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How should I prepare for IR35?

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Many businesses spent the first two months of 2020 planning for the implementation of IR35; then Covid-19 shifted the world and IR35 was delayed until April 2021. While Covid-19 continues to dominate the economy, and there are rumours to suggest that IR35 could be delayed once more, the official word from the Government at the time of writing this article is that it will proceed and come into effect in April 2021. Organisations should therefore be acting now and start to prepare for this change, or they could face significant financial and reputational consequences from HMRC. Natalie Rawson, Associate Solicitor in our Employment team, explains more here about the change and how we are supporting businesses to prepare now.

Coronavirus at work: what employers need to know

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Coronavirus has now been declared as a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation and, at the time of writing, two cases have been confirmed in the UK. The risk of the spread of coronavirus in the UK continues to rise and so employers should be considering how they should act if an employee intends to travel to China, contracts the virus in the UK or is absent from work. Gina McCadden, Employment Solicitor, here explains the facts about the virus and how employers can take steps in accordance with the law.

How to hire and fire an apprentice

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Many employers have enjoyed the benefits of hiring apprentices, particularly since the Government introduced the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017. Ensuring your apprentice is employed under the right documentation is essential to protect your business against possible claims in the Employment Tribunal.

Five new Associates for growing law firm Warner Goodman LLP

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As well as two new Partners, the promotions continue for us here at Warner Goodman LLP as five new Associates are announced. The firm’s Residential Conveyancing team are well represented amongst those celebrations, as Lucy Smith, Genni Cooper...

New pay slips requirements from April 2019

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New pay slip requirements are set to come into force requiring itemised calculations for variable rates of pay and hours worked. This requirement will also be extended to include workers, not just employees. Natalie Rawson, Employment Law ...

GDPR - Much Ado About Nothing?

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GDPR has been effective for almost six months now and the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has prosecuted or taken other enforcement action (and imposed monetary penalties, enforcement notices, or demanded undertakings)...

Taylor report focusses on gig economy and cash in hand workers

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A recently published report has been met with mixed reactions on how it will reform our current working practices. The Matthew Taylor report, Employment Practices in the Modern Economy, reviews areas such as the ‘gig economy’ and makes recommendations on proposals such as stronger incentives for firms to treat workers fairly and a more pro-active approach to workplace health. Natalie Rawson, Employment Lawyer, here reviews the key areas of the report and explains what it means for employers and employees in the future.

Gig Economy; the end or a beginning?

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The phrase ‘Gig Economy’ was coined during the financial crisis in 2009 which saw record levels of unemployment in the UK. A proportion of those affected made a living by ‘gigging’ on a flexible, ad hoc basis. Instead of receiving a regular wage they were paid per ‘gig’.