Legal Updates for 2019

Legal Updates for 2019

29th March 2019 Brexit day! The UK leaves the EU. We’ll keep you updated with any changes in Employment Law. 6th April 2019 Taxation of termination payments. Class 1A employer National Insurance contributions will be payable on termination payments over £30,000. 6th...
Blurring the client-employee relationship?

Blurring the client-employee relationship?

Not sure how to maintain a professional working relationship? This month we received a very interesting question from one of our clients in the care sector regarding working relationships with clients and service users and how friendly is “too friendly”. While it is...
Christmas & New Year Bonuses

Christmas & New Year Bonuses

Did a clumsily worded resignation acceptance letter vary the termination date by agreement? No, held the Court of Appeal in JLT Specialty v Craven. Craven and JLT entered into an agreement which provided that Craven’s employment would continue unless terminated...
‘Tis the season…to be jolly and wary!

‘Tis the season…to be jolly and wary!

Can an employer be held vicariously liable for an injury caused at a Christmas party? In the case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd, the Court of Appeal found the employer responsible for wrongful conduct at a work party or after party. Mr Bellman was a Sales...
Top Questions for November 2018

Top Questions for November 2018

A visual summary of the top questions fielded by DLP Advisers in November 2018. Click image to enlarge Not to put too fine a point on it but the top questions in November were… Disciplinary Issues – 54% Sickness Absence Issues – 21% Contract Issues...