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August 2017 Employment Highlights

Working time and time off. Advocate General Sharpston has given an opinion on whether time spent on “stand-by” duty is working time. It is for member states to determine whether the quality of time spent on stand-by duty is undermined to such a degree by any restrictions imposed by the […]

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July 2017 Employment Highlights

This is a little bit late! but I’ve added as it refers to the abolition of Tribunal fees. Employment tribunals. In a momentous decision, the Supreme Court declared that employment tribunal and EAT fees are unlawful under domestic and EU Law. The Court quashed the Employment Tribunals and the Employment […]

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May 2017 Employment Highlights

This month, read on for the importance of getting timing right in appeals when a case was not accepted at an EAT, even though it was just one hour late. Concerns about the ‘gig’ economy and holiday pay for those on zero hours contracts. Also, what happens […]

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Employment highlights: April 2017

Time for my monthly round up of what’s been happening in the Employment Arena during April 2017. The big news has to be the snap General Election, which has really pretty much put a hold on most things from an employment legislation point of view.  There are […]

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February 2017 Employment Highlights

Pay and benefits National minimum wage rates will change on 1 April 2017, including an increase in the national living wage from £7.20 to £7.50 an hour. Calls have been made for the government to guarantee minimum wage for “gig economy” workers. A record number of employers have […]

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