It is a common misunderstanding that all termination payments qualify for a £30,000 tax exemption. The exemption only applies if the payment is not otherwise chargeable to income tax. What is the payment for? Generally, contractual payments will be subject to income... Read More
When redundancy is looming it’s an anxious time in the workplace. An employee could be made redundant for various reasons. The employer may be closing the whole business down or the place where the employee has been working. There might be less of a... Read More
Tackling bullying in the workplace should be a high priority for any employer. Office bullies can cause great harm to the people that they target, they can significantly reduce staff morale and they can lower productivity. On top of all that they... Read More
Settlement agreements are common in the financial services sector. Many of the banks and other financial institutions frequently restructure and reduce headcount. Affected employees, on leaving the organisation, may well be offered an enhanced financial package provided that they agree to signing... Read More
Dress codes are often drawn up by employers. Many businesses, particularly in the professional services sector, need to portray a corporate image to their clients – and ensuring staff are smartly dressed is an important part of conveying that image.
Matt is an experienced employment lawyer and legal commentator. Matt advises businesses and individuals on all employment law related issues. He also regularly writes for external publications including the Independent, the Guardian and City AM.