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Shared Paternity Pay

Kayleigh Howarth
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Last year the Court of Appeal in the case of Chief Constable of Leicestershire v Hextall held that it is not discriminatory to pay men on shared parental leave less than the enhanced rate of maternity pay paid to women on maternity leave. The Supreme Court...

Join us to help raise funds for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance!

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We are proud to support vital services to local charities which impact us all and this year we will be supporting the incredible Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. Our first official charity event of the year will be our Charity Quiz held...

Why should you have a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

Rachel Vallor
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The Split: Pre-Nuptial Agreements are not just for high profile cases Currently airing on BBC at the moment is TV drama "The Split".  Featuring in the show are Fi and Richie Hansen, a rich and famous celebrity couple who entered into a...

Unfair Dismissal - Mental Health Issues

Kayleigh Howarth
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A Sky engineer who was dismissed following failure to follow health and safety rules is successful in claim of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination Mr Plowright was employed by Sky-in-Home Services Limited as a Field Engineer from March 2007 until...

Ethical Veganism Protected against Discrimination

Kayleigh Howarth
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A philosophical belief is a "protected characteristic" under the Equality Act 2010.  It is unlawful to discriminate against an individual because of their philosophical belief.  There is a five-point criteria to be met in order to decide...

New Electrical Safety Standards on the Horizon

Nigel Bescoby
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The draft Electrical Safety Standards in the Private (Rented) Sector (England) Regulations 2020 have been laid before Parliament. If passed there will be changes ahead. ...

Who is protected if your employer transfers over to another business?

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What is TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings)? The purpose of TUPE is to protect employees in the event that the business they work for transfers over to someone else. It means that the employees' terms, entitlements and rights remain the same with the new...

Do you pay inheritance tax on lifetime gifts?

Lauren Griffiths
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Most people will have heard of the '7 year rule' with regard to inheritance tax payable on gifts made during a person's lifetime.  Often the rules are confused and misinterpreted. Current HMRC guidelines outline that any gifts totalling...

Time to talk about workplace mental wellbeing

Danielle Lister
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Workplace mental wellbeing is a top concern among employers, according to European-wide research.*  According to the World Health Organisation, in the UK, workplace mental illness is estimated to cost 2% of GDP and the latest statistics from the ...

Parental Bereavement Leave New Regulations

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NEW REGULATIONS REGARDING PARENTAL BEREAVEMENT TO COME INTO FORCE THIS YEAR On 23 January 2020 the Government announced that from 06 April 2020 the rights under the Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 and the Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay...