Brexit and UK Employment Law

The EU referendum on 23 June 2016 could potentially have a great impact on UK employment law. Many aspects of UK employment law have derived from the EU and this has affected workers’ rights across the economy.

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Employment Claims in Sport

The former Newcastle United midfielder, Jonas Gutierrez, has won a disability discrimination claim after the club informed him he would no longer take part in the club’s future following his battle with testicular cancer.

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EAT: Childcare Vouchers Can Be Withdrawn by an Employer During Maternity Leave

The long established position that childcare vouchers administered under a salary sacrifice scheme formed part of an employee’s non cash benefits and therefore must be continued during maternity leave, has recently been overturned by the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Peninsula Business Services Ltd (Peninsula) v Donaldson.

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Budget 2016 – 5 Key Points

If you have any questions arising from this article or would like further information on the employment related updates in the March 2016 Budget, please get in touch with a member of our Employment team.

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National Living Wage

As reported in a previous bulletin, from 1 April 2016, the new national living wage for workers aged 25 and over came into force at a rate of £7.20 an hour. This will not change on 1 October 2016. It has also been confirmed that all national minimum wage rates will be increased in parallel from April 2017 and will be set by the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations.

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