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16 November 2018 Sleep in shifts - new BEIS guidance on calculating National Minimum Wage

In the Mencap case the Court of Appeal held that care workers undertaking sleep-in shifts are only entitled to the NMW when they are required to actually be awake

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14 November 2018 Justice must be seen to be done - by video link?

The modernisation of the civil justice system will take a step forward this month with the introduction of a pilot scheme to determine applications via video link.

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13 November 2018 Confidentiality is not an automatic defence to disclosure

Even documents containing confidential information can become disclosable in a procurement challenge.

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12 November 2018 Part-time judges entitled to backdate judicial pensions

Part-time judges to be entitled to count years served prior to the Part-time Workers Directive 98/23 extending Directive 97/81 being transposed on 7 April 2000.

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9 November 2018 ECJ ruling: workers may be entitled to payment in lieu

It is accepted that accrued holiday could be paid in lieu upon termination of employment. Likewise, holiday can be carried over to the next year in some circumstances such as where an employee cannot take annual leave due to being on maternity leave.

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5 November 2018 Money laundering – a new focus?

It is important to recognise that organisations and individuals do not have to intend to launder money or even to act dishonestly in order to commit money laundering offences.

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30 October 2018 Business rates relief - less of a relief than we all hoped...

Well it’s been talked about over the last few weeks and today we’ve finally heard that the Chancellor promises to help small shops by cutting business rates by a third for all retailers in England with a rateable value of £51,000 or less.

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30 October 2018 Employer's beware: Government announces changes to IR35

The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, has just delivered his latest budget and with it, a significant change to the way liability for IR35 breaches will be dealt with for private sector companies from April 2020.

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26 October 2018 Government launch consultation on Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

Following the first gender pay gap reporting deadline earlier this year, the government have now launched a consultation looking at how organisations should disclose their ethnicity pay gap.

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23 October 2018 Personal liability for whistleblowing unfair dismissal claims

It is well understood that Employers may be liable for whistleblowing related dismissals. Since 2013 individual workers have also been at risk of personal liability for their own actions, where those actions are taken in response to a protected disclosure by a co-worker, which causes their co-workers to suffer some form of detriment other than dismissal.

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