Employment, Immigration & Pensions Update - October 2018

Employment, Immigration & Pensions Update - October 2018

Employment, Immigration & Pensions Update - October 2018

Welcome to the October 2018 edition of the employment, immigration & pensions update - providing a monthly update on key legal issues for employers.

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  1. Court of Appeal clarifies scope of legal privilege

    The decision of the Court of Appeal in the awaited SFO v ENRC case has provided some relief to both solicitors and corporate organisations that documents prepared during the course of regulatory investigations will not have to be disclosed if a prosecution... Read more
  2. Employee on zero hours contract found to be an agency worker

    In the case of Brooknight Guarding Ltd v Matei , the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has provided guidance on the test for determining whether or not an individual is an agency worker. This case is interesting as the individual was found to... Read more
  3. The Pensions Regulator gets tough

    For many schemes, trustees and employers, the only interaction they have with the Pensions Regulator (“TPR”) is the occasional communication about automatic enrolment, submission of a yearly scheme return and an annual chair’s statement... Read more
  4. National Minimum Wage penalties now enforceable against the new employer in TUPE transfers

    HMRC have announced a change in approach when enforcing national minimum wage (NMW) liabilities following a TUPE transfer. The new employer will now be liable for all NMW liabilities, including the full penalty amount, even when it is referable to... Read more
  5. BEIS produces a report on gender pay gap reporting

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has produced a report on Gender Pay Gap reporting, reflecting on the results of the first set of statistics published by employers in April this year and considering how the regulations can... Read more
  6. A further update for employers on the MAC report on immigration

    On 18 September 2018 the Migration Advisory Committee (‘MAC’) finally published its long awaited report on the impact on the UK labour market of the UK’s exit from the European Union.  The MAC was commissioned by the Government to... Read more

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