Settlement agreements and tax

Settlement agreements (previously called compromise agreements prior to 29 July 2013) are in some circumstances taxable. The Government has announced that changes to the rules on taxation of termination payments will come into force from April 2018

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Latest case concerning dress codes

In a recent case, Bougnaoui v Micropole SA, the French employee wore a headscarf which covered her head (but not her face), in line with her Muslim faith. She was requested by her employer not to wear the headscarf to client meetings, following a complaint by a customer. Read the court’s guidance.

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Being aware of mental health in the workplace

CIPD’s new research, published this month, found that the number of reported mental health cases at work had increased over the last five years. Of over 2000 employees surveyed in 2011 a quarter had reported experiencing mental health issues but this rose to a third in 2016. 85% of employees said that they found it difficult to concentrate and 64% said it affected their ability to respond to tasks quickly. How can you help?

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An employer’s guide to ‘Right to Work’ checks

With effect from 12 July 2016, under section 21 of the 2006 Act (as amended by section 35 of the 2016 Act), an employer will commit an offence if they employ an illegal worker and know or has reasonable cause to believe that the person has no right to do the work in question. This means that the investigating agency does not have to prove that the employer knew that the employee had no permission to work.

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New standard for teachers’ professional development

FusionHR can provide you with proactive support to help you establish a wellbeing strategy and fulfil your responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 improving mental wellbeing for all staff. We offer a comprehensive Health & Wellbeing support package to tackle the causes of mental health problems and boost employee engagement.

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