Articles by ‘Malcolm Gregory’

Opinion  |  05:10:21

The labour market is competitive with employers seeking to offer the best benefits package they can to attract talent. In some cases problems arise where there is confusion about whether or not a particular benefit forms part of an employee’s contract.

In Amdocs Systems Group Ltd v Langton, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) highlighted the risks for employers of having contractual benefits which are underpinned by an insurance policy.

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post  |  21:01:21

On 31 December 2020, the Brexit implementation period came to an end. Just a few days before it did so, the UK reached a new trade agreement with the EU.

As a consequence, although the ECJ will no longer have jurisdiction to deal with employment law disputes in the UK, there are provisions in the trade agreement which require the UK to maintain a level playing field with the EU and not allow employment rights to be weaker after Brexit.

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post  |  18:01:21

A significant proportion of UK employment law comes from the EU. A number of worker protections, such as rules around discrimination rights, collective consultation obligations and duties to agency workers have been incorporated into UK law.

With the UK now having officially withdrawn from the European Union and no longer being subject to the supremacy of EU Law, a number of news institutions reported last week on supposed government plans to shake-up workers’ rights.

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post  |  11:11:20

The Government has updated its guidance for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Most of it remains unchanged but the update does provide some important clarifications about the elements of the scheme which might change in forthcoming months.

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