A recent survey commissioned by the Pensions Regulator has revealed that only 33% of accountants surveyed understand the specific details of using postponement. 48% of those surveyed incorrectly believed that any employee requests to opt in or join a pension…

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The Crown Prosecution Service has published guidance on social media offences. Employers may find the guidance useful when carrying out training in appropriate use of social media or when disciplining staff for breaches of their social media policy. The guidance gives…

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Acas has published research on neurodiversity within the context of employment and the workplace. Neurodiversity refers to people who have dyslexia, autism, ADHD, dyspraxia and other neurological conditions. The research found that: Problems with underperformance are particularly likely to arise where managers are…

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that there was no TUPE transfer where there was an intention to take over a business but the transfer did not actually go ahead. In this case a third party promoted its range of products by…

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The Court of Appeal has held that where an employee has ‘normal working hours’ and their remuneration does not vary with the amount of work done during such hours, the amount of results based commission normally earned should be taken into…

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If you are one of the more than a million small and micro employers yet to reach your staging date you should check whether your payroll software supports auto enrolment ahead of your staging date. Some employers have wrongly assumed…

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Employers who deliberately ignore the workplace pension are likely to receive fines. However, some employers end up unintentionally non-compliant with the workplace pension and they also risk being fined. In this blog I will look at some of the reasons given…

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the unfavourable treatment of a disabled employee during a long term sickness absence process must be justified on each occasion. The employee, in this case, was a police officer. When responding to an emergency…

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employee was not dismissed as no dismissal had been communicated to her. The employee, in this case, was employed by a recruitment agency. When an assignment with one of the agency’s clients…

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