The Repeal of IR35 and Sunset on EU regulations – Updated

UPDATE: Jeremy Hunt, the current Chancellor, announced on 17 October 2022 that the decision to repeal the IR35 reforms of 2017 and 2021 will be reversed and the IR35 regime shall remain in its current form. This means the burden to undertake a status determination for individuals engaged through an intermediary will remain with the…

Do you need to change how you calculate holiday entitlement?

The Supreme Court has recently handed down an important judgment in the long running case of Harpur Trust v Brazel concerning the amount of paid leave that a part-year worker is entitled to. A part-year worker is a worker who is employed under a permanent contract but works for varying hours each week and for…

Tackling staff shortages – should you consider a sponsor licence?

As many employers will be aware from recent press reports, staff shortages are an increasing problem for businesses in the UK.  In our experience, many of our clients are experiencing difficulties in this area.  According to the Office of National Statistics, the number of job vacancies in March to May 2022 rose to a new…

More healthcare professionals now able to certify “fit notes”

As most employers will be aware, a “Statement of Fitness for Work” (also known as a “fit note”) is a written document that gives a medical opinion on an individual’s fitness for work. Once an employee has been off sick for more than seven calendar days, they are required to provide their employer with a…

TW Autumn Employment Law Update

Most employers will be aware that employment law is always changing! To assist, we have set out a summary of recent developments in legislation, case law and best practice which employers ought to be aware of. If you require any assistance in relation to employment law matters, please contact TW’s Employment Law Team here. Autumn…