January

The “gig economy” continues to expand, what are the employment law implications?

Those registered as “self employed” now stands at 15% (or 1 in 6) with ever increasing numbers carrying out a variety of work for a number of businesses. This has been labelled the “gig economy”. Businesses can now use online platforms to outsource tasks to a large pool of workers as well as people being engaged directly on temporary contracts or doing separate pieces of work, each paid…

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TP Insolvency Team Assist Creditors Following Closure of Co-op Stores

The Food Retailer Operations Ltd was formerly part of the Co-op Group and operated over 500 Co-op stores. In October 2015 497 stores were transferred to another Co-op Group company for £497million. The Co-op used £15million to repay a debt to another Co-op Company and paid £446million to itself to reduce its investment in the Company. As a result the Company cannot now pay its creditors and is…

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Increase to Statutory Payments

In a Written Ministerial Statement from the Department for Work and Pensions, the government has announced the following proposed increases to statutory benefit payments for from April 2017:

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Company not held responsible for an assault on a fellow employee by its Managing Director following the work Christmas party

The Christmas break is now a distant memory for most of us but spare a thought for the employee who went for ‘impromptu’ drinks following the work Christmas party which ended in him being subjected to a violent assault by his Managing Director – Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Limited (2016).

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How warnings for misconduct can affect the fairness of subsequent dismissals

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) case of Perrys Motor Sales v Edwards has highlighted the significance of live warnings for misconduct when assessing the fairness of any subsequent dismissal.

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