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Dusting off disciplinary procedures post Covid

Dusting off disciplinary procedures post Covid

The last 18 months have seen employers turn on a dime to keep their business on track, while guarding the health and wellbeing of staff and customers.  While flexibility has been key, it has also been important to update and comply with frequently changing health and safety policies.

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Celebrating the team at SCE Solicitors

Celebrating the people that have been part of SCE’s 10-year journey

“Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” Said Richard Branson.

This rings so true and sometimes little is said, or perhaps not enough appreciation is shown to the people that essentially are the engine room of the business.

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Self Isolation COVID19 Guidelines

New Government Covid-19 Self Isolation Guidelines Explained

New legislation is set to change the current government guidelines for Covid 19 self-isolation. From the 16 August 2021 any individual who has been identified as being within close contact of a Covid-19 case may no longer need to self-isolate for the mandatory 10 days.

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What are the statutory rates and compensation limits for 2021?

National Minimum Wage
Age Former Rate (£) Current Rate (£)
Workers aged 25 and over (National Living Wage) 8.72 8.91
Workers aged 21 – 24 8.20 8.36
Development rates for workers aged 18 – 20 6.45 6.56
Young workers rate for workers aged 16 – 17 4.55 4.62
Apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in their first year of the apprenticeship 4.15 4.30
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Status and Rights - Employee, Worker or Self-Employed

Employee, worker or self-employed? Comparing status and rights

The statutory definitions of the three categories of employment status have long been criticised as being unclear, and over the years a body of case law interpreting these definitions has grown up. Despite this, it remains difficult to set out a definitive list of criteria to allow employers or employees to determine whether an individual’s status is that of employee, worker or self-employed.

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Top 10 Employment Law Changes

The top 10 landmark employment law changes over the past 10 years

We’re continuing our theme of top 10s to celebrate our 10 years in business.  This time we’ve come up with a top 10 of notable employment law changes.  As we all know, employment law is constantly changing and when we looked back, we found that there have been some quite ‘iconic’ changes in recent years.   

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New rules for IR35 and off-payroll working from 6 April

New rules for IR35 and off-payroll working from 6 April

After postponements in 2019 and 2020, the 6 April 2021 is the third date scheduled for the off-payroll working rules to be extended to the private sector. The purpose of the change is to increase compliance with tax rules known as IR35. This change has implications for:

  • medium and large private sector organisations using contractors and freelancers;
  • contractors and freelancers who provide their services through an intermediary, such as a personal services company; and
  • agencies supplying contractors who provide their services through an intermediary.
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