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Newsflash: Uber drivers are 'workers' holds Supreme Court

23 Feb 2021

The Supreme Court handed down its long-anticipated judgment about the action brought against Uber by drivers claiming to be workers as opposed to self-employed contractors. The judgment provides the answer to whether 'gig economy' workers can be classed as 'workers' for the purposes of…

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Public Sector Exit Payments Scrapped

15 Feb 2021

The Treasury has recently announced that long proposed cap on Public Sector Exit Payments (the Cap) which came into force on 4th November 2020 has been withdrawn effective from 12th February 2021 due to "unforeseen circumstances". Therefore any exit payments made after 12th February 2021…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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The retail industry and the exit strategy from Covid-19

19 Jan 2021

As we settle in to our third lockdown it might not be easy for businesses to think about the future and plan their "exit strategy". However, could this latest lockdown provide a unique opportunity for businesses to think outside the box, critique the way they operate and how they utilise their…

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Acas Early Conciliation - New Rules

19 Jan 2021

A claim to an employment tribunal must usually be made within 3 months less 1 day. This is known as the 'limitation date'. For example, if an employee wants to claim for unfair dismissal, they have 3 months less 1 day from the date their employment ended to make the claim. However this is with…

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CJRS Update 1 December 2020: Holiday Pay

02 Dec 2020

Holiday pay over the festive period You will be aware that furloughed employees continue to accrue leave as per their employment contract. However, please note that businesses can only place employees on furlough in circumstances where coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting your operations.…

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