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Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

In our Contributor Features section we list and link to selected articles published by the authors of the Emplaw Online law cards. This month we link to articles from Gowling WLG on the EU Referendum - The Impact For Pensions, Tax And Employment Law

A summary of the progress of the Trade Union Bill, the accompanying consultations and impact assessments and the final provisions of the Trade Union Act which received Royal Assent on May 4th 2016.  

A short summary of the Enterprise Act 2016 (and relevant consultations) . The Act received Royal Assent on 4th May 2016

The April 2016 edition of Emplaw Monthly includes legislative changes as well as ICO guidance for organisations on how to prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation, new Acas guides to combating sex discrimination in the workplace and employing apprentices and young workers as well as professional summaries (for subscribers) of this month’s key employment law cases. 

Whilst dealing with sickness is a common issue for employers, the systems of SSP and Contractual Sick pay repeatedly cause confusion. This Article answers some of the key questions including how to use fit notes, the impact of PHI schemes and the consequences of sickness during paid and unpaid holiday. The Article complements the Emplaw Sickness, illness and accidents: key card and our detailed guide on Pay during Sickness

The March 2016 edition of Emplaw Monthly includes all the April legislative changes such as the new statutory limits and financial penalties for employers who fail to pay tribunal financial awards, as well as professional case summaries (for subscribers). 

In the recent decision in Peninsula Business Services Ltd v Donaldson UKEAT/0249/15, the EAT held that suspension of childcare vouchers during maternity leave was not discriminatory. In this short Article Emplaw Online contributors, Penningtons Manches, explore the consequences of the decision on how childcare vouchers may be provided. Subscribers can also see the Emplaw Online case summary.

This article summarises the current need to know information for employers and their advisors. It explains the new Approved English Apprenticeship regime and the contractual requirements for engaging an apprentice. It also looks at funding arrangements and links to information on apprenticeship arrangements in the rest of the United Kingdom

The February 2016 edition of Emplaw Monthly includes all the latest employment law news as well as professional case summaries (for subscribers) and links to an excellent article on the draft Pay Gap Reporting regulations and what employers need to do now, as well as an updated article (following the recent EAT decision in Lock v British Gas) summarising holiday entitlements such as carry-over of holiday and the calculation of holiday pay.

Emplaw Online authors Gowling WLG have published an excellent guide which unpacks the 'who, when, where and what' of the draft regulations and their potential impact on employers including what employers should be doing now