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Updates to rates of pay: the 2021-22 tax year

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As HR personnel and business owners will be aware, weekly rates of pay and other statutory rates in employment legislation are updated annually in line with the new tax year. We give an overview of the key points to note below. Rates of pay As from...

Can I pursue an employment tribunal claim?

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In short, the answer is yes you certainly can. However, it would be fair to say that it may take many months if not years for claims to be resolved. It is common knowledge that the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has recently confirmed that the Treasury will...

One in eight of women in the workforce is over 50

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By 2022 this will be one in six. Does your organisation have a menopause policy, or a menopause or wellbeing champion? Many women will have perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms that affect their work: for one in three the symptoms are severe. These range...

Happy Halloween! Now let's talk about Christmas...

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The clocks have changed and autumn is well and truly underway; bringing soggy leaves and (already!) pink, frosty mornings. It’s an exciting time of year, with its pops and bangs and sparkle and parties… Or is it? Perhaps...

Whistleblowing protections - Who? What? When?

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You might have seen in the recent press reports on the Supreme Court case of District Judge Claire Gilham, whom the SC found to be a ‘worker’. This important categorisation of her employment status has established her full...

Consultation on extending maternity rights

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I have recently returned to my role in Brethertons’ employment team from a ten-month period of maternity leave, and in this time I was fortunate in meeting a sociable circle of new parent friends. During my maternity period (whilst adapting to...

It's National Sickie Day!

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Hot on the heels of January’s depressing Blue Monday comes today’s ‘National Sickie Day’, apparently. Statistically the first Monday in February heralds the highest number of sick days of the year in Britain – whether this...

The ET fee claims process

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Last Friday the employment team received remittance advice from HM Courts and Tribunals Service regarding our first application for Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) fee reimbursement. The online reimbursement application process is quick and...

Tribunal fees refund scheme commences

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Further to the Supreme Court’s decision in July 2017 that the Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) fees regime was unlawful, and the immediate abolition of the fees, the Government launched the opening stage of its ET fee refund scheme last week....

Workload wellbeing

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World Mental Health Day happens every year on the 10 October. Its objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health care around the world. We work to live (or live to work), so it is...