As the 2017 General Election rapidly approaches and the UK population decides which party to vote for, have you considered the impact of your vote on employment law? According to their manifestos, the three main parties, Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats, are...

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When Love and Work Collide

Valentine’s Day is here again and for many employers, this serves as a reminder that love can be found in many places, including at work. With people dedicating more time to their careers, relationships between colleagues are now common. Although romance in the air...

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National Minimum Wage 1 April 2017

National Minimum Wages Changes The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum amount of money per hour to which workers in the UK are entitled. It is reviewed yearly by the government, which is advised by the Low Pay Commission (an independent body). As of 1 April...

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The Essential Guide to Holiday Pay

The ESSENTIAL Guide to Holiday Pay - 8:30am Tuesday 22 November 2016, Nantgarw We would like to invite you to our FREE seminar. Places are limited and we expect them to fill quickly. To secure a place please email admin@p4b-law.co.uk You will know how many questions...

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New National Minimum Wage Rates

New National Minimum Wage Rates Age                               Current Rate           New Rate from 1 October 2016 Age 25 +                             £7.20                   £7.20 Age 21 +                             £6.70                   £6.95 Age 18 –...

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Voluntary Overtime and Holiday Pay

Voluntary overtime should be Included in calculation of statutory holiday pay The recent case in the Employment Tribunal of Brettle v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council held that that voluntary overtime should be included in the calculation of statutory holiday pay....

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ACAS Code and SOSR

The ACAS code of practice and SOSR dismissals The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures Code contains recommendations on how to deal with disciplinary matters and grievances. In a successful unfair dismissal case at an employment tribunal,...

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Banning Headscarves and Discrimination

Banning Muslims’ headscarves at work may not be discriminatory Following a recent case, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that it is sometimes acceptable for employers to refuse to allow female Muslims to wear headscarves in the workplace. This is on the...

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Travelling Time is Working Time

Travelling time is working time Following the case of Federación de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones Obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL, Tyco Integrated Fire & Security Corporation Servicios SA Case C 266/14 ECJ, time spent by mobile workers...

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Contractual Handbook

The recent Court of Appeal case of Department of Transport v Sparks has looked at the question of whether a new attendance management procedure could be unilaterally amended by the employer. In this case the Court of Appeal held that the new attendance management...

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