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Am I employed, self-employed, both, or neither?

Am I employed, self-employed, both, or neither?

Whether you are employed, self-employed, both or neither will make a difference to the amount of tax and National Insurance contributions (NIC) you pay, as well as how you pay. You need to know which of these apply to you, so that you can comply with your tax obligations and claim tax reliefs available to you…..

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EE Employee Discrimination

EE Employee Discrimination With Mental Health Condition

An EE call centre agent with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), who was told to ‘get a grip’ by her manager, was discriminated against because of reasons arising from her disability. The Cardiff employment tribunal found that a line manager’s comments and….

Employment Law Updates: Coronavirus - Blake-Turner LLP

Employment law updates – Coronavirus

Employment law updates: Coronavirus

The government announced on 30 July that workers who were furloughed will be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment based on their pre-furlough salary and not the reduced furlough salary. This was implemented by the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations 2020….

Employer pension contributions count towards a week's pay - Blake Turner Solicitors

Employer pension contributions

Employer pension contributions count towards a week’s pay

In the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) and in the matter of University of Sunderland (“University”) v Ms K Drossou, the University of Sunderland appealed against the finding that employer pension contributions are to be considered when calculating the claimant’s weekly pay. Ms Drossou worked for the University and….

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Statutory Adjudication To The Construction Industry

Statutory Adjudication To The Construction Industry

The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 introduced statutory adjudication to the construction industry in addition to contractual adjudication which already featured in a number of standard form contracts. Statutory adjudication provides for a 28 days fast-track dispute resolution procedure….