WorkLife entries posted during 2016

Off-payroll working in the public sector

Off-payroll working in the public sector

Before our brains switch fully to Christmas mode (I've already had two nightmares about sprouts), a quick flag for any public sector employers: from April 2017 it will be your responsibility to decide whether someone performing 'off-payroll' work for your organisation (ie a worker providing services through a personal service company, or through some other intermediary such as a partnership) is covered by the intermediaries tax legislation.

A case update on an employer's vicarious liability in relation to an assault following a Christmas party

A case update on an employer's vicarious liability in relation to an assault following a Christmas party

The question of how far an employer is vicariously liable for the wrongdoing of an employee was recently considered by the High Court in Bellman v Northampton Recruitment which involved an assault carried out by the director of a company on an employee after the company's Christmas party.

Government publishes new draft Gender Pay Gap Regulations

Government publishes new draft Gender Pay Gap Regulations

The new Regulations, which require employers with at least 250 employees to publish annual information on their gender pay gap, are expected to come into force on 6 April 2017. They have been amended following a consultation on a previous version published in February.

Could you fire Donald Trump (or will he fire you)?

Could you fire Donald Trump (or will he fire you)?

I'm worried about Donald.  Donald is the recently appointed CEO of my best client, United Services Association Ltd.  They're a great employer and their HR team is a delight to work alongside.  But Donald is giving me sleepless nights.