Employment Law

future of work

Inquiry launched into the future world of work

Last year saw many examples of changes to workers’ rights, indicating how the future world of work may be structured. Several well-known businesses were the subject of review and criticism….

Gender pay gap

Are you gender pay gap ready?

The final draft of the Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations has been published, along with a short note explaining what each of the regulations mean and what employers need to…

The 2017 Jelf Employee Benefits Survey

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Jelf Employee Benefits Survey is now available. This, our third annual survey, is a reflection of the most pressing Employee Benefits – and related…

retirement savings gap

New minimum employee benefit rates announced

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced the new proposed employee benefit rates for statutory benefit payments to be implemented in April 2017. This year the suggested date…

keep staff healthy

Quick Guide to Fit for Work

The Fit for Work service (FFW) was launched in 2014 to assist employers struggling to deal with employee sickness absences. The aim of the scheme is to provide expert advice…

worker on break

Workers’ rights to rest breaks

As most employers are aware, Regulations stipulate that all workers over the age of 18 are entitled to an uninterrupted rest break of 20 minutes after they have worked for…

Holiday pay update

Holiday Pay Update

In 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton,  found that non-guaranteed overtime (overtime which an employer is not obliged to provide, but if it…

A grand vision?

Last week the Department for Work & Pensions and Department of Health issued a major document entitled: “Improving Lives:  The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper” The document is rather large…

trade credit

Pay protection is a reasonable adjustment for disabled employee

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an earlier employment tribunal ruling regarding a business and a disabled employee. The tribunal ruled that it was required, as a reasonable adjustment,…

Gender pay gap

Delayed: Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations

The publication of the Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations 2016 has been delayed. It was originally intended to be published on 22nd August 2016 and brought into force this coming…