Briefing quick find:

The Taylor Review

The long awaited Taylor Review was published on 11 July 2017 amid much media attention. The report, which was commissioned by Theresa May in 2016, seeks to undertake a wide-ranging review of employment legislation and practice in light of recent changes…

The Queen’s Speech and employment law

The 2017 Queen’s Speech outlined the minority Government’s legislative programme for the next two years. Many of the key promises made in the election manifesto have not been included. Here is what was proposed relating to employment law: Perhaps not a…

Early Conciliation and extension of time limits

Prospective claimants, employment law practitioners and HR professionals alike regularly grapple with the question of how Early Conciliation (EC) affects time limits for bringing claims in the Employment Tribunal. Early Conciliation and time limits A prospective claimant bringing a claim in the Employment…

Greater protection for whistleblowers?

A recent Court of Appeal case has extended the potential ambit of those who might be protected by the whistleblowing regime. It is expensive for organisations to defend against whistleblowing claims, and can have significant reputational repercussions even if successfully defended.…

Are workers entitled to pay while sleeping?

In the case of Focus Care Agency Limited v Roberts, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered and reviewed recent case law in this difficult area and has provided some helpful guidance. The issue for consideration If employees sleep-in in order to…