After 12 weeks’ employment, agency workers are entitled to the same basic employment terms (including pay) as if they had been hired directly by the hirer, rather than through an agency (regulation 5(1) Agency Workers Regulations 2010).
Employees are protected against discrimination due to their religion or belief by the Equality Act 2010. Direct discrimination is where an employer treats an employee less favourably because of their religion or belief (or their lack of it).
TUPE has been high on our case work at THSP Risk Management this last couple of months, and has made the Court of Appeal.
The headline in the metro last Friday (29/03/19) read “A nation of pill poppers”. It went on to explain that the use of anti-depressants has almost doubled in the past ten years.
Following the implementation of the Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018 which provide an enforcement and penalty regime for (EU) 2016/425, the one-year transitional period for full implementation ends on 21st April 2019.
The government has published its draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2019. From the 1st April 2019, most social security payments, such as maternity, sick and parental payments increase along with the minimum wage.
In the year of the #metoo campaign, there have been numerous headlines about the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), often involving high profile people.
Lord Price (who used to run John Lewis and Waitrose) is encouraging the government to focus on employee happiness after Brexit.
One of the most difficult aspects of a direct discrimination
No doubt most of you will have seen the frightening image of the collapsed scaffold in North London last Thursday 7.08.2019. Fortunately, no-one was hurt, but it could have been much worse.