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Brexit and the implications for employment law

The major news over the summer was the 'Brexit' vote. Currently we are waiting for Theresa May to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to formalise the UK’s exit from the European Union (‘EU’). Work has already commenced within the Civil Service to work out how the UK will extricate itself from the EU. This includes considering what will happen about laws that the UK has derived from the EU.

Posted 22nd September 2016

The importance of getting the investigation report right in misconduct cases

This case also highlights the importance of the employer observing its own disciplinary procedures when considering if the employee is guilty of misconduct sufficient to justify dismissal.

Posted 22nd September 2016

Holiday pay and sick leave

The European Court of Justice has reaffirmed that an employee may be entitled to carry annual leave over where they cannot take it due to sick leave.

Posted 22nd September 2016

Holiday pay - the story continues

An employment tribunal has concluded that voluntary overtime payments to certain employees should be included in the calculation of holiday pay.

Posted 22nd September 2016

Company register of Persons with Significant Control

From 6 April 2016 limited companies must keep a register of 'Persons with Significant Control' (or PSC's).

Posted 2nd April 2016

April 2016 Legislation Changes Round Up

A new 'living wage' is introduced as part of the national minimum wage, we have the usual rate changes and some important changes to Employment Tribunal procedure.

Posted 2nd April 2016

Holiday pay should be calculated to include results-based commission

In the latest in a series of decisions the Employment Appeal Tribunal has concluded that Working Time Regulations can be interpreted so that holiday pay should be calculated to include results-based commission.

Posted 23rd February 2016

Who is a prescribed person for whistleblowing?

Government has updated its booklet which lists the prescribed people and organisations disclosures can be made to.

Posted 8th February 2016

Taxation of injury to feelings payments

A compensation payment, paid under a settlement agreement, for injury to feelings connected with the termination of employment was taxable. This report explains why.

Posted 4th February 2016

Is it now easier to snoop on your employees' personal emails at work?

The short answer is no. However, from the recent and over-hyped media publicity about this European Court of Human Rights (‘ECHR’) decision, you could easily have concluded that employers now have an unfettered right to snoop on their employees’ personal emails and social media messages. If so, this was the wrong conclusion to draw from this case.

Posted 22nd January 2016

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