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Employer pension contributions count towards the calculation of a week’s pay

I have done my best to make this case report sound interesting and I like to think that even the most casual review of it will show that I have, well, failed. However, it is still important, especially for those involved in collective redundancy or TUPE consultations. Employers may need to revisit the potential cost … Continue Reading

Webinar: Setting off on the right foot – key concerns about starting the employment relationship

Squire Patton Boggs and pre-employment screening specialists ADP present a webinar focussing on the common issues arising at the start of the employment process. On 27 September 2016 at 10.30 am BST, David Regan and Annabel Mace from Squire Patton Boggs and Lisa Lee from ADP will consider: Pre-employment screening Why do it? When is … Continue Reading

Webinar: Employment Law Worldview Webinar Series – Australia

Squire Patton Boggs presents a series of webinars focusing on the key labour and employment issues in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States. Presented in English by our local labour and employment law experts, each 60-minute webinar comprises a 50-minute presentation covering key “hot topics” in the featured jurisdiction, … Continue Reading

The beginning of the end for personal service companies in the UK?

HMRC issued a consultation document on 17 July 2015 to explore options for tightening up IR35, the intermediaries legislation that aims to tackle tax avoidance through disguised employment. IR35 requires individuals working through an intermediary (e.g. a personal service company (PSC)) to pay broadly the same tax and NICs as any other employee, where they … Continue Reading

New rules in France concerning “Umbrella Companies” (“Portage Salarial”)

An Order dated 2 April 2015 has formally defined “umbrella companies” and set out the conditions under which they may operate in France. New law in 2008 concerning the modernisation of the labour market had said that a national agreement could entrust a professional sector with the task of organising umbrella companies. However, certain provisions … Continue Reading

Employers of District of Columbia Employees Have One Month Left To Provide Wage Notices To Current Employees

The District of Columbia’s Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014, which became effective on February 26, 2015, requires in part that employers provide written wage notices to their D.C.-based employees.  Employers have until May 27, 2015 to satisfy this requirement with respect to their employees who were employed as of the Act’s effective date … Continue Reading

Wisconsin Becomes 25th US State to Pass Right-to-Work Law

On March 9, Governor Scott Walker signed into law Wisconsin’s right-to-work legislation. Like other state right-to-work statutes, this law prohibits any private-sector Wisconsin employer from requiring that an employee be a member of, or pay dues to, a labor union as a condition of hire or continued employment. The law does not affect current collective … Continue Reading

The irritation game – does anyone else notice these things or is just you?

Moving on swiftly from distressing things interviewers can do to job candidates http://www.employmentlawworldview.com/nine-rudest-things-that-interviewers-do-to-job-seekers-sort-of/ what about the reverse, those things candidates do which most alienate the prospective employer? For the really committed recruiter, this process of irritation can begin well before you go to the trouble of actually meeting the candidate, on receipt of the CV.  … Continue Reading

US 6th Circuit: “Mark of the Beast” or Not, Employers Need Not Accommodate Religious-Based Refusal to Provide Social Security Numbers

Earlier this week, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a discrimination lawsuit brought by an individual who claimed that FirstEnergy Generation Corp. had illegally failed to accommodate his sincerely-held religious beliefs. And what were those beliefs? That having a social security number (or any identification number, for that … Continue Reading

Teaching agency gives School a hard lesson on UK worker liabilities

The 2010 Agency Worker Regulations require that once an agency worker has been in post for 12 weeks, he should receive the same pay as would a permanent employee of the hirer in the same role.   This is the principle of equal treatment.    Regulation 14(3) makes the agency liable for any breach of equal treatment … Continue Reading

UK’s Coronation Street looks to employment law for next storyline

One of the bastions of British soap opera has seemingly become tired of your run-of-the-mill torrid affaire/grisly murder/dodgy dealings stories and for a bit of dramatic spice has turned instead to the world of employment law. While as lawyers we already know that there is little which makes more compelling viewing than a juicy discrimination … Continue Reading

“Nine rudest things that interviewers do to job seekers”, sort of

For those looking to inject a bit of spice into 2015’s recruitment programme, and courtesy of financial news website, Hereisthecity.com [link], we present “The nine rudest things that interviewers do to job seekers”. This is on closer review a rather limp selection, not close to the sort of ritual humiliation seen http://www.employmentlawworldview.com/napoleon-walks-hr-tightrope-in-uk-call-centre/ or the breathtakingly … Continue Reading

A blog of two halves (Part 3) – Rooney misses open goal

Reported this week on BBC Sport Online are the results of a study funded by Football Against Racism in Europe (“FARE”) into ethnic minority representation in professional football coaching hierarchies. It makes interesting, if faintly one-sided, reading. Taking the six most senior coaching staff at each of the 92 professional Clubs in the English Leagues … Continue Reading

A blog of two halves – can Rooney tackle discrimination in UK football management?

The issue of discrimination in professional football has again come to the fore through public statements by Fifa Vice President Jeffrey Webb in The Guardian newspaper that such discrimination is “overt”. This time attention turns to the under-representation of ethnic minority managers in the English football leagues. In particular, the talk has focussed on the … Continue Reading

Merit is blind

Following on from a series of seminars we delivered in June about how to manage recruitment effectively, I read an interesting piece by Gillian Tett in the FT last week – “A pride that still dare not speak its name in business” (FT, Comments & Analysis, 20 June 2014).  Tett highlights how executives still feel … Continue Reading
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