The latest publications from Devonshires.

From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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Employment Training Programme 2019
Our Employment Training Programme for 2019 comprises 4 seminars covering a range of topics that we hope our clients and contacts will find interesting and informative.
Employment Brief – Spring 2018
Welcome Welcome to our latest round up of employment law and cases. In this edition we consider the important judgment relating to shared parental leave and whether it is discriminatory to pay enhanced maternity pay but only statutory shared parental pay. We have also considered the important changes in relation to the tax treatment of
Shared Parental Leave & Discrimination
In two key cases, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that it is not directly discriminatory to pay enhanced maternity pay but only statutory shared parental leave pay. However, there is a risk that such a practice could be indirectly discriminatory. Direct Discrimination: Ali v Capita Mr Ali’s wife suffered from post natal depression and
Payment in Lieu of Notice (PILON)
Taxation of Termination Payments. From April this year, all payments in lieu of notice (PILON) are now subject to tax. This change is designed, in the words of the government, to “simplify and tighten” the rules around the taxation of termination payments and represents is a significant change from the previous position where different arrangements
Effective Date of Termination: Cosmeceuticals Limited v Parkin
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that the effective date of termination of an employee who is summarily dismissed and then given notice will be the date of the summary dismissal and not when the notice expires. When does a dismissal occur? Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, an employee will be dismissed if their
Employment Training Programme 2018
Devonshires’ Employment Team is pleased to publish our programme of seminar events for 2018. Looking at what is coming up in 2018 and taking account of feedback from previous sessions we have designed a programme which mixes some new topics with some perennially popular ones. Our seminars are specifically aimed at HR Professionals and are
Devonshires Employment Law Brief Autumn 2017
Welcome to our latest round up of employment law and cases. If you have any questions on the matters raised in this briefing, please speak to your usual contact in the Employment and Pensions team.
The Employment Round-Up
The headline issue from the summer was the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees which had been introduced in 2013.
Is Suspension a Neutral Act?
Disciplinary policies refer to suspension as a neutral act as employers often consider that it is not a disciplinary sanction nor does it imply guilt.
GDPR: Guidance for Employers
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and will be directly applicable to all EU member states.
Right to Work – Employers fined £10M in the first quarter of 2017
UK Visas and Immigration have published a quarterly report showing the total number of fines for illegal working given to employers in the United Kingdom.
Whistleblowing Protection: When is a disclosure in the Public Interest?
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 gives protection to employees who blow the whistle on malpractice by their employer. The dismissal of an employee will be automatically unfair when the sole or principal reason for their dismissal is that they have made a “protected disclosure”.