With a series of major Scottish and UK employers announcing large scale job cuts in recent times, we look at what employers and employees need to be aware of in a redundancy situation.
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The growing list of case law relating to holiday pay calculations has been added to yet again after the Court of Appeal ruled in a case relating to a music teacher employed on a zero hours contract. The case is likely to have large implications across various sectors.
In the recent Court of Appeal case of Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Limited, the Court examined whether or not an agency worker was entitled - under the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 (the Regulations) - to be offered the same number of hours of work as those performed by a permanent employee.
Despite rates of employment steadily increasing, there remains a gap between the employment rate of disabled people compared with those who are non-disabled. Disabled people are twice as likely to fall out of work, with around 300,000 people with a long-term mental health condition falling out of work every year. The Government is now consulting on a number of proposals which aim to reduce ill health-related job loss.
HMRC have recently published the Finance Bill 2019/20 which introduces new off-payroll rules which are set to come into force on 6th April 2020. The changes include an extension of the current IR35 rules which at present apply only to the public sector, into the private sector.