Knowledge November

Your average Employment Tribunal bundle these days contains print outs from social media feeds.  This illustrates the extent to which social media has pervaded the workplace; like it or not as employers we have to address such a rise from the use of social media....

The burden of proof

Section 136 of the Equality Act 2010 applies to any proceedings relating to a contravention of the Act.  Subsection (2) says “if there are facts from which the court could decide, in the absence of any other explanation, that a person (A) contravened the provision...

Can I refuse to employ EU nationals?

The Government Equalities Office has been tasked with examining the growing evidence that EU nationals are being illegally prevented from getting jobs following reports of job adverts that clearly specify that those applying must have British citizenship. Possibly the...

The future regime for smoke-free premises in Wales

At the moment, the situation in both England and Wales is governed by the Health Act of 2006 and regulations published in connection with it.  The Health (Wales) Act 2017 will shortly come into force establishing a different regime here in Wales.  Broadly speaking...

An increase in what counts towards a ‘Week’s Pay’

You’re probably familiar with calculating a ‘Week’s Pay’ for employees for example, for redundancy purposes. It’s been a long-standing practice that when you calculate a ‘Week’s Pay’ employers pension contributions were not included as they weren’t being received by...