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Archive: Employment Law

How to Calculate Holiday Pay for ‘Part-Year’ Workers

Term-time working is most commonly associated with the education sector, be it in regards to teachers, support staff, caterers, cleaners and so on. Calculating holiday pay for such individuals can often be a challenge for employers, requiring them to adopt a different more complex approach. Helpfully, the case of The Harpur Trust v Brazel has […]

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Correctly Calculating Holiday Pay

Voluntary overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay, following the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision in Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust. The calculation of holiday pay is governed by two separate legal frameworks, the first is the Working Time Regulations 1998, and the second is the Working Time Directive. We will […]

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Family-friendly rights: What can happen if you get them wrong…

Employees benefit from a number of family-friendly rights, such as the more commonly known maternity leave and its statutory pay, and paternity leave and its statutory pay. But a few years ago, the Government introduced two additional schemes to benefit the working parent. These were shared parental leave (SPL) and statutory shared parental leave pay […]

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Introducing Navigate HR – a key support service for SMEs

Our employment law team have developed a new, comprehensive support package focused on meeting the HR needs of small to medium sized businesses. Introducing Navigate HR.

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Employment law updates to be aware of!

April 2019 brings higher tribunal compensation awards, itemised pay slips, National Minimum Wage increases and more to the world of Employment Law.

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Top 10 Employment Law cases of 2018

As the New Year is pending, here’s a snapshot of the top 10 Employment and HR cases to reflect on from 2018.

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The ‘Good Work Plan’ – set to be the largest reform to workers’ rights in 20 years

Earlier today, the Government announced their plans to introduce new reforms to upgrade workers’ rights, specifically those working in the gig-economy, working as agency workers or on zero-hour contracts. The proposed reforms are to be one of the largest reforms in almost 20 years.

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Uber’s appeal against drivers’ “worker status” to be heard this week

Case update!  You may recall that in October 2016 the Employment Tribunal made a landmark ruling that Uber drivers were deemed to be “workers”.

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An Employers Guide To Maternity Leave

It’s important for employers to know the do’s and do not’s when it comes to employee maternity leave, get it wrong and the consequences could seriously impact your business. 

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Get Your Employment Tactics Right For The World Cup

The time has come for World Cup fever to kick in! Millions of fans are excited for the 32 days of football action from the world’s best competing for the coveted World Cup.  

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