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Gillian Melville Posted 22nd December 2014 at 12:59pm by Gillian Melville

Further Developments on Holiday Pay

Since our last update on holiday pay, there have been further significant developments arising from the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s ruling that non-guaranteed overtime requires to be included in the calculation of employees’ holiday pay.

 

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Further Developments on Holiday Pay
Louise Walker Posted 21st November 2014 at 10:27am by Louise Walker

E-cigarettes in the workplace – Expert Comments

With the use of e-cigarettes on the rise the European Commission has revised the Tobacco Products Directive which are required to be part of UK law by May 2016.

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E-cigarettes in the workplace – Expert Comments
Louise Walker Posted 21st November 2014 at 10:24am by Louise Walker

E-cigarettes in the workplace

E-cigarettes are becoming ever more popular, and as their use increases so too does the debate over whether ‘vaping’ is a healthy alternative to smoking or a dangerous practice with hidden consequences.

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E-cigarettes in the workplace
Louise Walker Posted 21st November 2014 at 10:22am by Louise Walker

Time spent carrying out union activities is not necessarily working time

An Employment Tribunal has decided that for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR), carrying out union activities does not necessarily count as ‘working time’ and so may not need to be taken into account when ensuring compliance with limits on working time and rest period rules.

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Time spent carrying out union activities is not necessarily working time
Louise Walker Posted 21st November 2014 at 10:21am by Louise Walker

Employment law news for November 2014

This week in our employment law news we discuss time spent carrying out union activities and E-cigarettes in the workplace.

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Employment law news for November 2014
David McRae Posted 12th November 2014 at 10:02am by David McRae

Review of employment status

Following the government’s recent review of zero hour contracts, the Business Secretary has announced a review of employment status in a bid to clarify and streamline the current framework.

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Review of employment status
David McRae Posted 12th November 2014 at 09:55am by David McRae

Proposed change to the National Minimum Wage (NMW)

In a bid to make apprenticeships more financially attractive for young people, the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) is set to propose to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) that the NMW for apprentices should be brought in line with the young workers rate which applies to 16 and 17 year olds.

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Proposed change to the National Minimum Wage (NMW)
David McRae Posted 12th November 2014 at 09:53am by David McRae

ACAS guidance on shared parental leave and pay

ACAS has recently published a guidance document aimed at both employers and employees on the practicalities of the new shared parental leave scheme.

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ACAS guidance on shared parental leave and pay
David McRae Posted 12th November 2014 at 09:52am by David McRae

Employment law news during November 2014

Employment law news this week includes ACAS guidance on shared parental leave and pay, proposed change to the National Minimum Wage for apprentices and a review of employment status.

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Employment law news during November 2014
David Reid Posted 4th November 2014 at 15:17pm by David Reid

EAT says holidays must be paid at average earnings but gives hope to employers on claims for back pay – expert comments

The EAT decision regarding the inclusion of overtime earnings in holiday pay calculations was handed down today.

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EAT says holidays must be paid at average earnings but gives hope to employers on claims for back pay – expert comments