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Holiday pay should be calculated to include overtime

In breaking news today, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has concluded that holiday pay should be calculated to include overtime.

Posted 4th November 2014

Holiday pay should be calculated to include overtime (detailed article)

The EAT has today ruled on eagerly awaited appeals. It has concluded that holiday pay should be calculated to include 'non-guaranteed overtime' and significantly limited the extent of claims for back pay.

Posted 4th November 2014

When is an employer liable in negligence for bringing disciplinary proceedings?

This case report explains how an employer may breach its duty of care to an employee if its decision to commence disciplinary proceedings was unreasonable by being outside the range of reasonable decisions open to an employer in the circumstances. On the facts of this case, however, the defendant university was not liable because it was reasonable to require the claimant employee to attend a disciplinary hearing and there was therefore no breach of the duty of care.

Posted 31st October 2014

High Court injunction to protect client connections

This case report is an excellent example of how the employer was able to rely on its terms and conditions of employment to ensure the employee did not retain the ability to go and work for the competitor in breach of contract.

Posted 31st October 2014

The rate of pay for shared paternity leave

Not paying enhanced paternity pay was not discriminatory

Posted 31st October 2014

Do you use CCTV surveillance cameras?

The Information Commissioner’s Office has this month published an updated code of practice for CCTV and other types of surveillance cameras.

Posted 31st October 2014

Employment law changes on 1 October 2014

1 October 2014 brings with it a number of employment law changes that all HR and people managers need to ensure they are familiar with, including the introduction of time off to accompany an employee to ante-natal appointments. This article outlines the changes for you.

Posted 1st October 2014

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

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