Taxing News

Employers everywhere, sharpen your pencils and find your calculators. Tax on employment termination payments has changed and you will need to dust off your arithmetic. The objective of the new regime is said to be tax simplification but...

Employment Tribunal awards increased from April 2018

The level of certain awards which can be awarded by Employment Tribunals will increase from 6 April 2018. Each April, compensation limits for Employment Tribunal cases increase in line with the Retail Price Index. The maximum limit on a...

How does an employer know whether an employee is disabled?

The Court of Appeal has decided that the test was not whether the employer did all it could to determine whether an employee was disabled and exhaust every option open to them; rather, it was whether the employer could be reasonably...

Stand by for new rules on shift pay

The ECJ has once again shaken up rules on working time in a recent employment case on stand by shifts. Previously, on call or stand by shifts would count as working time only if the employee was required to stay in a location specified by...

What all HR and People Managers should know

From interesting discussions with a range of employment lawyers on EU law and Brexit, to honing communication and presentation skills whilst chanting ‘Mary had a little lamb’ with the whole BDBF team, my week work-shadowing in London’s...