Argos has recently been fined £1.5 million by HMRC, and ordered to repay £2.4 million in wages. The HMRC found that Argos had wrongly not been paying staff to attend briefings and for security checks. This failure to pay brought… Read on
Employers will not be able to avoid the fact that the biggest sporting event is now on – the Rugby World Cup. With England as its host, the opening match is taking place in Twickenham on 18th September 2015 and… Read on
Is a sick worker, who has been absent for several years, entitled to be paid in lieu of unused leave when his employment ends?
Yes, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) in the case of Plumb v Duncan Print Group Ltd. Background Mr Plumb, a printer, was on sick leave for a period of almost 4 years following an accident at work. After his… Read on
In the case of Bear Scotland v Fulton 2014, published today, the EAT has held that payments for normal non-guaranteed overtime is part of normal remuneration and must be included in the calculation of pay for holiday leave taken under… Read on
Could an employee’s own breach stop them from claiming against the employer? No, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the recent case of Atkinson v. Community Gateway Association. Background Mr Atkinson wanted to bring a claim of constructive dismissal… Read on
Discussions between an employer and an employee are “without prejudice” where the discussion is with a view to settling an existing claim. This means that, where there is an Employment Tribunal claim, or a dispute that might lead… Read on
‘Unlawful deductions from wages’ refers to money taken from worker’s wages without proper authority. There are circumstances in which an employer can legitimately make deductions, for example to recover an overpayment of wages or to enforce a court order. Other… Read on