Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

redmans-blog-newsIn the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news, we take a look at ten employment law stories that have made headlines between 21 November 2016 and 27 November 2016

  1. GMB union calls on HMRC to investigate Uber – HMRC has received a formal request from one of Britain’s biggest unions to investigate Uber over tax and workers’ wages The GMB union, which represents over 640,000 public and private sector workers, urged the Revenue to look into the taxi service company and ensure that drivers employed by the firm are being paid at least the National Minimum Wage (Economia)
  2. Ejector seat manufacturer fined £800,000 for failing to protect workers’ health – An Uxbridge manufacturer of ejector seats has been fined £800,000 after three workers developed debilitating lung conditions. Three skilled CNC machine operators developed extrinsic allergic alveolitis after many years of years of exposure to the mist of working metal fluid (HSE)
  3. Government to abolish employee shareholder status tax advantages – Autumn Statement 2016: The tax advantages awarded under employee shareholder status (ESS) will be abolished from December 2016. The tax advantages that are linked to ESS-provided shares will be abolished for arrangements entered into on, or after, 1 December 2016, with the status itself being closed to new arrangements at the next legislative opportunity (Employee Benefits)
  4. Employee perks set to cost more – People who buy their gym memberships and mobile phone deals through a work benefit scheme are set to pay more. Known as “salary sacrifice” schemes, employees give up part of their salary for a non-cash benefit, with both the company and worker paying less tax (BBC)
  5. Bicycle couriers start tribunal tussle over worker rights – The latest legal battle over rights and responsibilities in the “gig economy” opens on Tuesday with the first of four cases brought by London bicycle couriers. The employment tribunal brought by Maggie Dewhurst against CitySprint is the latest in a series of cases in which workers are fighting to stop companies from classifying them as self-employed contractors who do not receive rights and protections (The Financial Times)
  6. Theresa May bids to reassure business on Brexit ‘cliff-edge’ – Theresa May has tried to reassure businesses fearing a sudden change in rules once the UK leaves the EU. Speaking at the CBI conference, Mrs May promised early agreement on the status of UK nationals in Europe and EU nationals in the UK (BBC)
  7. Swansea Council workers to receive pay boost following tribunal decision – Some Swansea Council workers are set to receive ‘up to a week’s extra pay’ every year, following a legal ruling made by the Employment Tribunals service. Hundreds of members of staff in Swansea are set to benefit from the change, which are due to take effect from January next year (The South Wales Evening Post)
  8. Shadow Minister for Labour Jack Dromey attacks Uber for its ‘disreputable’ business model – Trade unionists and labour activists see the Uber case as a chance to strike a blow against the gig economy — and among them is British politician Jack Dromey, Labour MP and shadow minister for labour (Business Insider)
  9. Car component firm fined after multiple back injuries to workers – A car component manufacturer has been sentenced after six workers experienced back injuries from repeatedly lifting heavy car engine parts by hand (HSE)
  10. Council ponders workplace parking levy – A controversial levy on workplace car parking is being considered by councillors trying to cut road congestion in Oxford. The proposal to charge firms a fee per employee car parking space faces tough opposition from businesses (BBC)

About

Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees Call 020 3397 3603 to speak to one of the members of our employment team or email us on enquiries@redmans.co.uk. Redmans have offices in Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Fulham, Kingston, Wimbledon, Ealing, Kings Cross and Marylebone (meetings strictly by appointment only).

Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

Share →

Our awards

Request a callback

Your name

Your email

Your telephone number

Contact us

Please feel free to discuss your own position and concerns. Contact your nearest office on:

T: 020 3397 3603
E: enquiries@redmans.co.uk
W: www.redmans.co.uk

Testimonials

4.76 Average

172 Reviews

Anonymous

I had an employment issue which required legal advice. Chris was very supportive and knowledgeable, resulting in an optimum resolution in my favour. Would definitely recommend.

Posted 5 days ago

David M

Very professional and first-rate advice. I would use again. With thanks,

Posted 5 days ago

Anonymous

Got the job done swiftly without going too much in to detail.

Posted 5 days ago

Derek W

Redmans dealt with my case very efficiently and I was happy with the outcome.

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Timely professional advice!

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Very good service

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

I was in contact with Chris and then worked with Caroline on an employment matter. I was very pleased with the service and professionalism throughout, and came away with satisfied with the outcome. Would happily recommend.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Nikki

Received advice re employment law. Chris was very helpful and advised accordingly. Would happily recommend them and if ever I need help again, will not think twice before using them.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Samantha K

Absolutely brilliant thank you. Caroline Lewis is a legend

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

The legal advice was clear and helpful.

Posted 2 months ago

Davinder P

Good Service

Posted 2 months ago

Adrian V

I was using Redmans services for a Settlement Agreement. Very quick and professional service. The outcome was favourable and I was very pleased with the amendments and results. Pretty glad to recommend them for any type of legal advice.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Very responsive, efficient, clear and supportive. Thank you! Highly recommend.

Posted 2 months ago

Tiago S

Chris was always prompt to help me with legal matters that are beyond my comprehension and very helpful leasing with my former employer. I would recommend Redmans Solicitors to everyone who needs help.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Fast and professional advice tailored to what was needed. Thanks for your help Chris Hadrill and team.

Posted 2 months ago

Peter S

Really pleased with the outcome and the advice I had from Chris and Sacha.

Posted 2 months ago

Harika A

Redmans solicitor's helped me with my settlement agreement, Chris has been very helpful throughout the process.He was very prompt in his responses and made my settlement look simple.Special thanks to Caroline for her efficient communication, thorough explaination of contract terminology and negotiations.I highly reccommend Redmans solicitors for anyone seeking employment related legal help.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Good and quick service

Posted 2 months ago

Ricky D

Very satisfying to be assured of such attention and professionalism.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service - thankyou

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Efficient, timely and friendly support and advice

Posted 2 months ago