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Holiday pay – A round up

At the end of 2017, the European Court of Justice in King v Sash Window Workshop Ltd handed down a landmark decision in relation to holiday pay. Here we revisit the basic principles that apply to holiday pay and explore the…

Brexit, the Human Rights Act and disciplinary proceedings

This article dispels any concern that the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) might be abolished by Brexit and looks at the effect which the Act has on disciplinary proceedings. The European Convention on Human Rights There is no direct connection between the European Convention…

British Gas v Lock: The final chapter?

The Supreme Court has refused British Gas permission to appeal in the latest chapter of this long running case which is now very familiar to employment lawyers and HR professionals. The case, one of a number brought in relation to…

Brexit – how will it affect employment law?

A large proportion of UK employment rights stem from EU law. For example, discrimination, family-friendly rights, working time and collective redundancy consultation are all heavily influenced by EU law. EU employment law provides a minimum standard which domestic employment law…

Is an employer obliged to pay for travel time?

Yes, says a recent European case involving peripatetic workers (Federación de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones Obreras). This is a Spanish case which was referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The case was about a worker who did not…

Avoiding Christmas calamities!

As hotels, restaurants and other retailers gear up for Christmas – what employment issues should be borne in mind? Staffing An agency might be your first port of call for additional staff. Remember that agency workers now acquire the following rights from…