HMRC settle freelancers £4000 holiday pay claim

Experts warn that freelancers deemed ‘employees’ may bring action after a landmark settlement between HMRC and one of their former freelancers. Caroline Wood, Director at HR Heroes says “this could open the floodgates for legal action from freelancers who have been classified as employees, which may include backdated claims…the cost of this could be huge”. […]

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‘Cultural misunderstanding’ costs employer £24,000

After having her claims dismissed by her employer as a ‘cultural misunderstanding’, the employee has won over £24,000 in a sex discrimination case. The claim had initially been struck out in 2015 due to the tribunal fees not being paid, but after employment tribunal fee’s had been abolished in 2017, the case was reinstated. A […]

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Mental Health a major worry for workers

Mind, the UK leading mental health charity conducted a survey of over 44,000 employees and found that poor mental health is endemic in the workplace with 48% of the 44,000 workers surveyed revealed that they had suffered with poor mental health in their current job. In collaboration with Mind, the Duke of Cambridge has launched […]

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GDPR: What is it? and What do I need to do?

The General Data Protection Regulations are due to come in to law on May 25th 2018 but what are they and what do they mean for my business? As a leading provide of HR and Employment Law services to small businesses across the UK, HR Heroes will ensure that our client are compliant from an employment […]

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Government’s Good Work plan promises additional pay to millions of workers

In 2017, Matthew Taylor, former aide to Tony Blair and currently Chief Executive at the Royal Society of Arts completed a review into “Employment Practices in the Modern Economy” that found that modern employment practices needed to change to keep pace with modern business models. The increase in zero-hours contracts and the use of self-employed […]

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Leading bookmaker loses employment tribunal

William Hill, the leading bookmakers, has lost an Employment Tribunal against one of its previous betting shop managers, who refused to accept a new position in the company that had a salary 20% lower than she was currently earning. During the significant business restructure, Miss Dinham, the store manager at William Hill’s Battersea branch refused […]

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2018 Employment Law Changes

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on 25th May 2018 with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) having published draft guidance at the back end of 2017. From 6th April 2018, childcare voucher schemes will be closed to new entrants. The regulations governing Shared Parental Leave are to be reviewed by Department […]

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Increase to National Living and National Minimum Wage

The Government have confirmed in their Autumn budget that there will be an increase to both the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) during Spring 2018. From April 1st, the NLW will increase by 33p and go up to £7.83 per hour. To qualify for NLW workers need to be aged […]

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Disabled surgeon win over £80000 after wrongful sacking

A surgeon at Basildon Hospital in Essex has been awarded almost £84000 after he was unfairly dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct. Former NHS surgeon Arjuna Weerasinghe was fired after making complaints that the hospital was badly lacking in equipment and facilities. Weerasinghe claimed that he was unable to get hold of suitable equipment […]

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