Employment law

Caravan park staff not entitled to NMW for night call outs

Workers who were on call during the evening were conducting “time work” and should have received an hourly rate under...

Half of staff fear Brexit redundancies within a year

18 Apr 2019

Almost half of employees think their employer will make redundancies over the next year, fearing Brexit will result in financial instability.

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Morrisons granted permission to take data breach case to Supreme Court

17 Apr 2019

Morrisons has been granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court after it was held vicariously liable for a major...

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Should we rethink our working hours to boost productivity?

17 Apr 2019

UK employees work on average two-and-a-half weeks longer than their EU counterparts over the course of a year, new analysis...

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Shared parental leave and pay – equalising opportunities?

16 Apr 2019

With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is...

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Brexit extension: Will employers be kept in the dark?

11 Apr 2019

The UK and the EU have agreed a “flexible extension” of Brexit until 31 October, but will this Halloween exit...

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Outsourcing giant faces protests over payroll upgrade

11 Apr 2019

The outsourcing company ISS faces protests today over changes to its payroll system that will see it withhold the pay...

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Worker loses £300,000 compensation claim after injury at Christmas party

10 Apr 2019

A charity worker has lost a £300,000 claim for compensation after she was picked up and dropped at her Christmas...

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Pimlico’s Charlie Mullins: Gig economy reform needed, but don’t vilify us

10 Apr 2019

The name Pimlico Plumbers has become synonymous with the gig economy and workers’ rights over the past eight years. And...

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Government opens consultation on £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments

10 Apr 2019

The government has confirmed plans to introduce a £95,000 cap on payouts for public sector workers when they leave their...

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Webinar: Managing sickness absence during pregnancy

9 Apr 2019

Employers need to take particular care when managing sickness absence during pregnancy as the legal framework protecting pregnant employees is...

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Holland & Barrett employee wins overtime case for opening and closing up

9 Apr 2019

Retailers whose staff work extra hours to open and close the store should ensure their employees are adequately remunerated for...

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Royal Mail driver told she should be ‘in the kitchen’ wins case

8 Apr 2019

A Royal Mail driver who was told she should be “back home and in the kitchen” has won £2,600 in...

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Language skills – introducing the Occupational English Test to OH nursing

5 Apr 2019

Brexit has put demand for overseas healthcare workers, including occupational health (OH) and occupational therapy (OT), firmly in the spotlight....

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Why it’s time to compel all employers to publish parental policies

5 Apr 2019

Recent research claimed that top employers’ parental policies are “invisible”, and a number have now publicly committed to publishing their...

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