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WORKER STATUS, GIG ECONOMY AND SUBSTITUTION (29 April 2020)

WORKER STATUS, GIG ECONOMY AND SUBSTITUTION (29 April 2020)

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has handed down an important decision providing commentary on the factors that may render a person to be a self- employed contractor rather than a worker. The case was brought by way of a reference from the Watford Employment Tribunal for a preliminary ruling on the definition of what
Furloughed Employees? Check if You Have Enrolled for PAYE Online

Furloughed Employees? Check if You Have Enrolled for PAYE Online

If you have furloughed workers then you should check now to ensure that you have enrolled for PAYE online and have an ePay number. Having enrolled for PAYE online is one of the requirements before being able to apply for the grant under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; this enrolment can take up to 10 days. It is likely that you
Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) to open on 20th April 2020

Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) to open on 20th April 2020

Jim Harra, HMRC Chief confirmed to the Treasury Select Committee on 8 April 2020 that the Portal for applications for the Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) will open on 20th April 2020. The portal is currently being testing and they hope to administer 450,000 applications per hour. Applications can be submitted 14 days in advance of
Day 1 Right to SSP

Day 1 Right to SSP

We now have The Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (No.54) enacting a Day 1 right to SSP in limited circumstances. These Regulations suspend the first 3 waiting days for: persons with symptoms of coronavirus staying at home for 7 days and; persons living in the
Holiday and Carry Over Provisions for 2 years

Holiday and Carry Over Provisions for 2 years

The Minister for Economy yesterday has proposed to amend legislation to allow workers in Northern Ireland that are unable to take holiday leave as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak to carry over their annual leave to the next two leave years. The change to the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 legislation would bring
Covid-19 – Stay at Home Guidance for Households

Covid-19 – Stay at Home Guidance for Households

The current advice from government on self-isolation is: if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started; if you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay
EEF NI Employment Law & HR Conference 2020

EEF NI Employment Law & HR Conference 2020

Date: Thursday, 1 October 2020 Location: Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast Members Fee:             £295.00 + VAT (£354.00) Members Early Booking Discount Fee: £240.00 + VAT (£288.00) If booked by Friday, 14 August 2020 Non-Members Fee:     £350.00 + VAT (£420.00) Non-Members Early Booking Discount Fee: £295.00 + VAT (£354.00) If booked by Friday, 14 August
New Decade, New Approach

New Decade, New Approach

Introduction: So what does the Agreement mean for businesses in the context of employment relations? With Stormont now finally restored, businesses will recall that employment law is a devolved matter. That means, that Stormont controls the policy direction for employment relations. This Deal provides an insight into what their priorities will be in the next
CASE STUDY – Caterpillar Northern Ireland wins at the Court of Appeal Northern Ireland

CASE STUDY – Caterpillar Northern Ireland wins at the Court of Appeal Northern Ireland

Caterpillar Northern Ireland wins at the Court of Appeal Northern Ireland Summary We recently supported our Member, Caterpillar, overturn an Industrial Tribunal Decision that found that the 3 waiting days before the employee received contractual sick pay amounted to an unlawful deduction from wages. The Court of Appeal NI overturned this decision and found that
FREE BREAKFAST SEMINAR: L’DERRY VENUE – 16 December 2019 – LRA Pre-Claim / Early Conciliation

FREE BREAKFAST SEMINAR: L’DERRY VENUE – 16 December 2019 – LRA Pre-Claim / Early Conciliation

FREE BREAKFAST SEMINAR:  LRA Pre-Claim / Early Conciliation with Labour Relations Agency (coming into force in January 2020) DATE: Monday 16 December 2019 TIME: 8.30AM – 9.30AM (8.15AM – 8.30AM REGISTRATION) L’DERRY VENUE: Labour Relations Agency, 3rd Floor Chambers, The Diamond, L’Derry. BT48 6HN Given the interest in this Seminar, and that a number of Organisations have expressed an interest in attending a similar event in