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Jun
14
2018

Avoiding a Red Card: Acas publish employer guidance for the FIFA World Cup

With kick off for the FIFA World Cup on Thursday 14 June, Acas have released guidance for employers on managing workplaces during this time. ..

Jun
08
2018

Time off for Public Duties extended

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, an employer must allow employees time off for public duties. ..

Jun
01
2018

Zero-hour employee entitled to compare himself to full-time employee

The EAT has held, in Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, that an employee on a zero hour contract can compare himself to a full-time employee for the purposes of pursuing..

May
24
2018

Heath Education England accepts employer status for junior doctors in whistleblowing claims

This month, Health Education England (HEE) has accepted that, for whistleblowing purposes, junior doctors (those who have been appointed by HEE to a contract of employment and who have a..

May
18
2018

Over 50% Increase in Minimum Wage backpay

The government have published figures for the 2017-2018 tax year which show that the number of workers who have received back pay due to underpayments of the minimum wage has..

May
11
2018

Supporting mental health in the workplace

Next week is Mental Health Awareness week (14 – 20 May 2018) so what better time to reflect on the last 12 months which have seen much positive activity in..

May
08
2018

Is HR ready for the revolution?

It is not protests in the streets and the overturning of our Government by violence we fear, at least not yet anyway. However, there is a quiet and transformational revolution..

Apr
27
2018

Employees who brought claims 2 years after a pay freeze had not waited too long

The employees in Abrahall v Nottingham City Council received incremental annual pay rises until March 2011, when the council imposed a two-year pay freeze. The council said that the only..

Mar
16
2018

Workers not entitled to claim an injury to feelings award despite Working Time Regulations breach

The Court of Appeal (CA) has held in the recent case of Gomes v Higher Level Care that a worker cannot claim compensation for injury to feelings under the Working..

Mar
02
2018

Working Time: At home but on call

Working time is defined as any time during which a worker is: ..



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