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DALLIMORE HelenTo help you quickly keep up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, guidance, legislation and consultations for this month.

If you would like to discuss any of the points raised, please get in touch with Helen Dallimore, Senior Associate, or with your usual contact in the Foot Anstey employment team.

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COLEMAN ConnieIn this article, Senior Associate, Charlie Maples and Connie Colman, associate, consider a recent EAT decision which provides further clarity for employers as to the when employees undertaking sleep-in shifts are entitled to the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”).

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HELLER KateThe introduction of the government's latest initiative to support working parents throws an additional component into the mix for employers supporting working parents with childcare costs. The Tax-Free Childcare Scheme was rolled out on 28 April 2017 for eligible working parents with children under the age of two. By the end of 2017, it is the intention that all eligible parents will be able to join the scheme. Employees can open an online account via Childcare Choices which they can pay into to help cover the cost of childcare. The government will then 'top-up' the account with 20% of childcare costs.  The 20% top up will be applied to  a maximum of £10,000 per year per child (i.e. the equivalent of £2,000 per child, or £4,000 for disabled children).

Currently, many employers offer Childcare Vouchers to employees to provide a tax efficient scheme for funding childcare. The issue as to whether childcare vouchers should be suspended during maternity leave, following an Employment Appeal Tribunal decision on this, was previously considered

In this article, Kate Heller, associate, reviews the key differences between the two schemes to ensure employers are equipped with the knowledge to best support and guide their employees.

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peopleThe "gig economy" has been in the political and media spotlight again!

Nick Davies and Catherine Turpin, solicitor in our employment teamupdate their previous article from January 2017. 

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Employment E-Bulletin Article

DALLIMORE HelenTo help you quickly keep up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, guidance, legislation and consultations for this month.

If you would like to discuss any of the points raised, please get in touch with Helen Dallimore, senior associate, or with your usual contact in the Foot Anstey employment team.

Tags: Employment and Pensions2017


Employment E-Bulletin Article

DAVIES NickTurpin CatherineIn this article, senior associate Nick Davies and solicitor Catherine Turpin, take a look at the most recent 'gig economy' case. 

Once again, employment status in the "gig economy" is in the spotlight.  The most recent case involves a cycle courier who has been found by an employment tribunal to be a worker, despite being held out as being a self-employed contractor.  This follows previous decisions including CitySprint where riders successfully argued that they should be treated as workers and given the basic workers' rights. Please click here for our overview of employment status issues in the gig economy and here for our update in January on cases to hit the headlines in this area.

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JOHNSTONE EmilyThe collapse of BHS and employment practices at Sports Direct attracted much media and political focus last year and prompted the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (BEIS) to open an inquiry to investigate whether systemic problems exist within UK corporate governance.

On 5 April 2017, BEIS published its report. Despite predictions of a radical overhaul, the report recognises the strength of existing corporate governance in the UK and focuses on recommendations rather than mandatory requirements.

In this article, trainee solicitor Emily Johnstone summarises BEIS's findings and recommendations for corporate governance in the UK.

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The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/172) ("the GPG Regulations") came into force on 6 April 2017. The Regulations require larger employers to publish certain prescribed information relating to their gender pay gap.

In this article, Partner Karen Bates and senior associate, Shelley Morgan take a look at the key changes that may affect employers.


Employment E-Bulletin Article

DALLIMORE HelenTo help you quickly keep up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, guidance, legislation and consultations for this month.

If you would like to discuss any of the points raised, please get in touch with Helen Dallimore, senior associate, or with your usual contact in the Foot Anstey employment team.

Tags: Employment and Pensions2017


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Vale JoWhen can employers legitimately push back on potentially burdensome and time consuming subject access requests (SARs)? Data protection specialist and solicitor Jo Vale considers the latest Court of Appeal decisions which test some of the limits often relied on when responding to a SAR.

In particular, the Court considers privilege, proportionality and whether litigation has a legitimate purpose in subject access requests.

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