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Pure Employment Law > 2016 > December

Evening Workshop - Hot Topics for 2017 - 2 February

23 December 2016 by Marianne Wright

**Please note that this event is now fully booked - if you are interested in coming we can add you to our reserve list in case another person drops out. Otherwise, we still have some spaces for our evening workshop on 16 February - please click here for more information.** We are... read more »

Breakfast Workshop - Hot Topics for 2017 - 26 January

23 December 2016 by Marianne Wright

We are delighted to invite you to join us for our next series of workshops where we will be covering the hottest employment law topics for 2017. As usual, we will be using a round table format, giving you lots of opportunity for discussion and questions. The sessions will involve our usual practical, down... read more »

Breakfast Workshop - Hot Topics for 2017 - 19 January

23 December 2016 by Marianne Wright

We are delighted to invite you to join us for our next series of workshops where we will be covering the hottest employment law topics for 2017. As usual, we will be using a round table format, giving you lots of opportunity for discussion and questions. The sessions will involve our usual practical, down... read more »

Gender pay reporting – Regulations finally published

Gender pay reporting – Regulations finally published

19 December 2016 by Nicola Brown

Finally, after several delays, the Government have published the revised version of the draft Regulations, with the aim of bringing the gender pay reporting requirements into force from 6 April 2017. The revised Regulations were published on 6 December 2016, and contain some important revisions which have been made as a result of the... read more »

Holiday entitlement for those who work 6 days a week

Holiday entitlement for those who work 6 days a week

19 December 2016 by Peter Stevens

It is perhaps ironic that taking holidays from work, which sounds like a very simple concept, has led to so much legislation and so many cases on how to calculate it. The basic legislative position is simple – a full time employee is entitled to a minimum of 28 days’ paid holiday per... read more »

Christmas time, fisticuffs and wine

Christmas time, fisticuffs and wine

20 December 2016 by Marianne Wright

There are always lots of employment law articles and blogs around this time of year all about the rights and wrongs of the office Christmas party, usually warning employers of the risk that they could be found vicariously liable for the actions of their employees should things get out of hand. In the recent... read more »

Can a temporary condition amount to a disability?

Can a temporary condition amount to a disability?

19 December 2016 by Anna Rabone

When does an illness or injury become a disability affording an individual protection under disability discrimination legislation? This is a question that both the UK Courts and the European Courts have grappled with over the years. The European Court of Justice recently considered this question in the Spanish case of Daouidi... read more »

Increased rates of Maternity Pay, Sick Pay and other payments

Increased rates of Maternity Pay, Sick Pay and other payments

19 December 2016 by Peter Stevens

The Government has announced increased rates for various statutory payments which are to come into force in April 2017. The main changes are as follows: Statutory Maternity Pay: £140.98 per week (currently £139.58) Statutory Paternity Pay: £140.98 per week (currently £139.58) Shared Parental Pay: £140.98 per week (currently £139.58) Statutory Adoption Pay: £140.98 per week (currently £139.58) Statutory Sick... read more »