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King v The Sash Window Workshop: Holiday Pay
Following a referral by the Court of Appeal, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that a worker who was miscategorised as self-employed is entitled to accumulate rights to paid annual leave where his employer had denied him the opportunity to exercise that right.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
In recent weeks, few areas of public life have been untouched by the vast number of complaints about inappropriate sexual behaviour by public figures.
Royal Mail v Jhuti – Whistleblowing
The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision of the EAT and confirmed only the mindset of the decision maker is relevant when determining if a decision to dismiss is automatically unfair.
Social Care Compliance Scheme
On 2 November 2017 the government launched the Social Care Compliance Scheme (SCCS).
Employees sue Morrisons for Data Breach
In July 2015, former Morrisons’ employee Andrew Skelton was jailed for fraud after leaking the payroll information of nearly 100,000 employees of the supermarket to local newspapers and data sharing websites.
What next for zero hour contracts?
The BBC has reported that the Matthew Taylor inquiry into controversial working practices is set to call for employees on zero-hours contracts to be given the right to request a move onto fixed hours.
Extending Shared Parental Leave to Grandparents
They say it takes a village to raise a child. George Osborne appears to agree with this proverb in some respects with a proposed extension of Shared Parental Leave to grandparents.
Court of Appeal restricts pension benefits for surviving spouses in same sex partnerships
The Court of Appeal has dismissed Walker v Innospec, an appeal concerning equality of pension entitlements for same sex couples.
The Role of Human Resources in Disciplinary Proceedings – The risks of crossing the line
A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision has provided a reminder of the role of Human Resources in disciplinary proceedings.
IR35 – Changes through Consultation – Employers Take Note
Intermediaries legislation (known as IR35) is the tax and National Insurance (NI) legislation that may apply if an individual works for a client through an intermediary. This is a common arrangement for consultants and some agency workers. The IR35 regime was introduced as a way of cracking down on the use of intermediary companies to
Law in Flux – Time Limits for Bringing Contractual Claims in the Employment Tribunal
The Employment Tribunals Extension of Jurisdiction (England and Wales) Order 1994 (the 1994 Order) gives an Employment Tribunal jurisdiction to hear common law claims made by employees for damages arising out of breaches of contract. Claims made under the 1994 Order must be brought within three months of termination of the contract giving rise to
Modern Slavery Act 2015: large businesses to publish slavery and human trafficking statement
In March this year, the Government introduced the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to tackle slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking in England and Wales.