WorkLife entries posted during February 2017

Last call for workplace drinking: can boozy lunches be banned?

Last call for workplace drinking: can boozy lunches be banned?

Lloyds of London have banned their staff from drinking during the working day.  According to press reports, some Lloyd's staff have viewed the policy as over-controlling, whilst others have noted that in today's modern workplace daytime drinking should be a thing of the past.  So what issues should employers consider when introducing such a policy?

Compensation limits to be increased from April

Compensation limits to be increased from April

As of 6 April 2017, there will be an increase in the compensation limits which Employment Tribunals can award and in other minimum awards payable under employment legislation.

Supreme Court upholds income limits for non-EU spouses

Supreme Court upholds income limits for non-EU spouses

This week the Supreme Court upheld the Government's minimum income requirement for foreign spouses.  The decision will be of particular relevance to organisations that have employees posted abroad, especially when considering their return to the UK.  It is worth ensuring that any such employees are aware of the case and any impact it might have on their individual circumstances.

Changes to off-payroll working: public authorities take note!

Changes to off-payroll working: public authorities take note!

Just before Christmas, Michal Chudy flagged the introduction of something called "off-payroll working in the public sector", but what is it all about? Helpfully, HMRC has just issued new guidance on the change.

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