National Minimum Wage
As has been widely publicised, the new National Living Wage came into effect today. As a result, workers aged 25 or over are now entitled to be paid a minimum...
David Reid
6th Apr 2016
Sunday trading
The government has decided to move ahead with its plan to loosen the restriction on Sunday trading hours in England and Wales, despite opposition from shop...
David McRae
22nd Feb 2016
Instruction not to speak Russian at work was neither discrimination nor harassment
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided that an instruction given to an employee not to speak Russian at work was not direct race discrimination...
David McRae
22nd Feb 2016
House of Commons briefing paper – Whistleblowing and gagging clauses
The Employment Rights Act 1996 protects whistleblowers from detriment or dismissal where they make public interest disclosures, providing those disclosures...
Stuart Swan
8th Feb 2016
Penalty notices for unpaid awards and settlements
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has confirmed that section 150 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, which amends...
Stuart Swan
8th Feb 2016
Modern Slavery Act – The slavery and human trafficking statement
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires large businesses to publicly state each year the action(s) they have taken to ensure that their supply chains are...
Stuart Swan
8th Feb 2016
Apprenticeship levy to be paid by larger employers
The government has published draft legislation introducing the apprenticeship levy. The apprenticeship levy was announced in the summer budget of 2015...
Stuart Swan
8th Feb 2016
Modern Slavery Act – large employers must publish annual statement
The government recently introduced a new piece of legislation in an effort to tackle slavery and human trafficking, which consolidates offences in those areas.  
Stuart Swan
8th Feb 2016
ACAS guidance – Conducting workplace investigations
ACAS has published new guidance to help employers conduct workplace investigations. Prior to taking disciplinary action, it is essential that a proper investigation...
Gillian Melville
19th Jan 2016
Monitoring of personal messages - Comments
As reported in our news article the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently handed down a high profile decision concerning an employee’s right to privacy.
Gillian Melville
19th Jan 2016
Protection for zero hour contract workers
The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’) came into force on 11 January 2016. These Regulations...
Gillian Melville
18th Jan 2016
Employment law - what to expect in 2016
A happy new year from everyone at Just Employment Law to our readers. In this first update of 2016, we outline some of the key developments we expect to see...
Louise Walker
6th Jan 2016
Top five news stories & key developments 2015
We’ve reviewed which of our news stories have attracted the most interest this year, and the top five stories were:  
David Reid
23rd Dec 2015
Key developments in 2015
2015 saw a number of significant employment law developments, both in legislation and case law. In this update we take a look back at the main changes this...
David Reid
23rd Dec 2015
Glasgow bin lorry inquiry report – implications for those providing employment references
Last December, Mr Harry Clarke, who was employed by Glasgow City Council (GCC), was involved in a crash whilst driving a bin lorry, resulting in the deaths...
David McRae
14th Dec 2015
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