REDUNDANCY - 21.10.2020
Redundancy dismissal was not unfair
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that an employer’s failure to place a redundant employee on its list of bank workers didn’t make his dismissal unfair. Why?
DISCIPLINARY MATTERS - 21.10.2020
Employee won’t return to work due to house move
Some employees who’ve been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic have used the opportunity to move to a different geographical area as they no longer have to commute. But what happens if you now want them back at their workplace?
DISCRIMINATION - 21.10.2020
Black jobs matter - positive action in recruitment
The Black Lives Matter movement has put the issue of workplace diversity firmly under scrutiny. To help ensure future diversity, one option is to use positive action. What is it and how does it differ from positive discrimination?
PENSIONS - 19.10.2020
Pension access delayed
An important diary date. The government has confirmed previous indications that the age at which individuals will be allowed to access their private pension savings will be raised. In 2028, presumably from 6 April of that year, you’ll only be able take benefits from your pension savings if you are 57 or older. Until then the age requirement is 55. The government said the announcement was being made now “to enable people to make financial plans” . ...
EMPLOYMENT STATUS - 15.10.2020
Off-payroll working, here we go again
One of the casualties of COVID-19 was the government’s plan to roll out the off-payroll working reforms to the private sector, but it was merely a delay to April 2021. So what do you need to know and how should you prepare?
OPTIONAL REMUNERATION ARRANGEMENTS - 15.10.2020
OpRA - benefits transition period closing
When optional remuneration arrangements (OpRAs) were introduced in 2017 some benefits in kind were given a four-year transitional window. This ends on 5 April 2021. What are the key elements?