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Employee shareholder contracts - HRLaw's need to know guide

From September 2013, employers will be permitted to give a new employee shares in the employer’s business in return for the new employee giving up some fundamental employment rights.  Shares awarded under the new arrangements enjoy generous tax...

FW successfully acts in Euro 12.5m claim in Supreme Court

Court delivers comprehensive victory for Raphael Geys in his claim against his employer Société Générale The Supreme Court today delivered its Judgment in the claim of Raphael Geys against his former employer,...

Auntie looks at the most recent developments with pensions auto-enrolment

Dear Auntie I am the CEO of a medium-sized company, “Up-and-Coming”, which has around 200 employees. I have been reading a lot in the papers recently about the pensions auto-enrolment scheme, but am unsure of how it will impact us, when the...

New VAT Rules Affect Salary Sacrifice Schemes

New VAT rules regarding salary sacrifice schemes came into force in early 2012. The change has come about as a result of a briefing note issued by HM Revenue and Customs. The change follows the decision of the ECJ in the case of AstraZeneca v. HMRC ,...

Clawing back bonuses when is it enforceable?

An employee’s entitlement to a bonus or share incentive used to be a one way street – once payment conditions under the bonus agreement were met, the employee would be entitled to the bonus and that was that. However, in recent times, employers,...

Should employers be jubilant about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee bank holiday?

Dear Auntie, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee provides an extra bank holiday this year on Tuesday 5 June. How will this effect my staff’s holiday entitlement for 2012 and should I be taking any steps to deal with this? Regards, Mrs Windsor ...

Top Tips for engaging with FSA investigations

Sun Tzu didn’t have the FSA in mind when he wrote his seminal treatise ‘The Art of War’, but some of his strategic and diplomatic ideas are a sensible alternative to locking horns aggressively with the regulator. Peter Wright and Deepak...

Latest Guidance on Remuneration from the FSA and ABI

Remuneration, in particular in relation those in the financial services sector, has remained a hot topic since the first banking crisis in 2007 and has attracted much attention from politicians and newspaper editors alike. Recently the spotlight has been...

Pensions update: Top tips on auto-enrolment

What you need to know about the auto-enrolment reforms being introduced 1 October 2012 Are any of your employees: 22 years or older? Under state pension age? Working in Great Britain? and Earning more than the income tax personal allowance (currently...

Whoops! Seven slip-ups - some of the most common but avoidable HR mistakes

A subscriber to HRlaw.co.uk has asked us to compile a list of what we find to be some of the most common HR mistakes and traps that employers can make and fall into.  The HR law team has put their heads together and here they are: 1.   ...
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