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Calculating holiday pay. Should overtime be included?

Any employer who pays overtime or commission is closely following a number of cases about what should be included in the holiday pay calculation. Below is the latest instalment.

Posted 6th August 2014

No penalty when an employer deducts salary for notice not worked

When an employee does not work their notice period it is not a penalty to deduct the salary they would have been paid had they worked.

Posted 6th August 2014

Key questions about shared parental leave and shared parental pay

Shared parental leave and shared parental pay is, in effect, shared maternity leave and shared maternity pay. Below you will find the answers to some key questions.

Posted 23rd July 2014

Key dates for shared parental leave

Parents of children expected to be born or placed for adoption on or after 5 April 2015 will be able to take shared parental leave and share parental pay. Whilst the right has been called shared parental leave it is equivalent to shared maternity leave and shared maternity pay. We look at the key dates leading up to 5 April 2015.

Posted 17th July 2014

Overview of shared parental leave

Parents of children expected to be born or placed for adoption on or after 5 April 2015 will be able to share parental leave and share parental pay. Whilst called shared parental leave the right is equivalent to shared maternity leave and shared maternity pay.

Posted 15th July 2014

Time off to accompany to ante-natal appointments

Pregnant employees and certain agency workers already have the right to paid time off for antenatal appointments. From 1 October 2014 employees in a qualifying relationship will be able to take unpaid time off for ante-natal appointments to accompany them.

Posted 14th July 2014

Information Commissioner publishes data protection guide on employee liability information under TUPE

Under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE 2006), the outgoing employer (the Transferor) must give specific information, known as employee liability information, to the incoming employer (the Transferee) about the employees that will transfer to it.

Posted 10th July 2014

Informing and consulting under TUPE as a micro-business

From 31 July 2014 micro-businesses may inform and consult under TUPE directly with affected employees.

Posted 10th July 2014

Employment reference for policeman could not include details of pending disciplinary allegations

This High Court case, involving a senior police officer, illustrates the competing legal responsibilities on a public sector employer and how these can make providing an employment reference a difficult and complex task. Some readers may also conclude that this case further illustrates how the Data Protection Act can create unwelcome and surprising outcomes that are best avoided.

Posted 9th July 2014

Constructive unfair dismissals and the date of resignation

An employee loses the right to claim constructive and unfair dismissal if he or she delays too long before resigning; unreasonable delay allows the employer to argue that its breach of contract has been “affirmed” by the employee. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in this case stresses that the timing of a resignation is an important factor but it must not be considered in isolation. Employment tribunals must consider the date of resignation in context.

Posted 1st July 2014

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