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Employment law is constantly changing, both in terms of legislation and when new case law develops. We update you on significant developments when they occur, summarising what you need to know in our clear, user-friendly email updates. Our database of articles is fully searchable and covers nearly every employment law topic you can think of! Please use the search function (at the top right of the page) to find articles on the topics that interest you.

Zero hours contracts - exclusivity clauses banned

Zero hours contracts - exclusivity clauses banned

29 May 2015 by Nicola Brown

Zero hours contracts have been a hot topic for some time now, and as you may recall, the Government conducted a consultation exercise about them in 2014. The main conclusion reached from the consultation was that exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts needed to be addressed. The usual aim of a zero hours contract... read more »

Discrimination - motive of decision maker

Discrimination - motive of decision maker

29 May 2015 by Marianne Wright

The Court of Appeal has recently held in CLFIS (UK) Ltd v Reynolds (2015) that if there was no discriminatory motive on the part of a sole decision maker in the decision to dismiss then there was no discrimination, even if the decision maker relied upon reports of others who were motivated by... read more »

Latest news - meaning of 'establishment' for collective redundancies

Latest news - meaning of 'establishment' for collective redundancies

30 April 2015 by Nicola Brown

It was announced today that the European Court has reached a decision in the Woolworths case regarding the meaning of an 'establishment'. As you may recall from our 2013 article here, when Woolworths closed down they did not engage in consultation at stores with fewer than 20 employees, as they considered that the... read more »

Costs in the Employment Tribunal - can't pay, won't pay (yet!)

Costs in the Employment Tribunal - can't pay, won't pay (yet!)

30 April 2015 by Peter Stevens

As anyone who has ever been to an Employment Tribunal will know, awards of costs are rare. Costs are normally only awarded where a party has behaved unreasonably in either bringing a claim or in the way they have pursued it. In addition, even if you are able to persuade an Employment Judge... read more »

Whistleblowing - what does 'public interest' mean?

Whistleblowing - what does 'public interest' mean?

30 April 2015 by Marianne Wright

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Chesterton Global Ltd (t/a Chestertons) and another v Nurmohamed (2015) concerned a Director (Mr Nurmohamed) of the Mayfair office of a firm of estate agents. Mr Nurmohamed made protected disclosures i.e. he ‘blew the whistle’ about manipulations of the company accounts. Mr Nurmohamed believed... read more »

Zero hours worker wins £19,500 compensation

Zero hours worker wins £19,500 compensation

30 April 2015 by Nicola Brown

Zero hours contracts are the name the media have given to arrangements where workers have no set minimum working hours. They are also sometimes called bank or flexible contracts, and many employers like them because they mean that they do not have to pay for labour that they do not need. As we... read more »

Shared Parental Leave now in force

Shared Parental Leave now in force

30 April 2015 by Marianne Wright

5 April 2015 marked the start of a new chapter in family-friendly rights in the workplace. As we previously reported, the new shared parental leave scheme applies to employees expecting a baby or adopting a child on or after that date. Whilst the idea behind shared parental leave is to encourage parents to... read more »

National Minimum Wage issues - travel time and sleep ins

National Minimum Wage issues - travel time and sleep ins

31 March 2015 by Nicola Brown

This article is based on part of a presentation given at the Care Showcase on 18 March 2015. A copy of the presentation can be viewed here. When it comes to looking at a worker's working hours, we have two different sets of regulations. Firstly there are the Working Time Regulations which set... read more »

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