Employment Matters

Employment Matters

Issue 2
The Future of Tier 2

The Future of Tier 2

In June 2015, the government asked the Migration Advisory Committee ("the MAC") to review Tier 2 of the UK immigration system, with the aim of limiting the number of non-EEA nationals seeking employment-sponsored visas, thereby reducing net migration.

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Email Monitoring

Email Monitoring

If the hype in the media is anything to go by, employers can be forgiven for thinking that, following a recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), they are now free to snoop on employees' private communications without limitation.

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Senior Managers' Regime

Senior Managers' Regime

The events of 2008 that caused significant damage to the British economy continues to have an enormous political impact on the UK.

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Managing Sickness

Managing Sickness

It is inevitable that employees fall ill from time to time, but sickness absence is one of the trickiest things for an employer to deal with.

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Zeroing in on the problem

Zeroing in on the problem

Zero hours contracts remain a talking point.

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In with the new, in with the old

New rates

A statutory 'week's pay' (the amount used to calculate a number of entitlements, including statutory redundancy pay) will increase on 6 April 2016 from £475 to £479, in line with the Retail Price Index.

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Taxing Terminations

Taxing Terminations

HMRC currently allows employers to pay the first £30,000 of certain termination payments free of tax.

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Brexit – What could this mean for Employee Share Plans?

Brexit – What could this mean for Employee Share Plans?

We now know that on 23 June 2016 UK voters will have their say on whether Britain remains a member of the EU or not.

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Gender Pay – What employers need to know

Gender Pay – What employers need to know

The long awaited response to the gender pay reporting consultation was published this week, along with draft regulations.

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Holiday pay: should it include commission?

Holiday pay: should it include commission?

Another legal battle over whether English law requires employers to boost workers’ holiday pay to include commission payments has commenced in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

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