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Stuart Swan Posted 17th July 2015 at 13:43pm by Stuart Swan

Employment Law News for July 2015

This month we look at an EAT decision concerning holidays and sick leave, and also the announcement of the national living wage.

 

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Employment Law News for July 2015
Stuart Swan Posted 17th July 2015 at 13:41pm by Stuart Swan

National Living Wage

The Chancellor has announced that a new national living wage of £7.20 per hour will be introduced for workers aged 25 or over from April 2016. This is a significant increase on the current national minimum wage of £6.50 per hour, which applies to workers aged 21 or over.

 

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National Living Wage
Stuart Swan Posted 17th July 2015 at 13:39pm by Stuart Swan

EAT: Holidays and Sick Leave

Sick workers can choose to carry over holidays, but only for 18 months.

 

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EAT: Holidays and Sick Leave
Gillian Melville Posted 8th July 2015 at 13:16pm by Gillian Melville

Employment Law News Updates for June 2015

In this update we look at whether travel time amounts to working time and also new guidance introduced by ACAS and NICE.

 

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Employment Law News Updates for June 2015
Gillian Melville Posted 8th July 2015 at 13:10pm by Gillian Melville

ACAS guide on handling staff pay

Smaller businesses without a dedicated payroll function may find it daunting to set up and maintain adequate systems for ensuring that employees are paid correctly. It can also be difficult to know how to resolve disputes that arise in relation to pay.

 

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ACAS guide on handling staff pay
Gillian Melville Posted 8th July 2015 at 13:09pm by Gillian Melville

NICE guidance on Health and Wellbeing of Employees

Promoting and safeguarding employee health is something that employers are increasingly taking seriously.

 

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NICE guidance on Health and Wellbeing of Employees
Gillian Melville Posted 8th July 2015 at 13:06pm by Gillian Melville

ACAS Publishes Guide to rights for antenatal and adoption appointments

We have seen a number of developments in family-friendly law in recent months, including a new right for fathers, partners and civil partners to take time off to attend antenatal appointments and a new right for adopters to take time off to attend pre-placement adoption appointments.

 

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ACAS Publishes Guide to rights for antenatal and adoption appointments
Gillian Melville Posted 8th July 2015 at 12:29pm by Gillian Melville

Travel Time as Working Time - Expert Comments

Employers whose employees are involved in similar work with no fixed place of work may wish to consider reviewing their rules on what constitutes working time in light of the AG’s opinion, although any firm changes to policy should probably await the full Court’s judgment. 

 

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Travel Time as Working Time - Expert Comments
Gillian Melville Posted 8th July 2015 at 12:27pm by Gillian Melville

Travel Time as Working Time

The Working Time Regulations have been in the spotlight for some time now, mostly due to the recent spate of cases regarding the calculation of holiday pay.

 

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Travel Time as Working Time
Louise Walker Posted 6th July 2015 at 13:46pm by Louise Walker

Employment Law News for June 2015

In this news update we look at holiday pay, indirect discrimination and contractual discretionary benefits.

 

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Employment Law News for June 2015