Category Archives: Human Resource Management

The Pimlico Effect – What to look out for?

For businesses that utilise freelance or self employed contractors or labourers, the Gary Smith vs. Pimlico Plumbers court case was always going to be of interest due to its potential impact on the GIG economy and Employment Status. Although Gary Smith originally lost his claim for ‘employee’ status in the original Employment Tribunal hearing in […]

Mental Health Awareness and Employment – STRESS

Mental Health Awareness week was from the 14th to 20th May and focussed on Stress. It therefore seems relevant to discuss Stress from the employers point of view and how this ties into the definition of a disability and discrimination. Firstly when it comes to employment, the term disabled or defining someone as disabled isn’t […]

Employment Updates to look out for…

May 2018 sees the introduction of GDPR which will replace the Data Protection Act, however this is not the only change that is being proposed this year when it comes to Employment Law. Although they may not be implemented by the end of 2018, here are some others pieces of legislation to keep an eye […]

Unpaid Shift Work

Currently a company can invite prospective employees to come in and complete ‘trial shifts’ in order to assess their competency, with the intention that if all goes well a job will be available at the end of this shift. However, there have been growing complaints that employers are using trial shifts as a way of […]

Increase to National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

From 1st April 2018 all employers will need to comply with the new National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates. The government is committed to increasing the National Living Wage annually with plans to further increase the new wage to £9 per an hour by 2020. This rise will effectively require 6% year-on-year increases. […]