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Employers fined for failing to pay the minimum wage

Chris Amys
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It has recently been announced in a Government press release that 239 employers have failed to pay 22,400 workers the minimum wage. As such, these employers have been fined a record £1.97million, as well as ordered to repay the workers...

Supreme Court dismisses appeal by Pimlico Plumbers

Chris Amys
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Employment status has been a hot topic discussed at our Employment Workshops and HR forums in the last couple of years in light of numerous high profile decisions in the courts and tribunal as well as the publication of the Taylor Review on Modern Working...

Number of Employment Tribunal claims on the rise

Chris Amys
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It comes as no surprise that the number of Employment Tribunal claims is on the rise, as highlighted by the Ministry of Justice’s recent publication of their quarterly statistics. The statistics for the period January to March 2018 show that compared...

A third of women have experienced sexual harassment at work

Chris Amys
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The issue of sexual harassment has been played out in the media during the last couple of years with allegations made against former high profile individuals including but not limited to Harvey Weinstein and Jimmy Savile. It therefore comes as no surprise...

Palliative care for terminal illnesses Bill set for second reading

William Rowe
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A Private Members Bill, which requires comprehensive palliative care to be provided for people with terminal illnesses, is set for a second reading in the House of Commons. Brought under Parliament’s Ten Minute Rule, allowing backbench MPs to put...

Retirees urged to register Lasting Power of Attorneys to avoid 'financial crisis'

William Rowe
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A report has been published, which urges retirees to register a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to avoid a “later-life financial crisis”. The study, by insurance company Zurich, estimates that four-fifths of retirees (345,000) presently enjoying...

How to Evict a Tenant

Harjie Bindra
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Evicting a tenant can be a long and expensive process if not done correctly. It is important to remember that there are strict requirements and procedures that you, as landlord, must adhere to if you want your tenant to leave your property. In most...

Woman loses Court of Appeal bid to increase "nightmare" divorce settlement

Alison Webber
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The former spouse of a prominent property tycoon has lost her bid to increase a “nightmare” divorce settlement at the Court of Appeal. Ms Camilla Versteegh and wealthy property mogul Gerard Versteegh were married for 20 years, during which time...

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