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Are Employees Who Undertake Sleep-in Duties Entitled to the National Minimum Wage?

Friday, 18 May 2018

Regular readers of our blogs may remember earlier reports regarding payment for night shift workers who are required to sleep in a particular location for healthcare providers.

Are Employees Who Undertake Sleep-in Duties Entitled to the National Minimum Wage?

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Large Increases in the Number of Workers Receiving Back Pay for Minimum Wage Arrears

Friday, 18 May 2018

The government has published new figures this week in respect of pay owed to employees as a result of employers failing to pay the National Minimum Wage.

Large Increases in the Number of Workers Receiving Back Pay for Minimum Wage Arrears

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How Important is Context When Deciding Whether a Comment Amounts to Harassment?

Friday, 18 May 2018

In the recent case of Bakkali v Greater Manchester Buses (South) Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed that proper consideration of the context of offensive remarks will be relevant to deciding whether those remarks constitute harassment.

How Important is Context When Deciding Whether a Comment Amounts to Harassment?

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Does an Employee Need to Ask Their Employer to 'Bump' a Colleague Into Redundancy?

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Many healthcare practices are facing challenges around restructure and redundancy exercises. Practice Managers may be familiar with the concept of "bumping" as part of a redundancy exercise.

Important European Court Opinion on Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

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Changes to Pay Statements from April 2019 - What You Need to Know

Friday, 11 May 2018

An amendment to the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA), which comes into force on 6 April 2019, means that all workers...

Pay Legislation

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Is It Indirect Sex Discrimination to Pay Only Statutory Shared Parental Pay but Enhanced Maternity Pay?

Friday, 11 May 2018

Many employers offer enhanced maternity leave benefits, whilst limiting the pay of those taking shared parental leave (SPL) to the statutory rate. A recent case has left some ambiguity as to whether this may be indirectly discriminatory…

Shared Parental Pay

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Testing Times: An Examination of Schools' Obligations to Provide Exam Services

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

We regularly hear about the pressures on teachers to deliver good exam results and about the effects on them of 'hyper accountability' for lofty parental aspirations.

Testing Times: An Examination of Schools' Obligations to Provide Exam Services

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Shared Parental Pay - Latest Case Law

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Is it direct sex discrimination to pay only statutory shared parental pay to male employees but enhanced maternity pay to female employees?

Shared Parental Pay - Latest Case Law

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Does Continuing to Work Following an Employer's Breach of Contract Indicate Acceptance of the Breach?

Friday, 27 April 2018

In the recent case of Abrahall & Ors v Nottingham City Council & Anor, the Court of Appeal considered whether or not continuing to work following a pay cut that was held to be a breach of contract amounted to acceptance of the lower rates of pay.

Does Continuing to Work Following an Employer's Breach of Contract Indicate Acceptance of the Breach?

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Supreme Court Limits Scope of "Wrotham Park Damages" in Landmark Breach of Covenant Case

Friday, 27 April 2018

The Supreme Court has allowed the defendants' appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision in respect of damages for breaches of restrictive covenant in the case of Morris-Garner v One Step.

Supreme Court Limits Scope of

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Taxation of Compensation Payments for Injury to Feelings - What is the Current Position?

Friday, 27 April 2018

In the recent case of Moorthy v HMRC, the Court of Appeal held that a payment to the Claimant for injury to feelings was not taxable under the Income Tax (Earnings and Pension) Act 2003 (ITEPA).

Taxation of Compensation Payments for Injury to Feelings - What is the Current Position?

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Taylor Review Update

Thursday, 22 March 2018

After being published in July last year, the government has now responded to Matthew Taylor's review of the UK labour market and employment practices - the Taylor Review.

Gig Economy

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Further Clarification About When a Claimant Can Add New Claims to Existing Employment Tribunal Cases

Friday, 20 April 2018

In the case of Reuters Ltd v Cole, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether the employee could amend his claim to include allegations of direct disability discrimination.

Are Workers Entitled to be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-By'?

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Is It Direct Sex Discrimination to Pay Only Statutory Shared Parental Pay to Male Employees But Enhanced Maternity Pay to Female Employees?

Friday, 20 April 2018

No, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the recent case of Capita Customer Management Ltd (CCM) v Ali, with the ruling that the purpose of shared parental leave is different to maternity leave and that the two are not therefore comparable.

Are Workers Entitled to be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-By'?