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Working during the commute: #WorkingFromTrain

#wft (‘working from trains’) is fast replacing #wfh (‘working from home’). A recent study commissioned by the University of West England revealed that the average commuter uses most of their travel time to catch up on work emails. In some cases,…

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…

Apprenticeships – good or bad?

The introduction of Government apprenticeship grants in 2008, together with the numerous benefits to employers such as investing in future skilled labourers and minimising cost has resulted in an increase in apprenticeship schemes being offered by employers. What are the benefits? An…

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…

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…