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Jun
23
2017

Queen’s Speech: Proposed measures relating to Employment Law

Her Majesty has outlined the legislative agenda for the coming two years in Parliament. As the Conservative Party failed to obtain a majority in the recent general election, many manifesto..

Jun
23
2017

Employment status disputes could lead to holiday pay headache

If the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) follow the Advocate General’s recent opinion on holiday entitlement, for those wrongly classified as self-employed, businesses who dispute entitlement to..

Jun
09
2017

The UK wakes up to a hung parliament!

We blogged previously on the party’s employment and immigration issues in its manifesto, however, it is unclear, at this stage, how this outcome will affect the party’s approach or whether..

Jun
09
2017

EU gender pension gap twice the gender pay gap

Not to be confused with the gender pay gap, the gender pension gap is defined as ‘the gap between the pre-tax income received as a pension by women and that..

Jun
09
2017

Court finds employees don’t have to disclose intention to compete

In MPT Ltd v Peel and others, the High Court was asked to grant an interim injunction against two senior employees of MPT who planned to run a competing business..

Jun
01
2017

“Mini” strike exposes major pension issues

In April workers at BMW’s UK plants started a wave of one day strikes, halting the output of the iconic Mini. ..

May
26
2017

EAT re-affirms that three-month gap in series of holiday pay deductions breaks the chain

In Fulton and another v Bear Scotland Ltd (No.2) the EAT confirmed its earlier decision that a gap of more than 3 months in a series of deductions, breaks the..

May
12
2017

Work and Pensions Committee deliver further blow against “gig economy”

In an extremely scathing report, the Work and Pensions Committee has suggested working under a self-employed status leaves workers vulnerable to exploitation, and that those working for firms who use..

May
04
2017

Paid to sleep on the job?

It’s common in some sectors, such as health and emergency services, for workers to undertake ‘sleep-in’ shifts where they are present at work but on standby. ..



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