News & Views

Holiday Pay & Overtime – to include or not to include?

Most employers will be aware of the continued uncertainty surrounding the calculation of holiday pay but we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.  The Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) recently concluded that regular payments for voluntary overtime must be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. The clarification comes after a …

Holiday Pay & Overtime – to include or not to include?

Read more

Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees unlawful

The Supreme Court yesterday has allowed an appeal by Unison, holding that the current Employment Tribunal fees regime is unlawful, contrary to EU law and indirectly discriminatory. It found that the current fees regime had the effect of preventing the access to justice. In addition, it found that it was indirectly discriminatory towards women as …

Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees unlawful

Read more

Putting the ‘self’ into ‘self-employment’

The “Gig Economy”, and the employment status of those working within it, has certainly been under the spotlight this year. This has now been brought under a whole new focus as a result of the recent publication of the Taylor Review into modern working practices. Whilst the proposals in the recent Taylor Review are only …

Putting the ‘self’ into ‘self-employment’

Read more

Dressing to impress – can employers take it too far?

What should I wear to work today? Not a controversial question for some. However, for others that decision is taken out of their hands – or at least restricted – as a result of dress codes stipulated by their employer. The issue of dress codes in the workplace is certainly a topic that creates a …

Dressing to impress – can employers take it too far?

Read more

Employment Limits – Yearly Review

Each year, the government reviews the various limits applicable to sums payable or due in an employment context. It is important for employers to know about these changes to ensure that they are fully aware of their obligations – and the potential risks they face – with respect to their employees. New Limits With effect …

Employment Limits – Yearly Review

Read more

Merry Christmas, One and All?

Christmas is nearly upon us and, in time-honoured tradition, festivities are taking place in most workplaces, including office parties, Secret Santa presents and gifts from suppliers. Generally, the season passes by in a blur of tinsel and mince pies, without any incident or complaint … at which point, HR professionals across the country breathe a …

Merry Christmas, One and All?

Read more
1 2 3 6