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PARENTAL LEAVE

Q&A - SPL and self-employed partners

PREMISES

Pedestrian seriously injured during storm

A land and property company has been fined £250,000 after a wall and hoarding fell on top of a man as he walked with his wife and children. What steps should have been taken to prevent this?

BANK HOLIDAYS

May bank holiday moved to Friday

The government has decided to move the 2020 early May bank holiday from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May. What do you need to know about this change?

GDPR

GDPR - privacy notices still missing

The GDPR had its first birthday in May 2019. However, many smaller employers still haven’t got their mandatory privacy notices in place. What must you have by law?

PAYE

New rules for employment allowance

The government has published draft legislation for the new restrictions which will apply to the NI employment allowance (EA) from April 2020. Will your business be affected, and if so, how?

VAT

New VAT rules for construction

A major change to the way VAT applies to the construction industry is just three months away. Will you be affected and how should you prepare for it?

PAY

Must voluntary overtime be included in holiday pay?

In June 2019 the Court of Appeal ruled that voluntary overtime should be factored into ambulance workers’ holiday pay. Does this mean that you must include voluntary overtime when calculating your employees’ holiday pay?

PAY

Recovering an overpayment of wages

If you’ve accidentally overpaid a worker, e.g. due to an administrative or payroll error, you’ll normally want to take prompt steps to recover that overpayment. What are your options and can the worker defend your claim for recovery?

CONTRACTS

Are boilerplate clauses necessary in employment contracts?

You sometimes see certain standard clauses, known as boilerplate clauses, appearing on the final pages of employment contracts. Why are these clauses there and what sort of issues do they cover?

SEX DISCRIMINATION

Gender equality roadmap and sexual harassment consultation

The government has published “Gender equality at every stage: a roadmap for change” and a consultation on sexual harassment. What do you need to know?

SICKNESS ABSENCE

Consultation on reducing ill-health-related job loss

The government is consulting on the different ways in which action can be taken to reduce ill-health-related job loss. What’s it all about?