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Sleep ins and National Minimum Wage – the latest

Sleep ins and National Minimum Wage – the latest

30 June 2017 by Nicola Brown

As we have covered in our previous ebulletins, the position regarding pay for workers who carry out ‘sleep in’ shifts (sometimes also known as ‘on call’ or ‘standby’ shifts) has been the subject of a number of decided cases. However, although there have been several cases which found that National Minimum Wage... read more »

The heat is on – issues for employers

The heat is on – issues for employers

27 June 2017 by Anna Rabone

The recent heat wave has been glorious! Whilst we would all like to think a bit of heat and sunshine will not cause any issues in the workplace, unfortunately in practice sometimes it can. We have been receiving a number of queries from employers about issues related to the recent hot weather conditions. Here... read more »

Father wins sex discrimination case

Father wins sex discrimination case

29 June 2017 by Marianne Wright

Many employers pay enhanced rates of maternity pay, over and above the statutory minimum, to mothers on maternity leave. As we discussed in our previous article, it used to be argued that employers who paid enhanced maternity pay didn’t have to pay enhanced paternity pay, on the basis that maternity is... read more »

A case of pogonophobia?

A case of pogonophobia?

27 June 2017 by Anna Rabone

Pogonophobia is an extreme dislike of beards. Margaret Thatcher is famously said to have had pogonophobia, and it seems that some employers share that with her! It has been reported recently that a construction firm (Mears) has banned employees from having beards. Now to be fair to Mears, the reason they... read more »

Failure to manage a poorly performing employee proves a bitter pill to swallow

Failure to manage a poorly performing employee proves a bitter pill to swallow

29 June 2017 by Marianne Wright

Failing to deal properly with a poorly performing employee can prove costly, as the recent case of Mrs M Williams v Meddygfa Rhydbach Surgery & Others highlights. Mrs Williams had worked at the surgery for nearly 30 years. She started as a receptionist and was promoted to practice manager. The doctors who... read more »

Employment Law Update Evening Workshop - 18 July 2017

16 June 2017 by Marianne Wright

Join the solicitors at Pure Employment Law for our summer update, bringing you up to speed on all the latest developments in the fast-paced world of employment law. By popular demand, we will update you in a round table format with lots of opportunity to ask questions. As ever, there's no shortage of... read more »

Employment Law Update Breakfast Workshop - 29 June 2017

14 June 2017 by Marianne Wright

**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 available for our evening workshop on 18 July.** Join the solicitors at Pure Employment Law for our summer... read more »

Employment Law Update Breakfast Workshop - 6 July 2017

14 June 2017 by Marianne Wright

**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 available for our evening workshop on 18 July.** Join the solicitors at Pure Employment Law for our summer... read more »

Employment Law Update Evening Workshop - 13 July 2017

14 June 2017 by Marianne Wright

**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 available for our evening workshop on 18 July.** Join the solicitors at Pure Employment Law for our summer... read more »