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Voluntary overtime and holiday pay

The issue of calculating holiday pay continues. In the recent case of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and Others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decided that the calculation of holiday pay must include payments for voluntary overtime where these…

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…

Shared parental leave – your questions answered

With the Shared Parental Leave Regulations now firmly in force, we consider the impact that the regulations have on businesses. What is shared parental leave? Shared parental leave (SPL) will not replace the current statutory maternity, adoption and paternity leave regime. SPL is…

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…

Bonus schemes: are they really discretionary?

Bonus payments tend to form a significant part of an employee’s remuneration package; and therefore, it is important to ensure that any bonus schemes are considered carefully. In most cases, bonus schemes are stated to be discretionary; however, are they…

Annual increases on compensation limits

The annual increase has been announced setting out the new compensation limits for employment law claims. The changes below will take effect from 6 April 2016: Maximum amount of a week’s pay of £479. This is used to calculate a redundancy…

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…