WorkLife entries posted during August 2016

Hello goodbye? Draft legislation published on changes to termination payments

Hello goodbye? Draft legislation published on changes to termination payments

As Geoffrey Richards reported the government started consultation on the tax/NIC treatment of termination payments in the summer of last year. A year later, its response has been published, along with draft legislation.  

Charities and litigation

Charities and litigation

It is, as a trustee, easy to spend a sleepless night worrying about one’s obligations; the factors one needs to bear in mind when taking decisions on behalf of the charity, not to mention issues arising in relation to personal liability.  Similarly, as an executive employee of a charity, there can be an often daunting number of factors to bear in mind when carrying out your job, and fathoming out what acting in the best interests of the charity actually means in practice.

Doctor heal thyself

Doctor heal thyself

Last week I attended some "interview training" at Farrers. One of my new duties as a recently promoted partner is getting involved in the recruitment of Farrers' new trainees. Now, as an employment lawyer I have been advising clients for years on "dos and don't" in recruitment. So it was something I was excited about and secretly thought I would be pretty good at. At the same time of course, as an employment lawyer I have been advising clients for years on what to do when it has all gone wron...