Welcome to the latest edition of Employment Matters, designed to keep you up to date on the latest developments in employment law.
Following the feature on worker status and the gig economy in our last newsletter, in this issue we take a closer look at the government response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. We outline the proposed reforms, which include a 'right to request' permanent employment and an increase in fines for employers behaving badly. We also focus on discrimination, diversity and culture, with articles on disability, ethnicity pay gap reporting, the sexual harassment allegations which recently led to mass walk-outs at Google, and promoting workplace culture.
As the UK's exit from the EU approaches, we consider the new settled status and the impact on UK companies which currently rely on EU workers.
Lastly, with Block Chain incentive plans now a consideration for businesses of all sizes, our incentives team take a look at the future of incentive plans.
If you wish to discuss any of the matters raised in this newsletter or have ideas for future issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch.