Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

In a decision that has implications not only for doctors but for all agency workers in the UK, the CA rejected the EAT decision that the existence of a contract of employment between a junior doctor and an NHS Trust meant here was no room and so no scope to bring a whistleblowing claim against Health Education England as a body which deploys doctors in training. This article is posted by Emplaw Online authors Cloisters here

Click here for an article by Emplaw Online authors Gowling WLG following recent EAT guidance on the treatment of "sleep-in" shifts for national minimum wage (NMW) purposes.

For further information on hours that count for NMW purpose, see Emplaw Online guides: National Minimum Wage (NMW): Key Card and  NMW - Time Work, Salaried Work, Output Work and Unmeasured Work

Click here for the End of April  2017 edition of Emplaw Monthly which reviews the latest employment law news including the BEIS report on corporate governance, updated guidance on auto enrolment, the fathers and workplace inquiry and the policy paper on Improving lives: Helping Workless Families as well as professional case summaries of the latest key cases (for subscribers).

In September 2016 BEIS launched an inquiry into corporate governance. We summarise the recommendations in their report published on 5th April 2017.

The report concludes that there is no need for a radical overhaul of corporate governance in the UK but makes a number of recommendations.

 

An explanation of the regulatory reference regime,final rules in place from 7th March 2017 including a useful summary of the Points to Note. The regulatory references regime is part of a wider package of reforms aimed at improving accountability in financial services firms and larger insurers

In September 2016 BEIS launched an inquiry into corporate governance. We summarise the recommendations in their report published on 5th April 2017 and its relationship with the Green Paper on corporate governance. For more information, as regards the role of company directors, Emplaw Online subscribers may find our card on Company Directors useful.

 

Click here for the End of March 2017 edition of Emplaw Monthly which reviews the latest employment law news including The Great Repeal Bill for employment specialists, British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock – next steps and all the April 2017 legislative changes, as well as professional case summaries of the latest key cases (for subscribers).

On 30th March, the government published a white paper on the Great Repeal Bill  plus a guide for business. Find our summary for employment law specialists here.

There is a busy time ahead and much for employers to be getting their heads around in the coming months. Aside from Brexit concerns and what this will mean for businesses in the medium to long term, there are also many changes that employers will need to gear up for. Click here for a checklist of the key changes for employment specialists, all linked to more detailed and useful notes on the significant changes.

Click here for a  note on the apprenticeship levy, the new regulations governing when an apprenticeship can be called an apprenticeship, and public sector apprenticeship targets, all of which come into effect in April 2017.