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French courts can still apply ‘Macron scale’ despite EU committee decision
The ‘Macron scale’ on unlawful dismissals will still be applied by French courts, according to one legal expert, despite the decision of the European Committee on Social Rights that it violates the European Social Charter.

No TUPE service provision change when activity fundamentally different due to staff availability
Gill Ross tells HRNews about the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision in the insourcing case Tuitt v London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

'Compelling reason' for large firms to use CEST for IR35 determinations
Penny Simmons tells HRNews why new guidance from HMRC is a green light for large businesses to use its ‘CEST’ tool

Workers head back to the office to save on energy bills
Chris Thomas tells HRNews about setting up a benevolent fund to help staff with the cost of living crisis

Three in five employees plan to work abroad this year, research shows
Zoe Betts tells HRNews about managing travel risk as more staff opt to work from abroad

Jiwanji case highlights risk of bypassing trade unions in pay talks
Ed Goodwyn tells HRNews why employers must be very cautious about making pay offers directly to staff bypassing collective bargaining

GCs should promote wellbeing in response to hybrid working shift
The shift in hybrid working patterns should notionally free up time for hard-working legal teams.

Scrapping bonus cap ‘may not be enough’ to attract top talent back into UK banking
UK banks could still struggle to attract top talent back into the industry despite the government’s plan to scrap the limits on banker bonuses, according to one legal expert.

UK IR35 employment tax compliance changes to be repealed
Changes to the IR35 employment tax rules introduced in April 2021 will be repealed from April 2023, shifting responsibility for compliance back to individuals rather than their employers, the UK chancellor has announced.

UK government introduces Bill to repeal retained EU law en masse
The UK government has introduced a new Bill designed to remove the special features of EU law that remain in the UK legal system.

Right to work check requirements stiffened in the UK
Employers in the UK are faced with having to choose between engaging a commercial provider or returning to in-person right to work checks to comply with new guidance that takes effect on 1 October 2022.

Unions launch legal challenge against UK’s ‘strike-breaking’ agency worker laws
Emma Noble tells HRNews about the government’s various proposals to limit strike action

Senior UK staff working abroad? Beware corporate tax risk, warns lawyer
Penny Simmons tells HRNews about the OTS review and tax implications of working across borders

EHRC publishes new anti-discrimination AI guidance
Anne Sammon tells HRNews about implementing AI tools in the workplace, and HR’s role

Hospitality sector under scrutiny over right to work checks
Maria Gravelle tells HRNews about the focus on immigration enforcement in the hospitality sector

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