As the cold weather draws in and we approach the Christmas break it can be difficult to keep staff motivated to achieve company objectives. Partner and employment law specialist Stephen Elliott explains how communication can help maintain momentum and increase morale.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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