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Holiday Pay Claims
A gap of more than three months breaks the series of alleged unlawful deductions.
Amanda Deeley
19th May 2017
Working Time: Sleeping at work
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered the approach to be adopted when deciding whether employees who ‘sleep-in’ to carry out duties, if...
Angela Strzyzewska
4th May 2017
Bank Holidays
Jeremy Corbyn has this week announced that a Labour Government would seek to create four new UK-wide bank holidays, St David’s Day (1 March), St Patrick’s...
Louise Walker
2nd May 2017
Increase to statutory payments
A number of standard rates and payments will be increasing with effect from early April 2017.
Caroline Cockbain - lawyer - specialist in training for HR Specialists and Management
Caroline Cockbain
28th Mar 2017
Long-term Absence Dismissals
The Court of Appeal in the case of O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy (http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2017/145.html) has provided interesting...
Stuart Swan
21st Mar 2017
Headscarves Ban and Religious Discrimination
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday issued its decision in the case of Achtiba v G4S Secure Solutions, which looked at a ban on wearing headscarves...
Gillian Cumming
21st Mar 2017
Holiday Pay Update
In October 2016, we reported that, subsequent to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) having dismissed the appeal of British Gas in the well-publicised ‘Lock’...
Caroline Cockbain - lawyer - specialist in training for HR Specialists and Management
Caroline Cockbain
7th Mar 2017
Annual Increase to Compensation Limits and Minimum Awards
The annual increases to compensation limits and minimum awards that are payable under employment legislation have just been announced.
Caroline Cockbain - lawyer - specialist in training for HR Specialists and Management
Caroline Cockbain
28th Feb 2017
What to Expect in 2017
In our traditional first update of the year, we outline some of the key developments we expect to see in the field of employment law during 2017.
Louise Walker
17th Jan 2017
Key employment law developments in 2016
As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the key developments in employment law this year.
David Reid
13th Dec 2016
National Minimum Wage
On 1 April 2016 the government introduced the new mandatory National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and above, who are now entitled to be paid a minimum...
David McRae
18th Oct 2016
Holiday Pay Update
In our update 204 we explained that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) dismissed the appeal of British Gas in the well-publicised Lock case.  
David McRae
18th Oct 2016
Just Employment Law Auction!
We are auctioning a signed Glasgow Warriors rugby ball and signed Glasgow Warriors rugby shirt to the highest bidder in aid of Cancer Research UK.  
Louise Walker
3rd Sep 2016
ACAS Code does not apply to dismissals for breakdown in working relationship
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that the ACAS Code of Practice (the Code) on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures does not apply to dismissals...
Stuart Swan
30th Aug 2016
Simplifying tax and NICs on termination payments
The government has published its plans to change the way in which termination payments are treated for tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs).
Stuart Swan
30th Aug 2016
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