal cases saw the largest increase, rising by 82 per cent over the last year.  From October to December 2020, the number of employment tribunal cases sharply rose, following a well-documented trend of employment tribunal cases spiking in light...

Five employment law changes to look out for in April 2021

Five employment law changes to look out for in April 2021

As April swiftly approaches, there are many changes to employment law anticipated to be introduced over the next month. Due to the attention being focussed on COVID-19, Brexit and the Budget, HR may need to be reminded of some key employment law changes. Kate Palmer,...

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Mukul Chawla: Modern slavery in the workplace

Mukul Chawla: Modern slavery in the workplace

This article was co-written by Mukul Chawla (Partner), Catherine Turner (Senior Associate) and Luke Hardingham (Associate).  Modern slavery is not going away. COVID-19 has shone light on how employers treat their workforce. The inevitable glut of labour resulting from...

Giles Newman: It’s time to change perceptions of whistleblowing

Giles Newman: It’s time to change perceptions of whistleblowing

Listening to staff is a fundamental part of the human resources function. Only with clear communication will the business know if something is – or isn’t – working well. While this may seem obvious, recently-published data suggests European organisations are...

Mini Setty: Regional race to secure sponsor licenses

Mini Setty: Regional race to secure sponsor licenses

Regional race to secure sponsor licenses  For almost 70 years, British employers have had rich pickings from the European talent pool and foreign workers have made up vital proportion of the UK’s workforce, thanks to free movement among European Economic Area (EEA)...

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