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May 2018

ACAS has published new guidance to assist employers in preventing workplace discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief.

September 2017

A reminder of the issues that can arise with school accommodation and how to deal with them.

March 2017

Can independent schools keep their school fee salary sacrifice schemes in place?

June 2017

Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions in the firm's Leeds office.

May 2017

Case underlines TUPE rule on “principal purpose” of an “organised grouping of employees”.

May 2017

Was a job applicant with Asperger's Syndrome discriminated against by being required to sit a psychometric test? Yes, held the EAT

March 2017

With Brexit talk particularly in banking, of moving staff, employers need to realise that relocating employees is not straightforward legally

February 2017

A recent legal ruling on TUPE service provision changes to decide whether activities carried out afterwards are “fundamentally the same” as before.

February 2017

Draft regulations bring relief to maintained schools with less than 250 employees.

February 2017

Yes, maybe. Schools should be aware that an unclear COT3 settlement agreement could allow an employee to bring future employment tribunal claims.

December 2016

In a report relevant for academies and maintained schools, an ICO investigation concluded that charities had breached the Data Protection Act.

December 2016

In the recent case of ALNO (UK) Ltd v Turner the EAT stressed the need to apply the “multi-factorial” test established in an earlier TUPE case

December 2016

High Court rules draft Ofsted report was wrong to label segregation of girls and boys discriminatory.

October 2016

John McMullen shares his thoughts on TUPE & Brexit

September 2016

Actions required for ALL schools following key changes to statutory safeguarding guidance from September 2016.

September 2016

The EAT holds that TUPE service provision changes only apply to a grouping of employees providing services immediately before the transfer.

August 2016

Employers who use the £30,000 tax exemption on termination payments are invited to consult on the proposed reforms.

August 2016

Schools that have salary sacrifice schemes as a benefit for staff paying school fees can take part in the government consultation on proposed reforms.

October 2016

Many schools will need to be ready for the new rules on reporting pay statistics for men and women from as early as April 2017.

July 2016

TUPE transferee obligations can apply where a service changing hands is divided among multiple providers on functional lines, explains John McMullen

July 2016

We look at the movement in schools towards non gender specific policies and procedures.

July 2016

Guidance from DfE updated on 1 July for employers, governing bodies, school leaders and staff in maintained schools and academies.

June 2016

Not necessarily, said the Scottish Court of Session (Inner House).

May 2016

A brief look at recent charity law and company law developments which are of relevance to independent schools.

May 2016

Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.

April 2016

In this article, we consider the wider implications of sexting on children, teachers and parents.

May 2016

What are the likely effects of a Brexit on those UK employment laws of most relevance to the independent school sector?

May 2016

What do bursars need to know about the taxation of payments to employees on the termination of their employment?

April 2016

How will the new rules on reporting pay statistics for men and women affect larger independent schools?

May 2016

Since 1 July 2015 independent schools have been grappling with 'Prevent'. How should your school be fulfilling its Prevent duty?

April 2016

When might a member of school staff be making a disclosure in the public interest and so be protected under employment legislation?

April 2016

What are the key factors leading to the increased cost of employing school staff?

April 2016

What should be considered before dismissing school staff who have been employed for less than two years?

March 2016

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer was "vicariously liable" for the actions of its employee in an unprovoked attack on a customer.

March 2016

Recent reports have highlighted the difficulties schools face when parents become involved in these disputes.

March 2016

Handling negative comments, complaints and criticisms about the school or staff made on social media can be a minefield for the leadership team.

March 2016

An employer who reasonably believed that an employee was lying about his symptoms was entitled to find gross misconduct.

March 2016

The recent employment tribunal case of ICTS UK Ltd v Mahdi shows there is uncertainty about TUPE and short-term contracts.

February 2016

A recent Employment Tribunal case highlights the need for schools to be aware of the possible duty to make reasonable adjustments for dyslexic staff.

February 2016

Is an express power to lay off subject to an implied term of reasonableness? No, held the EAT

February 2016

A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice provides a classic example for HR practitioners of what constitutes a TUPE business transfer.

February 2016

A recent ruling in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) gives clarity about when an employee is “assigned” to an employer before a TUPE transfer.

January 2016

Did an education trust discriminate against a teacher on the ground of age by replacing her with a less experienced teacher? 'No' ruled the EAT

September 2015

Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.

July 2015

A group of our staff cycled 40 miles across the Yorkshire hills, between the Sheffield and Leeds offices to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

June 2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act arrived with little fanfare but there are points to note for the company secretary.

May 2015

Wrigleys welcomes the arrival of Laura Moss to its charity team and Alexandra Hempsey to its commercial property and education property teams.

April 2015

Albany Pumps, an international business based in Gloucestershire and with a site in Yorkshire is celebrating becoming employee owned.

March 2015

Dementia Friends Champions Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn have held Friends' information sessions for 96 people at Wrigleys...and counting!

October 2014

We are delighted to share the news that Matthew Wrigley received the Presidents' Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.

October 2014

Review of a recent European Court case concerning the rights of employees in employers' shared services arrangements.

September 2014

Yes – says the High Court in the case of Camurat v Thurrock Borough Council (July 2014)

December 2013

For many volunteers, the very essence of voluntary work is the flexibility. It is often that freedom that allows volunteers the luxury to help out their chosen organisation in the precious time that they have to spare. Equally, and it is often remarked that, many charities and social enterprises would flounder or fail without the armies of volunteers willing to help out in those sectors.

December 2013

Following the creation of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), on the merger of the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority on 1 December 2012, the Home Office has announced that the new criminal record checking system will be free to volunteers.

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10 Oct 2018

School and nursery staff no longer have to disclose association with sex offenders

The disqualification by association rules no longer apply to those working in schools and nurseries.

25 Sep 2018

Could you maximise income through hiring out school property?

We look at an example of utilising school land and property, and how the school and academy trust should act.

24 Sep 2018

**HMRC UPDATE** Trust Registration Service - September 2018

HMRC has further updated its guidance on compliance with the legislation of the registration of trusts which had tax liability.