Briefing quick find:

Injury to feelings for resting!

Can employees bring a claim for injury to feelings for the failure to allow them to take rest breaks under the Working Time Regulations? No, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal. This issue was considered in the case of Santos Gomes …

Immigration Act 2016

The immigration Bill has had Royal Ascent and has now become law. What is the purpose of the legislation? To make it harder for individuals who have no right to be in the UK to live here. How will it do that? By tackling…

Do I have to declare my conviction/caution?

For many healthcare professionals who received a caution or were convicted as an adult, that information will appear on your DBS certificate and will need to be declared in applications for employment. However, there are important exceptions where a declaration…

Childcare vouchers – remuneration or benefit?

What is a salary sacrifice scheme? A salary sacrifice scheme is where an employee gives up the right to receive a portion of their salary in return for the employer’s agreement to provide a non-cash benefit. This is often used for…

Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Dr Ewa Michalak

The Court of Appeal has passed judgment on an important case with potentially wide-ranging implications for all regulated professionals. The case concerns the question how a regulated professional person who claims to have suffered from discrimination by his/her qualifications body should…