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General Electric - Proposed Redundancies

Andrew Lester, Employment Law Director here at ORJ explains about the proposed redundancies at General Electric in Stafford, and how the process works in this scenario. General Electric announced in…Read More

What is IR35?

IR35 legislation was introduced in 2000 specifically to challenge the tax position of those individuals who provide their services via an intermediary service Company. The advantage to the individual of…Read More

What contract should I have in place to avoid the risk of IR35 applying?

If your business employs staff directly, or you're self-employed, here are two types of contracts that will help you to clarify how your business operates, in order to avoid the risk…Read More

How does HMRC determine employment status under IR35?

Crucial to the determination of whether IR35 applies or not is the question of ‘Whether an individual would (for tax or NICs purposes) have been an employee of the client…Read More

"Employment Tribunal Fees are Unlawful" - Supreme Court

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has held that the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals Tribunal Fees Order 2013 is unlawful under both domestic and EU law. The Court…Read More

Employment Contracts - FAQs

When it comes to Employment Law, our Specialist Andrew Lester is usually asked these 11 questions by Employers to ensure they're covering all the bases in Employment Contracts. Here are his responses:…Read More

Dealing with Employee Subject Access Requests

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) all employees have the statutory right to access any personal data that their employer holds about them and which is stored on both…Read More

Employee's breaches of duty of fidelity

Damages for Employee’s breaches of duty of fidelity. There is an implied duty of fidelity in all employment contracts. Employees as part of the duty of fidelity are obliged to…Read More

Dismissing Employees

Can an employer simply dismiss an employee who has been with them for 1 year and 51 weeks, having not acquired 2 years continuous service? Employees with less than 2…Read More