She can’t possibly be an Employee!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a client say this! The client believes that as she has invoiced them on a regular basis then she must be self-employed and could never be deemed to be an employee.
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Your Questions Answered

Q: We have an employee who has not signed their contract of employment, given us no reasons as to why and thinks that on that basis it cannot be enforceable. Is that true?
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Benefits of Exit Interviews

An exit interview is more than a formality, form or the last box ticking exercise of an employee’s life cycle, it is an opportunity to gain insight into why someone has chosen to leave as well as their overall experience while they worked for the Company.
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88 year old Secretary Claims Age Discrimination

Eileen Jolly started working for the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in 1991 at the age of 61 originally as a medical secretary and then as Patient Pathway Co-ordinator from June 2015.
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Increase in Redundancy Pay

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2019 will take effect from 6th April 2019 and will increase the maximum amount of a week’s pay from the current rate of £508 per week to £525 per week.
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Acas Early Conciliation and Tribunal Claims

That latest statistics show that claims in the Employment Tribunal have increased by around a massive 150% since the fees were abolished in July 2017. So, what happens and what do we recommend that you do?
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Benefits of Taking Holiday for Employee and Employer

According to the 2018 Glassdoor Annual Leave Survey, only 40% of employees in the UK take their maximum holiday allowance each year, with only 50% saying they were able to completely switch off and relax whilst out of the office.
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Your Questions Answered

Q: We are thinking of allowing some employees to work from home. What do we need to think about?
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Simplified Online Right to Work Checks for Employers

Since April 2018, employers have been able to use the Home Office Checking Service to check the right to work of migrants. By simply filling in the information on the Government website you can get a printout issued by the Home Office with the individual’s photo and whether or not they were entitled to work in the UK.
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EU Case Law – Employers must Encourage Employees to take Holiday

A case recently brought to the Court of Justice of the European Court by The German Courts highlighted the importance of ‘actively’ encouraging employees to use all of their annual leave each holiday year.
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