WorkLife: Employment law updates

Can an employee be dismissed for failing to disclose material information? A reminder of the law on unfair dismissal

Can an employee be dismissed for failing to disclose material information? A reminder of the law on unfair dismissal

It is not every day that the Supreme Court concerns itself with matters of employment law, so it is worth commenting on the cases where they do. The most recent one – Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council – concerned the dismissal of a head teacher for failing to disclose her relationship with someone convicted of making indecent images of children.

PILONs update - tax changes worth knowing about

PILONs update - tax changes worth knowing about

To many HR professionals, and even employment lawyers, tax is not the most enthralling of topics. But sometimes a change comes along which we just need to know about. On this occasion, it relates to a new tax treatment of payments in lieu of notice (PILONs), which comes into effect on 6 April 2018.

Government response to the Taylor Review – is it still “good work”?

Government response to the Taylor Review – is it still “good work”?

  Even Matthew Taylor, author of the Review, was fainting damning in his praise, seemingly in stark contrast to the government's that "millions [are] to benefit from enhanced rights" as a result of their response. So, what are we to believe?

From Unison to whistleblowing – reasons why 2017 is worth remembering

From Unison to whistleblowing – reasons why 2017 is worth remembering

Now that January has finally limped to the finish line, you could be forgiven for feeling that 2017 was a long time ago.  However, before your memories fade altogether, I thought it would be a helpful reminder to look at some of the key employment matters from last year which are likely to continue to have an impact in 2018, as well as consider some of the new developments which this year may bring.